Commencement 2020: Four Years in Review

Elevation: a review of Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite”

The following hopes to be a unique method of analysis in an attempt to live up to the unique genre-defying character of its subject, the […]

Finally, Good Boba in New Haven

New Haven is no longer a boba desert. The Whale Tea, a highly anticipated franchise of a Malaysian boba tea brand, opened on Whitney Avenue […]

Letter 10.13.17 // Stephan Sveshnikov

On Sept. 22, WKND ran a piece entitled “No More Nyets.” I had asked the editorial board to assign us a reporter to gain publicity […]


I’d like to talk to you. / How old are you? When / did you learn to walk so tall? / Is it lonely?

Street Style

Here are a few Yalies dressing to celebrate the new season. Hi spring.

Writing as Disease: Paul Auster

Paul Auster is an American author whose books have been translated into more than 40 languages. The recipient of several awards for both writing and […]

Pop Art

I once tried to buy an original Roy Lichtenstein at a garage sale. I was nine years old and when I asked the owner “if the piece was authentic,” he laughed for a moment before becoming deathly serious and telling me that, yes, indeed it was.

When They Were Young

The Killers thrive on drama. Each of their songs carries an overwhelming sense of immediacy and doom, a fate from which their glitzy rock seems the only deliverance.

Throwing Shade at "50 Shades"

I went to see “50 Shades of Grey” on Valentine’s Day. Some friends and I thought it would be funny to watch such an anti-romantic movie on a day devoted to romance itself. “50 Shades of Grey” was expectedly unremarkable: The dialogue was stilted; the acting, mediocre; the plot, vapid. Perhaps the only saving grace of the movie was its distinct color palette and cinematography.

Facing "Familiar" Dilemmas

Yet I couldn’t help but wonder if there was something out of place in the scene, something strange happening in the familiar surroundings. Perhaps it was the bright yellow Robert Mugabe portrait that Donald tried to hang on the wall without Marvelous noticing, his furtive actions often soliciting laughter from the audience; perhaps it was the thick Zimbabwean accent that still lingered in their dialogue.