Leon Neyfakh

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Fear and Loathing in the Currier Elevator

In art history class this past semester, my section leader made us do one of those fake pedagogical exercises where

What's My Age Again?

The skies here were dark when Thea L. Sebastian ’08 published the first issue of Freeze back in December of

Borges Manuscripts Lost

Two handwritten short story manuscripts by the Argentine modernist writer Jorge Luis Borges, held until recently in a safe in

Honey, I Shrunk the 'Poon

By Leon Neyfakh Two new issues of the Harvard Lampoon came out recently—“Cigarettes and Pornography” and “The Wiki Number.” The

The Mad Russian(s)

I remember once when I was in sixth grade I stole one of my mom’s Capri minty ultra-lights and took

Landing On Their Feet

In April of last year, my father found himself at the center of a grizzly scandal at the University of

Proving Himself

Acording to Harvard mathematician Shing-Tung Yau, the first time journalist Sylvia Nasar got in touch with him for a story

Party Debuts ‘Blue Line’

“We are on our way to being an 18th-century European political party—with our paraphernalia, our own propaganda, website, blog, and

Ivy Cup for Alumni Polo Players

In less than three weeks, about 400 ritzy New Yorkers will board a private six-car train in Grand Central Station

Booking the Real Thing

Kaavya Viswanathan ’08 wrote a book last year. It is a pretty good book; it is thick, orange, and intended

Doordropped: On the Radar

Freeze Magazine , Harvard’s answer to Seventeen and YM, is prepping a second issue, to be released at the beginning

Love myself better than you: the Advocate sticks with its own in spring issue

The new issue of the storied Harvard Advocate came out early last week, sporting a fresh, leafy cover and a

“They Laughed for Six Months. That Was Dangerous. Two of These People Died. ”

Every week, mailboxes across Harvard fill with shame. It is a shame that comes with a glossy cover—a shame that

The Science of Smiling

CORRECTION APPENDED 845 students sat in Sanders Theater last Thursday watching an online trailer for the movie “Pay It Forward.”


The stairwell at Club Umbria smelled like perfume last Wednesday. It was launch night for Emily Washkowitz ’08 and Rebecca