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Articles by Gareth Imparato

Brief wondrous visit

The afternoon of Tues., Nov. 12, a group of Yale students crowded into a largely unknown venue—the spacious auditorium in St. Thomas More was packed, with attendees overflowing into...

Vote Harp!

Until a few months ago, I knew very little about New Haven politics. I talked about politics often, but I was content to remain uninvolved, my personal convictions uncomplicated...

Spring breakdown

French sociologist and cocktail party quotable Jean Baudrillard coined the term hyperreality in his 1981 masterpiece Simulacra and Simulation. It refers to the notion that in late stage...

TV: House of Cards

With Netflix’s first original series, the drama House of Cards, the medium has until now overshadowed the message. Netflix has released the entire first season all at once, satisfying...

MUSIC: Starfucker

Starfucker’s latest album, Miracle Mile, isn’t very good. It’s not that it’s particularly bad either, but the latest effort from the Portland-based electronic rock outfit never really gets going....

TV: Girls

With its gender-studies baiting name—and its creator Lena Dunham’s tendency to assume that she and her selfish, deeply confused on-screen alter-ego Hannah are one in the same—Girls is a...

MUSIC: Rihanna

Rihanna has released seven albums in the past eight years. Since graduating to the rarified class of bankable pop stars in today’s fractured Internet-era music industry, she has played...

What is a rose?

The myth of Gertrude Stein has perhaps eclipsed the reality of the woman. She is so closely associated with her rarified cultural scene that when we refer to Stein,...

Music: G.O.O.D. Music

With his 2010 release of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West created a bona fide modern classic. For an artist defined by two traits—sincere self-reflection and a boundless...

A local recipe

The Northern Greening represents Yale’s latest foray into the wild world of sustainable, delicious, food policy. Unlike institutions such as the Yale Farm, however, the fledgling company takes an...

Music: Battles

Remix albums are very easy to make and very hard to make well. They’ve become something of a mainstay in modern indie music, but more often than not they...

Storm and stress

According to a recent Penn State study, one third of all college students report experiencing mental illness. At Yale that number is closer to 50 percent, according to Yale...

The science of the sell

Yale stores its surprisingly sparse supply of brochures for prospective students on a bookshelf in the admissions office. Half of the bookshelf is devoted to two slim pamphlets, one...

Yale swag

Like every college, Yale has a wide variety of university-themed apparel and tchotchkes. Most colleges probably don’t have their own (surprisingly tacky) Vineyard Vines line, but such is the...

Cave diving in the Cavity

The term “underground” applies to 216 Dwight St. literally. The house’s basement hints at the primeval—or at least the late 1960s—with sloping walls and threadbare-chic couches. The first time...