Show promotes green design

September 15, 2009
“I love living in ‘The Glidehouse’ for so many reasons,” says Michelle Kaufman from a video screen at the front of the exhibition. Kaufman is both the architect and resident of her sustainable home in Northern California, the so-called “Glidehouse.” She continues, listing the environmentally friendly features of her home: the wood sunshades that can »

And on the eighth day, the quad partied

September 4, 2009
Last spring, my suitemates and I got last pick in the Branford housing lottery. On room-draw day, after an hour of sitting uncomfortably in the overcrowded common room and watching every good suite get taken, we were left with K21. (Blah blah blah OK now you know where I live. Big deal. You could have »

Along came Bimby

August 28, 2009
As soon as I had thrown down my fork next to a still-heaping plateful of orecchiette bolognese, Tina, my eccentric Italian host mother, whisked the dish away and replaced it with a piece of fish topped with capers and slices of lemon. Also on the table were several “contori” (side dishes), freshly-baked bread and a »

Kosher krunked

April 17, 2009
Just don’t drink this weekend. That would have been the logical answer. Instead, I spent way more time than I should have trying to figure out what types of alcohol fit into my over-simplified version of “Kosher for Passover.” When it comes to Passover, I stick to the basics: no wheat, oats, rye, barley or »

Toad’s is gross, trousers are not

April 3, 2009
Let’s talk about Jack Wills. Until recently, I was under the impression that Jack was some guy on the football team whose name was emblazoned on t-shirts and flyers as part of an inside joke. Every time there was a “Jack Wills Party” I just assumed that Jack’s friends were all meeting up at a »

Luda does Yale

March 27, 2009
Guess what. Chris “Ludacris” Bridges wants to go to Yale. Even better: I managed to get my hands on his application for admission after being one of the lucky few to attend his Master’s Tea in Branford yesterday. And I only had to wake up at 7 a.m. and wait in line for 20 minutes »

Your party sucked, says freshman

February 20, 2009
The Valentine’s Day party scene? Not great. Granted, V-Day isn’t usually associated with crazy parties for those whose Facebook relationship status reads “single.” But still. As far as I know, most of the student body isn’t paired off, and, as many Yalies will use any excuse to get drunk and hook up with that random »

Tour de spandex

February 6, 2009
Well done, DKE. The Tour de Franzia (because “classy people need classy drinks”) occurred this Friday night at the DKE house. The brothers of Delta Kappa Epsilon reside in a little compound behind Payne Whitney. (Odd, given I had always imagined that the world just sort of ended somewhere behind the blue tarp covering the »

Who let the puppiez out?

February 6, 2009
America loves dogs, and these days Hollywood is more than happy to supply them. While you, the average moviegoer, decide which dog movie you should see, scene ponders a more important question: Which dog movie ARE you — which best matches your essence? Take this quiz to find out.

Art party for — art?

January 16, 2009
There’s a gallery opening in New York City. Two thousand people have shown up to walk a miniature red carpet, sip cocktails and eat tiny hors d’oeurves passed around by tuxedoed waiters. Music blasts from the speakers of a DJ booth set up in a corner of the gallery, the perfect background to take in »


December 5, 2008
Meet Daniel schlosberg, pianist conductor composer hometown Philadelphia, Penn. major Music Favorite composers Barber, Poulenc, Mompou, Britten favorite books “Le Grand Mesulnes” by Alain Fournier, “A Distant Shore” by Caryl Phillips favorite classes History of American Photography, History of Western Music: The 19th and 20th Centuries QWhen did you first start playing the piano? AI »

Art in the parlor

November 7, 2008
ArtParlor is not a new café on Chapel Street, nor is it one of the paint-on-pottery places that we loved to visit as children. ArtParlor, or rather, is a new Web site that is working to create a community for artists and art enthusiasts both online and on campus. The Web site, which will »