The Geese Will Return


Sitting on a lake in the center of an eastern Montana plain, you would think their approach would be obvious: “Just keep your eye out for a giant flock of birds,” my mother advised. But it wasn’t that simple. The lake’s Blackfeet name is Sai Yai ksi Q Tsi tan Toh Pi, which translates to

Memeing through the Apocalypse


These days it is hard to look anywhere without seeing COVID-19. Our fixation is justifiable. Hospitals are overwhelmed, over four billion people live under stay-home orders, and projections remain dire. A superabundance of downstream responses, from the cancellation of March Madness to global invocations of emergency powers, has provided a breathless stream of content for

Future Nostalgia


“You want a timeless song, I wanna change the game. Like modern architecture, John Lautner coming your way.”

Time to Create


It’s too bad I like words.I find myself staringat this page-screentrying to achieve lexical beautyto Shakespearize my modern qualmsto romanticise my digital worldto capture the Dickensian complexity of mysuburban upbringing,but words fail sometimes.They can’t containthis zeitgeistlike an iPhone cameracan’t capture sea-salted zephyrsor the sedated-yet-warm sunset cloudlight.I’ll try again tomorrowto capture my feelings here.Maybe then I’llget it

EDITORIAL: The Herald Supports Universal Pass (and you should too)


Other statements from No Fail Yale and the joint statement from the Asian American Students Alliance, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán de Yale, The Association of Native Americans at Yale, and the Black Student Alliance at Yale have explained the necessity and feasibility of Universal Pass better than we could, so we’ll be frank: Grades mean

Making Up Lost Time


Standing on the platform in Emeryville waiting to board the California Zephyr at its origin station, we heard a crackling intercom announcement telling us that our train would be arriving forty-five minutes late. Failing to turn off the PA, a low hum followed the conclusion of the announcement, and, moments later, the station attendant’s voice

Better Watch Saul: The Slow-Burn Prequel Giving Breaking Bad a Run for Its Money


In a Hollywood flush with soulless prequels, sequels, and reboots produced for financial solvency rather than creative fulfillment, the news of a Breaking Bad prequel was met with justified skepticism. It wasn’t that people didn’t trust showrunner Vince Gilligan, and it wasn’t that people weren’t interested in Bob Odenkirk’s scene-stealing lawyer, but they had simply

Harold Recommends, 2/28


1.  Schmear & Loathing in Lox Vegas from Book Trader A midterm guilty pleasure with a fantastically crafted name! 2.  The Boring Talks by BBC Sounds A cute little podcast filled with mini lectures that push you to enjoy the “boring” things in life a little more. 3.  “Dragonball Durag” by Thundercat A funky new

La Maman et la Putain: The Greatest Film You May Never See


In the streaming-obsessed all-you-can-eat digital world we live in, there are few films we cannot watch one way or another; we can drown in the endless catalogues of  Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Kanopy, Criterion, or (god forbid) you buy something on iTunes—or even worse, DVD. With the ability to watch on TVs, laptops, and phones, we

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