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Pizza Rat for president

By giving Donald Trump a platform for his antics last weekend, Saturday Night Live not only exonerated him but also demonstrated a lack of integrity. In order to better...

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Graphic by Natalie Schultz-Henry

A slice of history

When I visited Yale as a high schooler in 2013, my father did that horrible, embarrassing thing where he asks a stranger for food recommendations. (Why do you do...


Pushing paint

A professor, a lawyer, a preacher, a graduate student from Yale Divinity School and a non-profit representative sit on the stage at the front of the room. Two are formerly incarcerated citizens....

Ben McCoubrey

The man, the myth, the gingham

Professor John Walsh’s, JE ’61, thoughtful gaze, quiet attention, and calming candor more immediately evoke the demeanor of an Ivy League intellectual in a cozy library armchair than the...

Courtesy Robert Greenberg


What do crocodiles and cocktail napkins have in common? I’m not joking. The answer is Robert S. Greenberg’s art. Greenberg doesn’t go anywhere without his pilot razor point pen...

Anna Meixler
Alex Swanson

Which cheddar is better?

“You’re not walking into your normal cheddars tonight, ladies,” Rebekah, Elm City Market’s head cheese clerk warned us, as we took our seats with a newfound seriousness and prepared...


How to: College Gameday

Three crucial components: 1.         Booth 2.         Snapchat 3.         The actual game—we have to at least stay through the third quarter because otherwise it would be a total embarrassment. 1.        ...

Tarry Lodge

Thoughts on Mario

New Haven is pretty full of pizza. Mario Batali thinks Lodge Chef Andy Nusser is also confident that the restaurant has something to offer the local consumer. “New Haven...

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Buy them a drink: Ben Weidner

Amateur mistake #1: It’s a bookstore? A restaurant? A coffee shop, or a greenhouse? Ben Weidner, Book Trader Barista, acknowledges the confusion. “Yeah, it’s funny, a lot of customers...

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Buy them a drink: Taryn

Now, I’m not a coffee drinker, nor do I spend very much time in coffee shops, but my experience this past Tuesday night with New Haven’s (the world’s?) friendliest...

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Buy them a drink: Ben Mitchell

Freshly tasked with picking the brain of a Blue State barista, I confidently strode into the coffee shop at the busiest time of the week and declared I would...

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Buy them a drink: Bill Sze

Bill Sze knows coffee. The co-owner/part-time barista of Jojo’s Coffee and Tea deftly swirls a cup of medium roast coffee to “enhance its aroma” (aroma, not fragrance, he insists)...


Teasers and tassels

We settled into our seats, ordered a bottle of red wine, and prepared ourselves. “Who’s ready to see some  beautiful women take their clothes off?” boomed a woman, clad...