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Articles by Kevin Su

Beautiful Mourning

The first time I heard Sufjan Stevens’ latest album, Carrie and Lowell, was on one of the first mornings of spring break. In retrospect, I was in completely the wrong...

Best music to get freaky to

Holiday songs are rarely sexy. Even when they’re trying, something isn’t quite right: “All I Want for Christmas,” though romantic, is too wholesome; “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”...

Music: Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande’s voice is great. Like, seriously great. It was great in her 2013 debut, Yours Truly, and it’s still great in her new album My Everything. That’s a constant. What...

Television: Orphan Black

In the past month, I have, to my own detriment, binge watched two shows: True Detective and Orphan Black. The two were surprisingly similar; they hop between plot-driven drama...

Sugar crush

I didn’t always love Korean pop (usually shortened to K-pop by fans of the genre). With its cloying sentimentality, ridiculous costumes, and insistent hooks, the whole genre reeked of...

Kevin plays Pokémon

Confession: I’ve never played Pokémon, Red or Blue. My first was actually Pokémon Yellow, playing on the Game Boy Color that my sisters and I somehow shared (the logistics...

Not by the dozen

Among the barrage of events, speakers, and opportunities plastered on the page, I almost missed it. On page eight of the Yale Daily News—the ad page—it was decidedly barebones, with...

18. Best Snapchat

The more I think about it, the more I realize that Snap- chat is actually just a reality television show starring my friends, in that it’s really just people...

Beyond the Bowl

It’s easy to settle into routine here at Yale. We time exactly when we can wake up without being late to class, learn the shortest path to take, arrange...

No-closet-fits-all

Coming out to my parents was always just something I assumed I had to do. Somehow it felt like my responsibility to myself as a gay man, as though...

MUSIC: The Knife

The Knife’s aptly named fourth studio album, Shaking The Habitual, may challenge or even alienate much of their previous fan base; gone are the in-your-face hooks of songs like...

MUSIC: The Strokes

It is impossible to listen to Comedown Machine, the fifth studio album by The Strokes, without a kind of giddy, childlike hope that the band might excite you the...

MUSIC: Cakes Da Killa

Cakes Da Killa is having a lot of sex and wants you to know. In fact, he’s written 12 songs just to let you know when, where, with whom,...

MUSIC: A$AP Rocky

A$AP Rocky has a pretty inflated image of himself: “Yes I’m the shit/Tell me, do I stink?” he raps in “Goldie,” the first single from his new album Long.Live.A$AP....

MUSIC: Crystal Castles

At the end of “Kerosene,” an early highlight on Crystal Castles’ (III), a robotic yet tender voice sings, “I’ll protect you from all the things I’ve seen.” Such moments...

TECH: iPhone 5

The iPhone 5 is among the few inanimate objects I would call sexy. Not only is it thinner than its predecessors while not seeming fragile or cheap, but it...