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Behind the grill

August 31, 2012 • 25
In a small office on 246 Church St., Rafi Taherian, executive director of Yale Dining, tells me about his first bite of tofu apple crisp. “I remember having it, and I didn’t like it,” Taherian says with a telling grin. “Few people like it, and a lot of people hate it.” But that apple — »
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“MFA Sculpture Show Part II” confuses, enlightens

April 6, 2012 • 0
“The information on the left is wrong. Call me … if you figure out the right information.” I’m not sure what to think when I see these words on the wrinkled notebook paper tacked to the wall inside Green Hall. It’s in the portion of the “MFA Sculpture Show Part II” that belongs to Kit »
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Seems Like Old Times?

March 30, 2012 • 5
1945 On a hot Sunday afternoon in 1945, 17-year-old Kemerer Edwards ’49 hurried across Old Campus. He stood at a staggering 6-foot-4, his brown hair waving in the August breeze over handsome cheekbones as he entered Dwight Hall for a start-of-the-year mixer. Girls from Smith, Wellesley and New Haven squeezed through the crowd, coquettishly introducing »
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Yale bloggers redefine the public and private

March 23, 2012 • 0
Full stop. Post. Where are these words going? For Elizabeth Henry ’14, author of the blog “Southern Belle At Yale,” her words were meant to go back to her home state of Mississippi, so that her parents, friends, relatives and teachers could hear about her college experience at Yale, as few people around her knew »

Dickens turns 200. ‘Nicholas Nickleby’ (1912) celebrates the silence

February 24, 2012 • 0
In case you missed it (I did), it was Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday on Feb. 7 — and in light of the English writer’s mega-stardom, people all over the world are celebrating. Dickens 2012, as the official celebration of the author’s “bicentenary” is named, is just one long party. Think of it as an intellectual »

MFA thesis show defies expectations, easy answers

February 17, 2012 • 0
A piece of art is generally regarded to be self-evident, a transcendent object rather than a documentation of the artist’s personal growth. The Yale MFA Thesis Show: Painting and Printmaking, the first part of which opened on Feb. 8 in Green Hall, is the culmination of the nearly two-year process of obtaining an MFA. So »
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Miya’s ‘Roll of a Lifetime’

February 14, 2012 • 1
“Roll of a Lifetime” may be one the of the most under appreciated rolls at Miya’s. While it’s on one of the most popular pages of Miya’s menu — Sushi for the Masses — it’s often forgotten under large orders of the ever popular “Spicy Broccoli Roll,” “Spicy Arctic Char Roll,” or any of the »
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A Disco In Your Mouth: Miya’s ‘Charlie Chan’s Ching Chong Roll’

January 29, 2012 • 0
As an Asian-American, of course “Charlie Chan’s Ching Chong Roll” caught my eye. “Racist!” I thought. But wait, Bun Lai is Asian too, so I guess it’s okay. Then I read the description: “like having a Chinese disco party in your mouth!” Gross. Discos in China are sweaty, sticky and covered in cigarette butts. Please »
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The Basement Revolution: Student Bands to Watch Out For

January 27, 2012 • 1
With only a limited number of outlets, the student bands at Yale are not the most visible performing arts groups. Yet those who want to play music with other students are determined. Forming a band, rehearsing, gaining an audience and finding success might be difficult, but Yale’s undergraduate musicians will tell you it’s a highly »

“Dirty Looks” frowned upon

January 20, 2012 • 0
Avant-garde is not an excuse to create trash and label it as art. Apparently, the makers of “Dirty Looks: A Long Distance Love Affair” didn’t get that memo — and I don’t think this a particularly harsh assumption. While I don’t expect a linear narrative in this “avant-garde” mash-up of 11 clips or a theme »

“Threads of Influence”: a well-told tale

January 19, 2012 • 0
“Threads of Influence,” an exhibition featuring works by graphic designer Tom Morin ART ’68, is excellent. But at leastat first glance, it seemed nothing more than an ordinary library display case. Obscurely nestled in the corner of the lower floor of the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, its layout is neither extravagant nor unique. »
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Let the games begin

November 18, 2011 • 0
It appears that 99 percent of Harvard students have 1 percent of the fun. So why not offer them drinks with that same alcohol-by-volume percentages? Maybe then they’ll have 2 percent of the fun. Round up equally sized teams of Harvard and Yale students, and obtain a handle of Everclear (yes, it’s only 95.8 percent »