Over winter break, my friend told me to try Sims Freeplay on my phone. Being the sheeperson that I am, I downloaded it from the App Store and created my first character, Bilbo Baggins, who lives in a log cabin. (I had just watched the Hobbit trilogy.) On the afternoon of December 30, as I »
“Return Journey” Does Not Go Gently Into That Good Night
I first heard Dylan Thomas’s famed villanelle, “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night,” just a couple weeks ago in the new Christopher Nolan blockbuster Interstellar. Michael Caine, each time the topic of mortality comes up (which is often) beats us over the head with it — “rage, rage, against the dying of the light” — and proceeds to build a giant spaceship.
What do you deserve for Chrismahanukwanzakah?
1. It’s Sunday evening. You’ve just spent the weekend in Brooklyn, hanging with friends and hitting up bars and going to gallery openings. Unfortunately, you also have a paper due in 12 hours. (The essay prompt includes the words “dialectic” and “materiality.”) What do you do? a) Delete your Facebook. Or consider deleting your Facebook. »
The Game as Seen by a WASP/ a Wasp
Sight hateful, sight tormenting! Here they all join in song, and I, cut off from the world, among a species not my own, sting aimlessly hither and thither. Buzzzzzzsdfasdfdsf boolllabulldogs bulldogs, bwewwwww — I cannot enunciate the words. I am cursed with this voiceless buzz.
A Game for All!
Had you read it in the news? Had you see it in the sky? It is indeed this time of the year once again, when all the little biddles and jibs bundle up in their big puffy copes for the day of the big one. On to a bus and to the Harver they fly!
From: Joshua Fitt <email@example.com> Date: Sat, Nov 8, 2014 at 11:28 PM Subject: Are you ready? (FOR BAGELBRUNCH TOMORROW?!?!!?!?!?!??!?!???!!!???) “From: Vesica Bægel Get ready for Yale’s favorite traditional game of BLADDERBAGEL!!!! At exactly 11:00 AM, the gates of the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale will open, and the GAMES WILL BEGIN…” Quite »
The Five Types of Yalies You Saw at the Polls
The Yale Dem “Here, let me fill out your registration for you…” Almost as ubiquitous as their fliers/ sidewalk drawings encouraging you to vote, the self-proclaimed on-campus upholders of democracy were out in force on Tuesday. Of course your vote matters, they say – it just happens to matter a little more if you »
Waiting for Harries
A PSA for the art community: The Whitney Humanities Center event “Conversing with Things: Drawings, Paintings, and Pastels” is not a gallery walk-through with the exhibit’s featured artist, professor Karsten Harries ’58 GRD ’62.
A Night at the Hotel Nepenthe
One of the exchanges takes place entirely in Italian; in another, the remaining players spray whipped cream into the speakers’ mouths. It makes no sense. It also makes complete sense.
What would you do with $51 million?
Let’s get hot tubs! Right? 51 million dollars is definitely enough for at least one Jacuzzi per college, one in Commons, one on Old Campus, four in Woodbridge Hall, three in Bass and maybe even a few private ones for select suites in JE. I know what you’re thinking: That’s a conservative estimate, as the »