"Some leviathans are benevolent, respectful of the safety and mutuality of the seminar environment."

Jake’s Classroom Bestiary

March 29, 2013 • 1
The dynamics of class discussion are one thing I think I will stop trying to understand. They are so strangely central to our academic upbringing, but I am certain I’ll never know what changes when we walk through the threshold of the classroom.
The Venn Diagram of Jake's Life

Shit-checking, board-diving

December 7, 2012 • 1981
Last week I saw someone wearing a shirt that just said, “CHECK YOUR SHIT.” Eloquence.

You’re Welcome, Football.

November 16, 2012 • 0
This weekend thousands of Elis, Bulldogs, Yalies, and people that were at one point affiliated with Harvard University will flood the streets of Cambridge. As a freshman, I know little more than one thing about this experience: it’s important to people. Since The Game is one of those many ingredients that shape the popular conception of both Yale and Harvard, I had lots of strange notions of what it might be all about.
"An audience is always warming but it must never be necessary to your work." - G-Stein

Steinin’ at the Beinecke

November 2, 2012 • 0
Thorton Wilder ’20 was an intimate friend of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. Having met the pair during Stein’s American lecture tour in 1934, the acclaimed author of “The Bridge of San Luis Rey” and “Our Town” kept a lifelong correspondence with Stein and Toklas. “Thorny,” as he was affectionately known to Stein — »

News Haven, Old Media Temple, To Close

October 5, 2012 • 0
“People raise pigs on roofs,” offered Tony Kowalski, as just one example of the obscure knowledge one could glean from thumbing through the periodicals of News Haven. “Oh yeah, they do all kinds of stuff down there in the city.” Kowalski has been the processor of News Haven’s inventory for the past 15 years, a »

Samar Yazbek: Novelist, patriot, fighter-in-exile

September 28, 2012 • 0
Q. Why do you write? A. It’s so natural that it doesn’t feel like a facet of my life, but life itself. You can’t ask someone why their eyes are a certain color. But my relationship with writing is very important, besides its being the best joy in my life. It’s a bridge between beauty »
These dilapidated newspaper trucks will soon house mobile art installations.

Ars Mobilus

September 14, 2012 • 0
This Saturday, Sept. 15, marks the deadline for submission to a local art competition held by Artspace New Haven. Artspace is seeking a “designer/architect or artist to propose an installation and design for a mobile studio, housed within an empty New Haven Register delivery truck.” The nonprofit gallery and organization will be occupying the New »