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Hot on the Press

booklust

This fall season will find the New Release table at your neighborhood bookstore (or large and impersonal mega-chain, as the case may be) light on fictional material. In an effort to boost sales, it seems publishing companies are trying to reach out to the politician, economist, and general nonfiction enthusiast inside us all. Herewith, some…

Making the Grade

the schrecking ball

GQ  magazine recently named  Brown the #1 douchiest  college in America.  Intimate hygiene may  seem like an odd  basis for comparing  schools,  but a little  research reveals a whole  host of improbable criteria  for ranking schools,  as evident by the  following list of Brown’s  real-life obscure rankings: “#1 most ‘family-friendly’ school in Providence” – Via Via IV And  we thought the University  didn’t get along with  Via Via. Turns out  that horse’s head  on Wriston was just  RISD’s idea of public  art. “#2 brownest university in America” – Crayola Damn  you, John Brown University. “#178 most bro’d out school in America” –tsLax.com 60%  of Brown’s name, but  less than 2% of  its student body. “#1…

Writing on the Wall

how a bathroom stall became a university forum

Though the walls of the Rock bathroom stand bare at present, new doodles and messages will undoubtedly appear on this infamous Brown forum soon. Quotes and conversations will clutter the grungy walls: intimate confessions about relationships, body image, expectations and life at Brown. —————————————————- The conventional view of bathroom graffiti is that it consists mostly…

Sexperimentation: In Defense of the Prude

Slut, tramp, whore, nympho, player. Labels: don’t you just love ’em? It’s unfortunate when you find yourself on the receiving end of a word that brands you as a hyper-sexualized Tasmanian Devil. But what about the opposite charge, that one of frigid refusal and tightly clamped legs? Prude. This word has sting like you wouldn’t…

dude. food. The Art of the Dinner Party

“A prince must imitate the fox and the lion, for the lion cannot protect himself from traps, and the fox cannot defend himself from wolves. One must therefore be a fox to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten wolves.” – Niccolo Machiavelli The same, we feel, could be said of the host. Ah yes!…