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Articles by Lucas Sin

Film: Chef

The opening minutes of Jon Favreau’s Chef demonstrate why it might be the best food film since Ratatouille. Carl Casper (Favreau), a respected executive chef in LA, maneuvers into the kitchen. We...

Movie: Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street is a savage crash-course on the intricacies of the Wall Street life. Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jordan Belfort, an ambitious stockbroker lap dog who sets...

24. Best bastardized Chinese food

Consider the most accessible and therefore most popular candidate for late night American Chinese raids: Ivy Noodle. Honestly, the establishment’s been there for too long, and they’d have no...

Fine dining with finesse

Named after the river that runs along the Franco-Italian border, Roia promises to draw inspiration from both countries’ culinary traditions. As a result, its menu demands a certain caliber...

MUSIC: Sleigh Bells

Bitter Rivals, in signature Sleigh Bells fashion, starts off sounding like a fight; the first and titular track on the duo’s third studio album features guitarist Derek Miller’s angry...

FOOD: Maison Mathis

Maison Mathis, the hotly anticipated Belgian café and bakery on Broadway, is a luminous space. The glorious autumn afternoon sun floods the restaurant through floor-to-ceiling windows, shining even brighter...

FOOD: Ricky D’s Rib Shack

The saying “context is everything” applies as well to barbecue as it does to just about anything else. Slabs of pork shoulder, ribs dripping with sauce, creamy coleslaw and...

Tikkaway, come to stay

First, there was Chipotle. Then, there was Panera Bread. Maison Mathis landed around the corner. Next comes Pinkberry. All of these establishments, which joined or will be joining downtown...

Food: Cannoli Truck

The cannoli is an institution. The tube-shaped pastry filled with a sweet ricotta stuffing was once only found in Sicily, but today it has become a staple of Italian...

Restaurant: Taste of China

How much should a food critic trust an establishment named Taste of China? In one fell swoop of a name, the Chapel Street newcomer manages to reduce all the...

MUSIC: Snoop Lion

Snoop Dogg, formerly of D-O-double-jizzle fame, announced his rechristening as Bob Marley’s reincarnation, Snoop Lion, last summer. Nearly a year later, after much ballyhoo (and speculation about his sincerity),...

Super Sunik

Electronic artist Beat Culture has developed a widespread reputation as a virtuoso of tranquil rhythms, catchy licks, and electronic pop. But around here, he’s just Sunik Kim, ES ’16,...

FOOD: The Reading List

Imagine this: you wake up one morning and find only creases on the pillow beside you. You wrinkle your nose and realize that your significant other has woken up...

FOOD: Chipotle

People have come to associate Chipotle with oversized burritos, guacamole made from actual avocados, and fast food treated with respect. If that’s what Yalies are looking for, they won’t...

Loose-leaf living

Every day, a friend and I visited a different tea place in town. At each place, we ordered the breakfast tea and the specialty blend that were recommended.

GAME: Assassin’s Creed III

As avid fans, our relationship with the Assassin’s Creed franchise has always been a love story. The games’ thoroughly developed historical settings, charismatic characters, stunning visuals, and brutal combat...

MUSIC: Mika

Usually, the children we watch grow up get stuck for a bit somewhere along the way. There may be habits they just won’t shed, a sense of stubbornness, or...

FOOD: Fryborg

With food trucks, the food is supposed to be straightforward. Food trucks tend to be hyper-specialized caterers that churn out a simple menu—usually variations on a primary item and...

MUSIC: Muse

For the fan, musical experimentation is a scary thing. Naturally, early buzz about The 2nd Law made Muse listeners concerned. First, there were the chills from the rumours that...

Food: Meatball House

Maybe a hyper-specialized, hip dining establishment is just what New Haven's been missing. The chunky, decadent snacks at Meatball House are more than a good reason to take a...