Juliet S. Samuel

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All At Sea

When I received my readers’ comments on my thesis last month, they both praised the essay’s “creativity,” while informing me,

Tabloid Art

By now the whole world and its mother has expressed an opinion about Yale senior Aliza Shvarts and her ill-begotten

Unsustainable Environmentalism

Last month, San Francisco’s ban on the polyethylene plastic bag—cheap, convenient, and 100 percent recyclable—celebrated its first anniversary (although it

Apocalyptic Visions

“We are members of the most destructive culture ever to exist,” says radical environmentalist Derrick Jensen in his first of

Hello, Ethanol. Goodbye, Bacon.

This past week, complaints about Harvard University Dining Services’ (HUDS) increasingly pallid dinner offerings have been mounting on open lists

Boys Will Be Boys

On Monday, police in the small, liberal town of Oxnard, CA, declared last week’s school shooting of a 15-year-old boy

I am America

CASABLANCA, MOROCCO—Like all of America’s embassies abroad, the U.S. Consulate in Casablanca is a fortress-like compound surrounded by swarms of

Cracking Down on Drinking

The College’s recent crackdown on alcohol is causing a ruckus across campus. Since May, the administration has been meeting with

Don't overreact

When several Harvard women were disturbed by strange phone calls last week, news of a mysterious man called “The Whisperer”

Liberation (By Prescription)

Finally, scientists have invented a contraceptive pill that does away with a woman’s period entirely. Lybrel, the new pill, can

A Model Death

“That baby is in a cold, cold storage room. It’s not decaying so fast. I can go and look at

Notes On Primal Harvard

EX-CRUCIATING As if seeing an ex-fling isn’t awkward enough, seeing him naked takes the cake—so I realized at Primal Scream

Green—And Naïve

In this annual period of lunacy at Harvard—when newly inducted members of final clubs besiege the campus in vulgar outfits,

The Glod-Slinging Begins

In the wake of the movie “Borat,” two cases are being brought against four companies involved in its making for

Knitting a Revolution

Last week, those lucky enough to drop into the Women’s Center on Tuesday were treated to a most merry proposition