Sacrifice warmth for fashion to achieve the ultimate aesthetics?

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November 19, 2009 • 1
This weekend, students of both Yale and Harvard will be faced with several difficult sartorial dilemmas: Do I want to sacrifice warmth for fashion at the game? What do I wear to the tailgate party? Should I crush that Harvard girl’s self esteem with an obscene T-Shirt or mack on her by dressing to the »

Baby, it’s (going to get) cold outside

November 17, 2009 • 2
Although I can’t hear them over the sound of my chattering teeth, seasoned New Haven-ites insist that the weather hasn’t even begun to turn cold. So, in the spirit of warmth and style, I’ve created an easy-to-follow purchasing guide for all the gear you’ll need this winter. First, everyone needs a down jacket. And you »

Men of Yale: Get classy with

November 16, 2009 • 0
Hope is not lost for those of us who lack sartorial saviness., recently absorbed by, digitalizes the ubiquitously classy magazine, bringing impeccable style to your screen. The site is not limited to fine clothing, however. The best of Style, News+Politics, Entertainment, Women, Sports, Food+Travel, Cars+Gear, How To and Video are compiled on the »

Not your typical gap year …

November 13, 2009 • 7
When Michael Richter was assigned to Calhoun College, he didn’t immediately pull out his laptop and start joining Facebook groups like “Dontcha Wish Your Master Was HOT Like Ours.” He never logged onto the admitted students Web site to broadcast his favorite works of literature, and when the time came, he didn’t e-mail for a »

The diplomat’s documentarian brother

November 13, 2009 • 0
A diplomat and an independent documentary filmmaker: the two Negroponte brothers could not have followed more divergent paths to fame. After John’s birth in London, his Greek parents moved the Negroponte family to New York City, where Michel was born and raised. John came to Yale after attending Phillips Exeter Academy and eventually became a »

Spring Fling — only 6 months away!

November 10, 2009 • 2
I filled out the Spring Fling Survey late last night in a state of semi-consciousness as I lay in bed. The meaning behind the convoluted syntax and multifarious interwoven clauses of the first question were therefore completely lost on me. “If the Spring Fling Committee were to keep a blog during the artist selection process, »

Dear Jack: He’s back

October 30, 2009 • 0
Andrew McMahon lived the rock & roll dream. His high school band, Something Corporate, landed a major record deal with Geffen and sold out venues as they headlined a world tour. In August 2005, his first solo album with his side project, Jack’s Mannequin, was poised to be released, kicking off a U.S. tour. “I »

In Between Dreams: Sleep at Yale

October 30, 2009 • 2
On the occasional morning, Lydia Stepanek ’12 wakes up as a 30-year-old mother on the way to a baseball game with her son. She rises abruptly out of bed at the sound of her alarm clock, her packed collegiate schedule no longer allowing her the time to awaken fully before bolting for class. And the »

MAKING THE DANCE: “Safety” behind the scenes

October 23, 2009 • 3
The Safety Dance. You’ve heard of it. And you’re probably going to show up, wearing an outfit that no self respecting individual would ever wear, even during the ’80s. So let the cameras click — those photos will be the only reason you’ll remember your experience when you wake up on the 24th of October. »


October 16, 2009 • 0
25-year-old London-based DJ James Connelly, AKA L-Vis 1990 drops some of the hottest sounds on the UK bassline scene. For those few unenlightened readers, that’s a mishmash of heavy electro-bass beats and wobbles mixed with distinctive ’80s sounds. But L-Vis doesn’t just make music and remixes, the electronic genius has also found success making music »

Don’t feed the models, just paint them black

October 16, 2009 • 3
Fashion magazines — particularly French Vogue — are as attention-needy as toddlers. But instead of shouting the occasional dirty word to surprise mom, Vogue scandalizes entire demographics. With the latest release, editor Carine Roitfeld may have crossed the line — the October issue features a 14-page spread of Dutch (and very white) model Lara Stone »

Postpartum rebellion

October 9, 2009 • 1
Roller derby? In 2009? Ya, Drew Barrymore went there. A bold move for the actress venturing into the world of directing. “Whip It” is a girl-power-laced action, drama, comedy, underdog-sports film all at once – with as much underlying identity crisis as the teens it portrays. But Barrymore didn’t throw caution to the wind with »