The Blocklist

The things we hate this week, every week.

December 3, 2021

Spencer: The Best Psychological Horror of 2021 Reviews by Adhya Beesam Red (Taylor’s Version) and the Art of Hindsight Reviews by Jessica Liu 24 Doors to Christmas Culture by Sophia Stumpf The Yale Aesthetic Culture by Yale Herald Ode to The Big Country Arts by Yale Herald Swifties: Connection and Obsession Culture by Audrey Bernstein

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December 3, 2021

Spencer: The Best Psychological Horror of 2021 Reviews by Adhya Beesam Red (Taylor’s Version) and the Art of Hindsight Reviews by Jessica

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Ode to The Big Country

In the autumn of the first quarantine year, I became friends with my neighbor––real friends. I’d vaguely known her since middle school,

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Harold Recommends, 12/3

Sharing your Spotify Wrapped on all platforms: because everyone wants to know where Olivia Rodrigo fell in your top artists. Determining who

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Sinnoh Reimagined

When it was announced that a remake of the Nintendo DS classics Pokémon Diamond and Pearl for the Nintendo Switch was in

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24 Doors to Christmas

I really love the holiday season. Sure, it’s tacky, it’s cheesy, and there’s too much glitter, but who doesn’t love a little

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The Grandmotherland

“She must be a Russian spy,” people commonly joke when they hear about my dual Russian-American citizenship at a party with a

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The Yale Aesthetic

Welcome to Yale! Who knew those three words would have so much meaning? That simple phrase arguably changed the lives of 1,789

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A Penny For Your Chuckles

Illustrated by Diego Rodríguez T’es complètement bidon, frérot! — “You’re a complete phony, bro!”  These words, an unfortunate invocation of my namesake

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High Gold Leaves

“We tell ourselves stories in order to live. The princess is caged in the consulate. The man with the candy will lead

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November 12, 2021

With Nothing Shall Be Pleased: The Art and Eyes of Leo Egger Arts by Elena Unger Last Night was So-So Reviews by

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The Art of Leaving

On November 7th, I traveled to New York with a group of friends to see Adrianne Lenker, singer-songwriter and frontwoman of rock

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Last Night was So-So

Every time someone has asked about my feelings on Last Night in Soho, I’ve given a different answer. It’s a touchy subject.

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Harold Recommends, 11/12

“The School” by Donald Barthelme: you won’t see any of it coming Lupin on Netflix: crime! flashbacks! Paris! Milk from Arethusa: oft

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November 5, 2021

On Memory: A Project to Memorialize Covid-19 Victims and Affirm Redlined Communities Features/Fronts by Yale Herald Hey You! Snuggle Your Friends This

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Getting Colder

“It was like descending from a utopia to…” I tried to explain my first impression of New Haven to my dinner companion,

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Jenga Towers

This piece is from the poetry book “Jenga Towers: An Adolescent Odyssey in Poetry” by Ariel Kim

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Dawn of Gastronomy

Modern trends in food can make good eating seem like a recent invention, and often one reserved for flouncy people who go

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And By And By: an art installation by the Herald’s own Leo Egger “on seeing and being seen” (Trumbull Gallery, Nov. 12-17,

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October 29, 2021

Letter from the Editors 10/29 Letter from the Editors by Yale Herald Blocklist, 10/29 Uncategorized by Yale Herald In Defense of Divestment

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Hallowoads Experiences

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The Herald documents firsthand experiences at what is commonly known as “Hallowoads,” accompanied by photographs from the event.  “I arrived at the Toad’s entrance

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In Defense of Divestment

This week, Bill McKibben, an environmental studies professor at Middlebury College and a founder of the international climate action network 350.org, contributed

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The Halloween Hierarchy

A walk around during this time of year has a unique feel to it—the crisp morning air, the vibrant New England trees,

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Not going to Hallowoads: there are things to be busted at home 😉 Stealing the aux at Hallowoads: I AM THE DJ

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The Science Behind the Spook

What frightens you? Ghosts, ghouls, and demons? Spiders, bugs, and snakes? Small, dark spaces, wild roller coasters? Zombies, vampires, werewolves? Axe-wielding animals,

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Both of Us

It gets cold here. Cold enough that sometimes a green sweater isn’t enough, that sometimes even with my scarf I find myself

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Humans of Hopper

Ananya: Self-assured, curious, caring. She has formulated a plan but maintains an open mind. Sees not just what is there but also

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October 15, 2021

Unable to Connect: A Case Study in Social Media Addiction Sci+Tech by Yale Herald Hello Pudgy Teenager Voices by Maude Lechner #NHVNM:

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Bach Fest

My parents and I share everything, including a fervent love for Bach. From midnight on December 14th to midnight on New Year’s

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Got Stillness?

You are invited to listen to this recording as or after you read. Stillness is hard to come by on a college

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Harold Recommends, 10/15

Adele’s new single, “Easy on Me”: if one minute of the single on Instagram Live made me cry, what will four do?

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Seasons as Verbs

not static achievements, not milestones, but practices cultivated carefully, with awareness and intention.to spring and to fall are easy – up, into

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October

in october i cross the street more carefully because fall lingers last night’s popcorn dust and cheap glitter remain in the rug

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Hello Pudgy Teenager

Hello pudgy teenager Eager to graduate to curvy adult ’ Stairs are difficult for slinkies, the elderly and you Sixteen is a

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October 8, 2021

Blocklist, 10/8 The Blocklist by Yale Herald Things Left Unsaid (Now Unspoken) Voices by Alessia Degraeve Capacious Cases for Freedom: A Conversation

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Points of Pressure

Right after I texted my friend that my life was in utter collapse, I had my first night out at Woads. To

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On Going Back to the Party

The power dynamics at play during a frat party are nauseating and familiar. Fraternity brothers control entrance to high-status parties and access

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Is Literature Dead?

Take a gander around my dorm room and you’ll see an RBG bobblehead, empty Jose Cuervo bottles, a poster with a Desmond

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A good cry: you need one No Time to Die: according to my mom, it rocks The hamburgers at the Silliman dining

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Where You Step

I woke up at 5:30 a.m., put on my jeans, and biked to my car by the hospital. It was a cool

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A Tug

Though these particular circumstances don’t help my case, I think cemeteries get a bad rap. They really are quite peaceful once you

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