This is Jonathan Coulton '93, Drew's funny boss.

‘I don’t think I deserve a profile in the YDN.’

January 18, 2013 • 4173
Less than a year out of college, Drew Westphal ’10 decided to throw caution to the wind and quit his prestigious, high-paying consulting job. Where he landed next, no one could have predicted.
Are our lives just one big game of "The Sims"?

The Internet says the darndest things

October 5, 2012 • 0
I recently read an article on Vice Magazine’s website that described the very real scientific theory that our reality is actually a computer simulation. Yeah, you understood me correctly: There is a scientist out there in the world — a real live scientist who has science-y credentials and an important science job — who really »
David Byrne of Talking Heads

David Byrne and James Murphy: Just a Couple Of Guys

March 23, 2012 • 1
This article is going to make me sound like a total fangirl, but you know what? Sorry I’m not sorry. On Wednesday morning, I woke up and faced a serious dilemma: What does one wear when she knows that she will be meeting two of her greatest heroes? I quickly abandoned all hopes of looking »

Screenwriter, director, former Duke’s Man

April 1, 2011 • 1
Joshua Shelov, Yale ’93, knows a thing or two about the movies. The successful writer wrote the original screenplay for “Green Street Hooligans,” a Hollywood film starring Elijah Wood as a Harvard dropout who joins an English football gang. Shelov is currently teaming up with three of his classmates on a new film, aptly titled »


February 4, 2011 • 0
This past Wednesday, the atmospheric augury Punxsutawney Phil peeked his head out of his hole to find a bare, shadowless land. The verdict: an early winter. But before we get our hopes up and pack up our parkas, maybe we should consider just where Phil gets his meteorological know-how. Could there be any logical explanation »

So hey! Here are some weird stores.

December 3, 2010 • 0
With Thanksgiving already over a week behind us, stores have begun to pull out their tinsel and cottony fake snow and build generic, pan-denominational holiday scenes in their windows. Walgreens has started to play tinny Christmas music over its loudspeaker system. Almost overnight, the commercial world has undergone a dramatic transformation, and just like that, »

Cut the crap, Shattuck

April 16, 2010 • 0
need a haircut. It’s pretty embarrassing, actually; my bangs are so long that they become stuck under the frames of my glasses. While I would love to think that I can rock the Buddy-Holly-meets-Cousin-It look, I must be honest with myself. I’ve been begging my friends to cut my hair to no avail for the »

Tunng starts to see land

April 9, 2010 • 0
A band whose founding members met while composing the soundtrack for a soft-core porno flick, Tunng delivers sounds that are as unexpected as they are lush and complex. With its affinity for strange instruments, gentle vocals and turntables, Tunng’s sound has been labeled “folktronica,” masterfully blending genres alongside bands like The Books and Four Tet. »

“Atheist” stays reticent

April 2, 2010 • 1
“I’m never drinking again.” These words, muttered at the beginning of “American Atheist,” by Jude Thomas (Gabriel DeLeon ’13) sound like something groaned by countless Yale students on Sunday mornings after a night at Toad’s Place. But Jude’s rude awakening does not mark the beginning of a long day of procrastination and regret, rather it »