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‘Howl’ keeps it real

October 8, 2010 • 0
James Franco may have been a large part of the draw for students attending a special screening of “Howl,” directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s take on beat poet Allen Ginsberg’s revolutionary poem. But the Whitney Humanities Center screening Wednesday evening left the audience with much more. English professors Amy Hungerford, Michael Warner and Langdon »
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Scott Pilgrim vs. Who-The-Hell-Cares?

September 3, 2010 • 5
There aren’t many reasons to love Scott Pilgrim. The 22-year-old guitarist (played by Michael Cera) dates a high schooler, Knives Chau (Ellen Wong), mooches off of his gay roommate (Kieran Culkin) and is Canadian. And on top of it, his band’s called “Sex Bomb-Omb.” But maybe what’s redeemable about Scott ­— and this movie — »
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‘Joneses’ can’t keep up

April 23, 2010 • 0
First-time director Derrick Borte’s “The Joneses” is a not-so-typical film about a not-so-typical family. The movie’s biggest flaw may be its thinly concealed plotline that leaves you little time to wonder what’s going on. You know something’s wrong from the start; the tagline, “They’re not just living the American dream, they’re selling it” gives away »
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Alexis ‘Lexi’ Zhangi

April 23, 2010 • 0
26, full-time barista full-time employee at The Owl Shop, runs “The Dirty Pond” and “Elm City List” Been in New Haven for: Seven years Where she’s at when not at The Owl Shop: 116 Crown ­— Firehouse 12 — Artspace — Anyplace where there’s something engaging going on. Her spring drink: Prosecco Q. So what »
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CHEESE

February 5, 2010 • 0
Google “Caseus” (“cheese” in Latin) and all but two of your first 10 results refer to the New Haven fromagerie on the corner of Whitney Avenue and Trumbull Street. For those who have never gone cheese tasting in a store (I hadn’t), entering Caseus’s shop is quite intimidating. The selection is numerous, each cheese with »
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WHC, blowing Blockbuster out of the water

January 11, 2010 • 1
When I visited the Film Study Center in the basement of Whitney Humanities Center on 53 Wall St. — better known as the stomping grounds of Directed Studies kids — to renew my film rental membership, I was pleasantly surprised. Undergraduates this term no longer have to pay the $20 per semester fee to check »
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December 4, 2009 • 0
Generation X at Yale may have been the luckiest yet. We’ve grown up riding bikes, playing board games, frolicking outside, reading a few books here and there, maybe some N64—but without the limitless access to the Web or computers that kids have today, which can reduce time spent with people live. But as those now »
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A collective groove

November 13, 2009 • 0
On Saturday night a handful of New Haven musicians took the stage at Firehouse 12 on 45 Crown St. with little knowledge of where the night would take them. For most people, this would mean chaos. But for the New Haven Improvisers Collective, or NHIC, this is how they perform. The Collective got together at »
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Negroponte Remembers

November 13, 2009 • 1
scene caught up with former United States ambassador to the United Nations, Director of National Intelligence and Cold Warrior John Negroponte ’60. After spending nearly 40 years in foreign service in countries such as Iraq, the Philippines, Mexico, Honduras, Vietnam and Hong Kong, Negroponte returned to Yale in September in order to teach. Q: What »

Scene Cover: Epidemics at Yale

October 16, 2009 • 0
Students and faculty members are disappearing. Locked in bedrooms, mouths covered in surgical masks, suspected victims of H1N1, better known as swine flu, can spend as long as a week hidden from the rest of the Yale community. Swine flu may be the only epidemic our generation of college students will experience first-hand. But Yale, »
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Thali Too’s new groove

September 25, 2009 • 1
It’s been only 16 months since the opening of Thali Too, but the restaurant has already revamped its offerings. As owner and executive chef Prasad Chirnomula describes, Thali Too labors to “bring you the drama” of the diverse regional cuisines of India. And now those dishes, which still all cost under $10, feature a wider »
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Planet Bollywood is in Yale’s orbit

September 11, 2009 • 0
Due to what professor Ashish Chadha and many others call the “Slumdog effect,” you may have noticed more Bollywood on campus lately. Well, if you haven’t, it is a happy feeling that makes you feel all your troubles will disappear. That is how I felt when I saw the Bollywood Film Series flyer, promoting screenings »