The Blocklist

The things we hate this week, every week.

January 22nd, 2023

Blocklist January 22, 2023 The Blocklist by Yale Herald Untitled Voices by Maude Lechner My Big Forehead Voices by Rafaela Kottou Child,

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Dear Little Wenker

Dear Little Wenker is Lil Wenker’s advice column! Send your most pressing questions and pleas for help to lillian.wenker@yale.edu.  Dear Little Wenker, 

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Chaos Baby: On Velvet Hounds

I have always felt sorry for the Iliad’s unsparing treatment of Paris. Saddled with the burden of divine judgment; scorned and overshadowed

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Ambergris

Today and Everyday by Lucy Santiago is a bimonthly column about faith and ritual.  My mother’s bedroom in my childhood home was

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On Love Island

This past week, millions of Brits—and reality TV-obsessed Americans—tuned in to watch the newest season of Love Island UK. Last season’s winners,

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Nope

Explaining my appreciation for Jordan Peele movies has always been a complicated affair, to say the least. Trying to narrate the plots

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Would You Be Friends?

Esteemed French filmmaker Céline Sciamma follows her highly successful independent drama Portrait of a Lady on Fire with the relatively scaled down

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Tyler Recommends

Welcome to Tyler Recommends, by Tyler Watts: a public intellectual, a pleasure to have in class, a baby mystic who some would

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The Problem With Liberalism

In Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, Josh Atwater (TD ’24, Herald staff) examines how his left-wing convictions are at odds with American liberalism.

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Hot or Not

Hot or Not is Hailey O’Connor’s Massie Block-style assessment of what’s hot and what’s not each week.  Hot  This semester, I decided

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A New Moon

Elm City Scrapbook is a column alternately written by Daniella Sanchez (MC ’25) and Catherine Kausikan (GH ’25), which each week reflects

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Ins and Outs

There came a time in my winter break when I began to fancy myself a cultural critic. It was a metamorphosis of

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Use More Big Words

As I sat down at my computer, I couldn’t help but feel a little nervous. I had heard so much about ChatGPT,

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Child, Truck, and Dog

When a stranger asks how old he is, my cousin B—’s eyebrows stretch upwards and his mouth drops open into an “Oh!”

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My Big Forehead

“Look up,” she says, and dabs her orange makeup sponge against the soft skin beneath my eyes, rubbing her concealer into the

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Untitled

I made him up when I was very small.Despite my despot rule, despite the tears,He never asked for anything at all,But like

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Symphonie Fantastique

The French have a funky name for those mixed salads with more ingredients than just greens and dressing—salade composée. The term also

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“Let ‘em talk”

Welcome to Is That Fruity? a column by Zelda and Sarah where we analyze music and pop culture through a queer lens.

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Hot or Not

HotFor the Yale Herald’s last fall semester issue, I am so glad to report the absolute hottest of hots on Yale’s Campus:

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Dear Little Wenker

Dear Lil Wenker is Lil Wenker (SY ’23)’s advice column! Send your most pressing questions and pleas for help to lillian.wenker@yale.edu.  Things

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A Peep at the Stars

Elm City Scrapbook is a column alternately written by Daniella Sanchez (MC ’25) and Catherine Kausikan (GH ’25), which each week reflects

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ECHOES: Michelle

In Echoes, Josh Atwater (TD ‘24, Herald staff) conducts a weekly interview and excerpts the most impactful quotes into a short-form narrative.

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A Hate Letter to eBooks

To the object of my deepest loathing, the eBook.  I am doubtful that there is anyone who despises you as much as

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김치 Kimchi

엄마, (1) Every day for eleven years, you packed lunch for me. I used to sit in that crowded elementary school lunchroom,

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Tyler Watts Recommends

A public intellectual, a pleasure to have in class, a baby mystic who some would say is fun at parties. This is

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Sharpie

*a sharpie is a type of sailboat from new haven  Turning from the port, I said “My,” to the slim stiletto hull swaying in the

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Diary of a Lemon Drop Fairy

Sometimes you’re twenty-two and waiting for dinner and watching a movie and you’ve left a window slightly open so the room’s getting

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Water Memory

On the road that leads away from Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, we spin over a bridge and land at the edge of the

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December 4th, 2022

Blocklist (December 4th, 2022) The Blocklist by Yale Herald Sound and Symbology: Platon Karataev and Wadada Leo Smith at Yale Arts by

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The Hope of Wales

Have you ever heard of Newport, South Wales before? Probably not. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if the first time you

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On a Hand and a Wing

The work starts before sundown. In the dusk we untangle our nets. The scientist is small, with fine bone structure and a

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Finding Cherries 

Elm City Scrapbook is a column alternately written by Daniella Sanchez (MC ’25) and Catherine Kausikan (GH ’25), which each week reflects

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ECHOES: Catie

In Echoes, Josh Atwater (TD ‘24, Herald staff) conducts a weekly interview and excerpts the most impactful quotes into a short-form narrative.

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Hot or Not

Hot or Not is Hailey O’Connor’s (PC ’24) Massie Block-style assessment of what’s hot and what’s not each week. Hot The hottest

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Sandwich, Anyone?

TW: Graphic mentions of eating disorders and eating disorder recovery. With arms crossed over my chest as I squeeze every protruding rib

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My Grandma’s Kitchen

A thick crack extends from one end of the room to the other, stretching across the pattern of green diamonds on the

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What We Find in the Archives

The New Haven Museum is hidden between the School of Management’s self-aggrandizing building and I-95’s cacophony. Families zip up and down Whitney

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November 13th, 2022

Blocklist (November 13th, 2022) The Blocklist by Yale Herald Cleaning as Conquest Opinion by Will Aarons & Jack Reed So, You Want

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Dear Little Wenker

Dear Lil Wenker is Lil Wenker (SY ’23)’s advice column! Send your most pressing questions and pleas for help to lillian.wenker@yale.edu. Dear

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Erasing Dust

Elm City Scrapbook is a column alternately written by Daniella Sanchez (MC ’25) and Catherine Kausikan (GH ’25) which each week tells

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ECHOES: Keeley

In Echoes, Josh Atwater (TD ‘24, Herald staff) conducts a weekly interview and excerpts the most impactful quotes into a short-form narrative.

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Hot or Not 

Hot & Not is Hailey O’Connor’s (PC ’24) Massie Block-style assessment of what’s hot and what’s not each week. Hot: This one goes

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On Walking

I’ve been walking for a while. I’ve been thinking about walking for a while. I think I could walk forever, and I’ve

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Am I a Believer?

“Some father God, Eva and I call ourselves forward into the light. With the light of the great spirit, we ask that

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G Heav After Hours

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G Heav doesn’t exist. Or, at least, not any more. Gourmet Heaven, the namesake for the ‘G Heav’ abbreviation, closed in 2015.

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A Look Under 18 High 

In May of 2021, New Haven-based real estate company New Haven Towers opened a new luxury apartment building, 18 High, at the

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Across Cross Campus

I jump up onto the brick wall facing Cross Campus, settling down at my favorite spot—completely out in the open, yet still

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To Be Marked 

She has a large birthmark on the right side of her lower back. I see it whenever she bends down to pick

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This Week in EVST

The earth is hot and so am I There is pollution in the sky But no one notices ‘cause I Make people stare when I

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Her Loss, Drake’s Win?

Her Loss places the listener behind Drake and 21 Savage’s toxic Gucci goggles. The collab album was announced in late October in

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82

My grandmother’s house in New England sits on a quiet street lined with hedges and hydrangeas, halfway between the neighboring town’s main

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Cleaning as Conquest

It is October 20th, and all of Warsaw roars as concert pianist Bruce Liu takes the stage. He delivers a perfunctory bow

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ECHOES: Alex

The following is sourced from a conversation with Alex Yu (TD ’25). Quotes are edited for clarity and length. “Just make up

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Sins of Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen is a distinguishable creature. Both his poetic style and voice are immediately recognizable. As a writer, his verse freely explores

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