In Response to "Princewatch"

In Response to “Princewatch”

I don’t hide from those who ask that I’m usually not the biggest fan of the Nass’ “PrinceWatch” series, but often I have to admit that it is justified.
An Interview with Sara Marcus

An Interview with Sara Marcus

Sara Marcus is a graduate student in the English department and a preceptor for ENG 351, American Literature: 1865-1930.
PrinceWatch

PrinceWatch

Two recent articles in our campus’ “paper of record” deal with the way said paper is received by its audience; i.e., with derision and hatred. “Snark’s inefficacy” and “On hating the Daily Princetonian,” are two of the most outrageous Opinion columns this ex-Opinion columnist has ever read. “Snark’s inefficacy,” by...
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The National Enquirer's Daddy Issues

The National Enquirer’s Daddy Issues

About a month ago I watched a Netflix documentary on the founder of the National Enquirer: Enquiring Minds: The Untold Story of the Man behind the National Enquirer. As it started, I saw that the production was nothing special—mostly voiceovers and interviews while a historical slideshow played onscreen, like a decent History Channel movie for...
Sunset in Sachsenhausen

Sunset in Sachsenhausen

I had not heard of Sachsenhausen before my trip to Berlin. Located in Oranienburg, just outside the city, it was the first iteration of Nazi design—the early concentration camp was shaped as a triangle to enable the guards to have a full view of the prisoners at all times. Beginning in 1936, it was the...
Glory Days

Glory Days

When maintenance came to clean Jadwin Gymnasium on the morning of November 2, 1978, they found litter on the gym floor, broken glass, and gouges in the basketball court a quarter inch deep. Folding chair legs had dug into the surface of the tartan track, leaving lasting damage. To the cleanup crews, it was a...
Demystifying the D-Bar

Demystifying the D-Bar

I sit in the Forbes dining hall every Sunday for brunch and notice, through forkfuls of baked brie and lox, the tower of the Graduate College across the golf course. Its beautiful, austere architecture bares a remarkable similarity to the tower of Mordor in the bleak winter weather, and the field separating the inn from...
Thanks, Obama

Thanks, Obama

Last week President Obama released a Buzzfeed video called “Things Everybody Does But Doesn’t Talk About” to tell people that February 15th deadline for enrolling for health care. I saw the link on my Facebook wall on Thursday and, in an unusual moment of being on top of the social media curve, I witnessed more...
Digging Dubstep Sellouts

Digging Dubstep Sellouts

At this point, hating Skrillex is so common that it’s no longer really possible to gain any cultural cred by expressing one’s disapproval for the musician. If anything, engaging in vocal hatred just establishes you as yet another member of three distinct groups. You might be part of the group of Skrillex disparagers made up...
Stone's Throw

Stone’s Throw

More Weight (April 26 – June 22, 2014) was Sam Moyer’s first solo exhibition at Rachel Uffner’s new Lower East Side location, her third with the gallery after receiving her MFA from Yale (2007). Works were divided between three rooms. The light-filled entry held a series of 8 large framed glass paintings. The back gallery...
Cities on the Move

Cities on the Move

Every suburb is defined by its city. At least, that’s what my southern California suburban experience was defined by, the glowing metropolis over the hills, alluring and enigmatic as Faye Dunaway in “Chinatown.” Los Angeles tells the story of itself through movies, the city’s own artistic lovechild, and the best ones usually take an interest...
100 Reasons I Can't Have Sex With You Tonight

100 Reasons I Can’t Have Sex With You Tonight

My mom has the key to my chastity belt.
Corpse Diem

Corpse Diem

We will all be worm food So fuck each other wildly
With Teeth

With Teeth

You can go suck a fuck.
What They Know

What They Know

You don’t know that they know, too. You don’t know that they know that there’s that spot that if you brush it the right way reduces me to goose bumps.