Archive for June, 2011
Comedian Jacob Wysocki makes his feature film debut this summer in the Sundance hit Terri. Alongside Creed from the office and indie stalwart John C. Reilly, he plays a charming obese teenager struggling to navigate the loneliness of high school. The Eye met with Jacob to discuss his newfound fame. Later he invited us to a party. So we think he’s a nice guy and he made a good movie.
So, this is your big break, huh?
Yes, this is it. This is the moment people want.
You dropped out of UCLA? We assume to join the ranks of Jim Morrison and James Dean and sail away into famous infamy.
That is false. But I love that they printed that. So I’m going to say yes. But it is not true. I dropped out of school. But not UCLA. I dropped out of community college that had the same initials. I read it, I was like yeah. I think it makes me seem way smarter. So I’ll stick with the lie. More »
¡Ay, caramba! Following the lead of Oren’s and Maoz, our dear Chipotle is also hopping on board the inflation train. For the first time in three years, the Mexican chain is raising prices up 50 cents across the board. A chicken or veggie burrito is now $7.81 and a steak, carnitas, or barbacoa burrito will run you $8.27. What’s the reason for these price hikes? According to Nation’s Restaurant News, Chipotle is pressured by rising commodity costs, as well as the increasing price of avocados (we’re guessing that they need a lot). Feel free to express your grief in the comments.
According to an email sent today from President Bollinger, SIPA dean John Coatsworth will assume the interim provost position starting July 1.
Coatsworth will continue his current post as SIPA dean, a position he has held since 2008. Check the full email after the jump and check later for a full story from the News desk. More »
Reading the recently released excerpt of Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, the forthcoming book from Mindy Kaling (writing/producer/director/customer service ditz Kelly Kapoor on The Office), I had the sense that she’d make a great advice columnist for 14-year-olds. It’s not that anything she says is wrong, really (except for the bizarre part where she makes fun of people who don’t get LASIK), it was just cliché, and sort of condescending.
Did you know that being unpopular in high school doesn’t doom you for life? Did you know that one-night-stands might not be amazing? Did you know that you shouldn’t say “retarded”? Mindy Kaling is here to help! While sounding like one of those books your parents give you when you’re 12 to explain adolescence: “Later, when you’re grown up, you realize you never get to hang out with your family. You pretty much only have 18 years to spend with them full-time and that’s it.” Thank God there’s a cool 31-year-old around to tell us this stuff. More »
The ESPYs are like the Oscars of sports. Every year, ESPN nominates a select few athletes for multiple categories and the fans subsequently decide who wins. For the Best Male College Athlete category, Cornell’s rising senior Rob Pannell was nominated.
Fill out our poll and then check out the Ivy Leaguer’s accomplishments and the competition for the award after the jump.
As with all things, I was first invited on Facebook. At final count, 668 people were supposedly attending. My cultural companion and I, having greeted one another on the steps of the Met, flashed our college IDs at the desk, effectively forgoing a donation with little to no guilt, and settling in, could not help but note that the auditorium where this free event was taking place—a night with Cinema 16 at the Met—couldn’t have seated more than 300. We also took time to comment on the comfort of the seats—they slide back ever so slightly—and the rather womb-like effect of modern event spaces, aggregated here by a warm striated wood. More »
If you’ve been around campus lately, you might have spotted a white canopy floating behind Avery. Some reception with free food? An information tent for highschoolers on their college tour? Oh, no. It’s a pavilion for a public, composting toilet. Meet Bob. More »
Restaurant openings in our area run the gamut. Harlem’s Red Rooster, riding on the coattails of its ‘Top Chef Masters’ winning cook Marcus Samuelsson, debuted on its opening night with fanfare enthusiastically supplied by New York City’s culinary elite. Sip on Amsterdam enjoyed a bustling and successful opening night after a Blitzkrieg of marketing and promotions gave discounts and coupons to customers. Lacking Red Rooster’s celebrity or Sip’s promise of free food, Il Cibreo’s opening night fell short; perhaps because Wednesday night was more of a facelift debut than restaurant opening. More »