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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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Herald Volume XVI Issue 7

Sometimes, it’s hard for me to talk to people. Small talk feels shallow, Mad Men is over, and any serious subject is off limits. It gets especially hard when...

Herald Volume XVI Issue 6

Howdy, According to the Yale University Art Gallery, Everything Is Dada. At first I was like, “Okay art gallery dude, back up a minute. There’s no way EVERYTHING is...

Herald Volume XVI Issue 5

My parents disagree on the origin of my name. My dad usually goes with the dramatic version: After years in the U.S., his Visa had expired. He was scheduled...

Herald Volume XVII Issue 3

The Herald’s not too keen on science (unless we’re talking science guts. That’s a whoooole different story). And even as the Staff’s token STEM major, I get it. Four-hour...

Film: The Last Song

If you remember one thing about The Last Song, it’s the sea turtles. But you don’t remember one thing about The Last Song. You don’t remember one thing about...

Film: What Women Want

Let’s start with the obvious: What Women Want—Nancy Meyers’ zany, jumbled, turn-of-the-millennium proto-pop-feminist rom-com—has not aged well. Unlike life in the year 2000, people don’t smoke at work anymore,...

Film: You’ve Got Mail

For those who haven’t seen an ABC Family rerun of You’ve Got Mail, say hello to Nora Ephron’s rom-com classic, which delights in Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks falling...