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Articles by Alexander Saeedy

Film: Leviathan

Leviathan’s best quality is its realism. But its plot is not exactly realistic. It’s quite the opposite. The film is about those unspoken forces in life—fear, desire, power, greed,...

Index: February 27, 2015

619 Days until the next Presidential election 12 Number of candidates expected to run for the Republican Nomination 84 Articles on Politico covering the Republican Presidential Nomination during the...

Music: Avi Buffalo

Avi Buffalo smells like high school. Just one song catapults me into the back seat of Sam Nash’s Toyota, where we made fun of our French teacher and listened...

Movie: Noah

In 50 years, I can’t imagine what we’ll tell our grandchildren about Fox News. “Yeah, not really sure what was going on there. Don’t even ask about the Westboro...

Looking past stereotypes

A great TV series requires a great ensemble. Our most popular TV series may boast an outstanding lead character, whether it’s Mad Men’s Don Draper or The Soprano’s Tony Soprano,...

Music: Dum Dum Girls

Is there a better cocktail than girls and guitars? Rock-and-roll, with its determined, aggressive sound and heart-throb rock stars, has always reveled in its particularly masculine aura. But women...

89. Best excuse

Excuses are everywhere at Yale, and I really mean everywhere. Among them, I’ve only heard one that is not absolutely worthless. We pass the hours reflecting on the content...

Missed Connections

Star-crossed Bulldog seeks his destined Crimson partner You don’t remember me. We’ve only spoken once—I saw you dancing on top of a table at the Crimson party last November....

Music: Cults

Static isn’t that bad of an album. I swear—it’s not. But the real problem might be that Cults isn’t all too great of a band. Don’t get me wrong—their...

Model behavior

For some, fashion means picking out a Yale sweatshirt and smell-checking a pair of clean looking jeans. But there are a handful of Yale students for whom the word...

Woody’s got the blues

Where do you find yourself when watching Blue Jasmine? Somewhere in between your past and your present—and believe me, Woody Allen’s newest bleak rom-com wouldn’t want it any other...

MUSIC: Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The word “mosquito” immediately conjures some gruesome images in my mind when I reflect on it. But even if my personal experiences with the Culicidae family aren’t too fond,...

TV: Mad Men

“Midway in our life’s journey, I went astray from the straight road, and woke to find myself alone, in a dark wood.” As Don Draper, 1960’s ad man, recites...

MUSIC: Rhye

Spring is here, and the Los Angeles duo Rhye (Mike Milosh and Robin Hannibal) is calling back the sun to its proper height with their stellar new album Woman....

In the divide

Indie legends of the 20th century like The Smiths, Fleetwood Mac, and Oasis seem to blossom for a moment and then fade away into oblivion. For a moment, they...

A wider net

An uneasy silence washed over the room. Deputy Provost Frances Rosenbluth opened a manila folder and pointed at data for President-elect Salovey, GRD ’86, while Dean Mary Miller, GRD...

MUSIC: Destiny’s Child

Beyoncé’s been on everyone’s mind lately. From her oh-so revealing GQ cover (damn, post Blue Ivy?), to her maybe-faked, maybe-real inauguration performance, to her impending reunion with Destiny’s Child...

MUSIC: Toro y Moi

It’s always difficult to articulate the genre of the music of Toro Y Moi. Crafting a distinct fusion of R&B, electronica, jazz, and ‘chill-wave,’ Chad Bundwick’s project as Toro...

MUSIC: Tame Impala

It’s difficult to think of Lonerism, the second studio album of Australian psychedelic rock group Tame Impala, as an album. Compared to the bold odyssey of sound and synthesizers...