Goodbye to All This
On Fridays, I have lunch with two of my best friends. I can’t remember exactly what we talk about: weekend plans, mostly; homework, sometimes. We have a series of inside jokes that involve speaking in British accents. Occasionally, there is news: a fling, a breakup, a funny story. We chew over the details. If the story’s worth telling again, we repeat it the next week. “Do you remember that time when…?” Yes, usually. We laugh just as hard the second time.
Real Life is Very Exciting: Matthew Weiner
Now in the second half of its seventh season, “Mad Men,” which premiered in 2007, has set the standard for TV drama. As it followed the life of Don Draper, a Madison Avenue advertising executive, the show probed everything from the social tumult of the 1960s to our own relationship with the past. This Wednesday, WEEKEND sat down with “Mad Men” creator and showrunner Matthew Weiner to talk about wrapping the show, ’70s fashion, and why he loves “Broad Cit
My Yale Anti-Bucket List
I’m about to begin my last month of college. It’s terrifying, exciting and mostly insomnia-inducing.
Thanks (Part 2)
“Do you pity me,” I asked. “For not having all the things that you’ve had?”
“Of course not,” Todd said, too quickly, in reply.
Thanks (Part 1)
The three of them talked about the way the beach had changed in the three years since they had last been to this house. I had no knowledge of the details — the new restaurants, the changing cost of firewood on the shore — so I listened and watched the candles flicker and the wax melt. I knew the big changes anyway, the ones that Todd, Amy and Cam, did not mention. Three years ago, Stephanie, Todd’s wife, had died. Two years after that, he had somehow found me.
Who is the Great Fratsby?
This is a list of characters from “The Great Gatsby” ranked by how much fun they’d be at the 2014 Harvard-Yale tailgate.
Why? Because many people who tailgate never make it to The Game, and here Gatsby offers an instructive parallel: It follows characters who spend their time in one long party and never achieve their true goals.
A Formal Vacation to Roìa
While occasionally frustrating, Roìa’s fastidiousness serves a larger fantasy. The restaurant aims to offer a specific kind of food, but also in a specific style. In this case, that means food from the South of France, and specifically old-fashioned food from that region. The menu has no foams, fusions or gastronomic flights of fancy.
Requiem for a Selfie
Last Friday, “Selfie” was cancelled. ABC announced that it wouldn’t extend the show’s 13-episode order, and that many of those episodes might not air. The timeslot’s likely going to holiday programming. The show averaged a tiny 1.5 million in key demographics, and it’s not likely that many will miss it. I know I’ll miss it, though.
10 Yale-themed Halloween Costumes that require (almost) no effort
Today is Halloween, and unlike those gold-star overachievers who nabbed their costumes weeks in advance, you’ve found yourself all alone in a spooky place. Plus, you didn’t get YSO tickets, so going out’s not worth it anyway. Luckily, I have a solution. Here are some Yale-themed costumes that don’t require you to see other people, but do require some social media.
Which Rory Gilmore Are You?
Even if you’ve never heard of Amy Sherman-Palladino’s early 2000s WB masterpiece, you’ve probably heard of Rory Gilmore. In part, this is because Rory Gilmore, daughter of rebel-child Lorelai, feels like a student on campus, or at least someone that many students want to be: She’s high-achieving, she nabs cute if dangerous boyfriends, she edits the YDN, she’s “basic” before the term existed. In other words, she’s aggressively bland.
Pretty soon, getting scened will amount to more social capital than an Andrew Goble photo.