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Index: April 29, 2016

1079 – the number of pages in David Foster Wallace’s magnum opus, Infinite Jest. 555 – the number of pages that I have read of Infinite Jest thus far....

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Mountaintop removal

Born 8.1 pounds, male, may 2009 1 Cal displayed personality at quite a young age. 2 He’s a genius, they said 3 he’ll cure AIDS if he cares to....

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Credit/D/Fail: April 29, 2016

Credit: Junie B. Jones is a Party Animal Junie B. might be working hard in kindergarten, but that doesn’t mean that she can’t play even harder. It’s no surprise...

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Top Five: April 29, 2016

Top 5 best ways to end your novel 1. This is the end of the novel, please clap. 2.¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 3. And in this moment, I swear, we were moist....

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Instagram Review: @LegoKarlOve

“I saw life; I thought about death,” reads the morose caption beneath an Instagram photo of a lone Lego man. Brown plastic hair flowing, the Lego man gazes into...

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Book Review: Taipei

By now, ‘drugs are bad’ is an overdone line. In Tao Lin’s most recent novel, Taipei, we encounter a world in which the anti-drug hegemony we have grown up...

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Alligators are great

Joshua was happy to be picking up his nephew. His nephew was lively. His nephew knew how to make an entrance. His nephew had many great qualities, and now...

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Sharon and her paintings

We were all possessed, but Dad tried to get rid of his demons. It didn’t go well for him. When they found out, they decided to open the door,...

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Tired but trying

“For black people, being around white people is sometimes like taking care of babies you don’t like, babies who throw up on you again and again, but whom you...

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Brueghel blues

…the expensive delicate ship that must have seen Something amazing, a boy falling out of the sky, Had somewhere to get to and sailed calmly on  – W.H Auden, “Musée des...

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Architecture of rain

DROWNING/DROUGHT (Lights on the glass castle plastered with photographs, newspaper clippings of the accident, random articles of writing and scraps from ALL-GROWN-UP’s room.) (SOL is at the dinner table...

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Unwriting

I will write myself for you the way I used to on nights when I was particularly lonely. There were many of these; I was a well-developed character. I...

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Grandpa’s letters

I am just a golden brick of a child when Grandpa begins to send letters. He writes as, towns away, I sleep, gingham-wrapped, little loaf in the basket my...

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No-crying streak

My last cry was sometime around 2006. I didn’t realize it was a milestone, so I don’t know the exact date the way I know the date of my...

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Herald Volume XVI Issue 11

Friends, Welcome to our last non-special issue of the semester! We hope that you’ll still find it special. This week, Brady Currey, SY ‘17, digs into EMERGE, a program...

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Herald Volume XVI Issue 10

Greetings, When I was younger, eating dinner with my dad was an intimidating experience. During the week for nearly 40 years, he has basically only eaten one meal a...

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Herald Volume XVI Issue 9

Friends, In fifth grade, I ran for school president. I campaigned. I lost. I felt nothing. But all these years later, I can’t help but look back with vague admiration at the naive...

Graphic by Haewon Ma

Herald Volume XVI Issue 8

From this first day of April onwards, nothing will be the same. With decades of print and a semester of audio journalism under our belt, the Yale Herald is...