Missed Connections


New York City Missed Connections  Harvey’s Bagels — Saturday, Jan 31   You were the girl ordering a bagel with lox and cream cheese—simple. I was the guy ordering a bagel with bacon, egg, cheese, sub bacon and cheese and adding avocado and tomato, actually just a side of avocado and tomato… I’ll have it without

The 2021 Met Gala — A Hollow Lexicon in Fashion


After a pandemic-induced hiatus, everyone’s favorite ostentatious display of luxury and absurdity in fashion returned this year… and I can’t help but say that I was disappointed. In past years, the Met Gala has brought innovative, provocative, and downright gorgeous designs to the forefront of fashion (think Janelle Monae’s 2019 camp dream or Zendaya’s 2018

Zippy Goes to Broadway


A Conversation with Jake Gluckman (SY ’21), Programs Fellow for Hear Your Song  Ethan Riordan: What is Hear Your Song?Jake Gluckman: Hear Your Song is a nonprofit organization that empowers children and teens with serious illnesses and complex health needs to make their voices heard through collaborative songwriting. It actually started as a student organization

Blocklist, (9-24-21)


Letter from the Editors, 9/24/21


Leo Egger: Hey Ethan, how are you? Ethan Riordan: I’m doing well, Leo! How are you doin’?  LE: Dude, I must say I’m doing pretty swell, but I’ve also been better. I’ve been a bit fearful of acquiring AKA “catching” the Yale cold, AKA “Yold.” It feels like everyone around me is getting sick. ER:

September 24, 2021


The Void Voices by Yale Herald What Do You Hide Behind Your Mask? Culture by Jabez Choi Is Gen Z’s Gossip Girl Just as Out-of-Touch as Its Millennial Predecessor? Culture/Fronts by Tyus Sheriff Scooter boy Voices by Yale Herald Herald Recommends, 9/24 Reviews by Yale Herald Frank of Partners Opinion by Harry Rubin Sometimes I

Scooter boy


Rushing up Science HillOn my own two feetWalking as fast as my own two crocsCould carry meBut oh, I wish I could soarLike scooter boyLarge man on small deckTiny wheelsGliding along the pavementI am no physics majorBut I could have sworn that this manDefied gravityAs he ascended the hillWith a flurry of legsUpon arrivalThe muscular

The Void


Emptiness. It eats away at your insides, twists and tangles your brain, and disintegrates your simple satisfactions. Carnivorous, relentless, it bores a hole into the human psyche. What remains? An all-consuming desire to fill the cavern in your soul. I see emptiness in many ways, big and small, all around me. In my father: a

Sometimes I Might Be Introvert: Fame and Introversion


Venturing into the world of Sometimes I Might Be Introvert parallels the experience of walking into a stadium filled with thousands of expectant eyes. Unfolding with the crisp cracks of a snare drum and swelling brass instrumentals, the production of the first track, “Introvert,” sets a scene of cinematic proportions. “The kingdom’s on fire, the

Frank of Partners


Tomorrow marks one week since my last visit to Partners Cafe, Crown Street’s venerable gay bar. It is a wonderful place, filled with three floors of whatever it is that goes on at Partners. Last Friday’s event was the Mx PRIDE New Haven pageant. The drag queens drew a very mixed crowd—students, middle-aged men, other

What Do You Hide Behind Your Mask?


I Attraction is half imagination. I realized this with my friend over McDonald’s. When I told her I fell in love with my new dentist, she scoffed. “He had a mask on?” she asked, stuffing another french fry into her mouth. “I bet he was busted underneath it.” Even after I talked about the milky

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