Senior wants it Fresh

October 15, 2010
It’s no secret that sex and yoga have a mutually beneficial relationship: take a stroll through the bookstore or Urban Outfitters and you’ll find your fair share of tantric sex how-tos. As a seven-year practitioner who’s absolutely phenomenal in bed, I can confirm the connection. My advice: for best results, you want your energy on »

Foot Filosophy

September 3, 2010
Ah, FOOT: sleeping out, carboloading, endless rain, games designed to maim, that hot poobah my first year … During term time, FOOT is pretty much just a rad group of folks who get together every once in a while and do the types of things their classmates think are a little nuts. But each August, »

middle school > college

February 19, 2010
Most of us don’t have fond memories of middle school. Certainly not me: the retainers, the training bra that refused to “train” my pectoral muscles into breasts and — wait for it — the purple titanium leg brace. To say nothing of the social traumas, like the time my mean AIM gossip was printed out »

Anne Frank on strings

February 5, 2010
When the lights come up on an eerily-lit Anne Frank marionette dictating from her diary on a bare stage, we knows we’re in trouble. What kind of perverse mind would dream up this utterly creepy creature? The answer appears in the next scene and will dominate the show — Sid Silver (played by Mandy Patinkin »

Chunk in the trunk

August 28, 2009
We were an odd couple. As a child, I was allergic to peanuts, carrying double EpiPens in a purple fanny pack to ward off anaphylactic shock. At age seven, I attended five months of counseling to quell my attacks — whenever he came in the room I found myself nervous, short of breath, petrified that »

LaBute // Mamet = Beatz

April 17, 2009
There’s a ton of Yale theater going up this weekend, and it’s not your typical tried-and-true classics. In the next few days, audiences will witness two modern works by some of the most edgy and interesting artists out there, including David Mamet’s “Romance” and Neil LaBute’s “Bash: Latter-Day Plays.” For those of you not up »

Faxon gets ‘Real’

April 10, 2009
Tom Stoppard takes a lot of flak among some theater critics for having all of the words and none of the heart. That said, he also writes dialogue that makes theater studies majors want to kill themselves, gets Tony Awards showered upon him, and last year made it into Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people »

“With Kings In the Back”

February 27, 2009
Like your typical high-schooler, Tessa Williams ’10 read “Catcher in the Rye” in English class. Like your typical nerd, she loved it. But unlike the typical passive reader, Williams chose to expand upon the literary classic by developing her fascination for one of the novel’s unseen fringe characters, Jane Gallagher, into an original play. The »

Old bedfellows

February 20, 2009
A play with less than 10 pages of dialogue that lasts 25 minutes. It may seem like a recipe for disaster, but the original performance of “The Bed” at the Caffe Cino in Greenwich Village was one of the most popular of the era. This may have something to do with the fact that the »

‘Lydia’ finds beauty in pain

February 13, 2009
Viewing extreme disability produces in most people an intense discomfort. Juvenile joking about “retards” is a symptom of a deep anxiety about those who seem different. Maturity does not usually cure the underlying sense of repulsion and shame — when we see a deformed, crippled or mentally handicapped individual on the street, we tend to »

Valentine’s greatest hits and misses

February 13, 2009
Gag me with an extra bulky Smitten If you’re feeling lonely on V-day, take comfort: a lot of couples are really gross. So gross, in fact, that it even screws up their style (gasp!). You may not feel like a fashionista in your sweats, aimlessly surfing Facebook for prospects, but you’re a whole lot better »

Astronauts: better than halftime?

February 6, 2009
Men in tight pants are all well and good, but we all know why we watch the Super Bowl — the ads. Here’s what we can’t stop youtubing: It’s all about Beer What would a Super Bowl be without beer … commercials? Bud Light may be my new drink of choice for convincing Conan O’Brien »