Arts & Entertainment

October 22, 2014, 12:55 AM

KCST’s production of “The Importance of Being Earnest,” opening Oct. 23, will be set in New York during the 1950s.

 

Top Stories

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Oct 21, 2014, 1:07 AM

Postcrypt Gallery's newest exhibit invites Columbia and Wesleyan students to collaborate on visual and performing art pieces. 

Oct 18, 2014, 2:14 PM

The Food Network’s Robert Irvine took to Ferris Booth’s action station Friday afternoon.

Oct 18, 2014, 1:19 PM

James Rieck’s newest collection, on exhibit in the Lyons Wier Gallery through Nov. 8, examines social tensions within the American dream. Inspired by magazine clippings from the late ’60s and early ’70s, Rieck often depicts white, conservative, middle-class subjects.

Oct 17, 2014, 1:39 AM

Alpha Chi Omega's first annual Runway Warriors fashion show premiers in Lerner Party Space this Saturday.

Weekend

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Oct 16, 2014, 5:55 AM

This issue of weekend has everything: Dan Harmon, Jason Schwartzman, and whatever the heck ZERO was. 

Oct 9, 2014, 5:57 AM

In this week's issue, Alexandra Villarreal writes about the 11th installment of Fall for Dance, David Ecker takes on Thom Yorke’s new album, and we talk to Wyatt Cenac about the Daily Show and his standup.

Oct 2, 2014, 6:38 AM

In this week’s issue, Coco Dowling looks at the 15th annual EstroGenius Festival, which puts on plays for, about, and largely written by women.

Sep 25, 2014, 6:35 AM

In this issue of weekend, we take a journey to DUMBO, taking a look at how its changed since the first DUMBO Arts Festival 18 years ago. Also, we review the Flea Theater’s new show, talk to Julie Budet from Yelle, and tell you how to get a good drink on the sly.

Art

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Oct 21, 2014, 1:07 AM

Postcrypt Gallery's newest exhibit invites Columbia and Wesleyan students to collaborate on visual and performing art pieces. 

Oct 18, 2014, 1:19 PM

James Rieck’s newest collection, on exhibit in the Lyons Wier Gallery through Nov. 8, examines social tensions within the American dream. Inspired by magazine clippings from the late ’60s and early ’70s, Rieck often depicts white, conservative, middle-class subjects.

Oct 16, 2014, 5:24 AM

 

New Guggenheim exhibit “ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow” shines a light on a lesser known art movement of the 20th century.

 
Oct 8, 2014, 1:21 AM

The Neiman gallery opens its newest exhibit this week that explores a Zen concept through woodcut prints from five artists.

Books

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Oct 14, 2014, 12:35 AM
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In "Word of Mouth: What We Talk About When We Talk About Food," Professor Priscilla Ferguson looks at the constantly-evolving culinary world. 

Oct 6, 2014, 10:22 PM
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"Comics at Columbia: Past, Present and Future” explores the legacy of comics through the collections of famous cartoonists as well as selections from Butler’s archives.

Oct 3, 2014, 12:29 AM

Each month, Columbia Selects gives new authors an opportunity to share their works with both peers and professionals

Sep 22, 2014, 12:27 AM

Avery’s new acquisition brings together extensive documents and research on diplomatic architecture.

Columns

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Oct 16, 2014, 4:50 AM

In the bathroom at Rao’s, there’s a picture of Frank Sinatra with the words, “I feel bad for people who don’t drink.

Oct 16, 2014, 4:43 AM

William Steakin Jr. explains the battle for hearts and minds in the phone industry that will dwarf the upcoming midterm elections.

Oct 9, 2014, 5:20 AM

A discussion of film narration through the lens of its use in “Gone Girl” and “Inherent Vice.” Spoiler-Free.

Oct 9, 2014, 5:23 AM
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This week, David Ecker is thinking about how Thom Yorke doesn’t think about his audience when self-releasing his work.

Dance

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Oct 12, 2014, 7:28 PM

The MaMa Project attempts explore ideas of performer and spectacle through dance.

Oct 9, 2014, 11:22 PM
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Alicia Graf Mack, GS '03 speaks with Spectator about her experience with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and the role that Columbia has played in her dance education.  

Oct 9, 2014, 4:28 AM
In its 11th year, Fall for Dance is still a source of ingenuity in the dance world.
Oct 9, 2014, 1:16 AM

The Pacific Northwest Ballet's is performing works by some of dance’s most competent choreographers at the Joyce this week.

 

Film

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Oct 16, 2014, 5:02 AM

William H. Macy directs Billy Crudup and Anton Yelchin in his heart-wrenching directorial debut Rudderless.

Oct 16, 2014, 4:39 AM

“Community” creator Dan Harmon discusses being the subject of a documentary and why some hipsters aren’t so bad.

 
Oct 16, 2014, 4:48 AM

Jason Schwartzman talks about Listen Up Philip” and how to play an extreme character.

 
Oct 10, 2014, 12:40 AM

SAUF is a growing activist organization on campus open to anyone who is interested in filmmaking.

Miscellaneous

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Oct 16, 2014, 4:37 AM

As midterms try to drain every drop of happiness from your life, take time to relax and dive into your favorite TV shows. Almost as important as the show itself, a show’s theme song prepares its viewers to enjoy the dramatic and ever-changing stories of the characters.

Oct 9, 2014, 5:37 AM

Get some cold weather fashion inspiration from people with historically strong sweater game.

 
Oct 2, 2014, 5:14 AM
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Katie McMahon points out a few of many Hollywood hits that failed to pass the Bechdel test for sexism in film.

Sep 25, 2014, 5:25 AM
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Take a tour of the city's best places to sneak a covert cocktail. 

Food & Drink

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Oct 18, 2014, 2:14 PM

The Food Network’s Robert Irvine took to Ferris Booth’s action station Friday afternoon.

Oct 9, 2014, 12:08 AM

Brooklyn-based café MatchaBar provides innovative and healthy sources of caffeine with matcha, a Japanese powdered green tea.

Oct 2, 2014, 6:15 AM

The latest eatery from chef Jason Neroni falls flat at times. 

Sep 25, 2014, 5:56 AM

The company UrbanSpace is transforming a strip of midtown into a food mecca.

Music

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Oct 16, 2014, 5:13 AM

Kindness’ second full-length album “Otherness” hones in on the British songwriter’s craftwork, but ultimately loses the production glory with which his first album glistened.

Oct 2, 2014, 6:23 AM

The band’s complex album doesn’t miss the pop hooks. 

Oct 1, 2014, 12:56 AM
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Chatting with contemporary music composer Chou Wen-chung, SoA ’54 professor emeritus of musical composition.

 
Sep 29, 2014, 12:21 AM

CU professor Andy Milne on being a professional music maker and mentor.

 

Style

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Oct 17, 2014, 1:39 AM

Alpha Chi Omega's first annual Runway Warriors fashion show premiers in Lerner Party Space this Saturday.

Oct 16, 2014, 5:18 AM

The Italian jeweler looks back on its creator’s legacy.

Sep 29, 2014, 10:42 PM
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Carlos Huber, GSAPP ’08, on working with J. Crew and what a Columbia-themed perfume might smell like. 

Sep 18, 2014, 4:16 AM
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The Museum at FIT’s latest exhibit is showing dance devotees and fashion aficionados alike that the two have much more in common than they ever imagined.

Television

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Oct 16, 2014, 4:29 AM

The annual New York Television Festival provides independent creators with a chance to produce meaningful content that candidly examines life in the 21st century.

Oct 2, 2014, 6:00 AM

At the center of Fox’s “Gracepoint,” are two detectives working to solve the death of a young boy. 

Sep 24, 2014, 1:57 AM
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The “Pretty Little Liars” and “Camp Rock” actor talks to Spectator about acting, and being new to campus life.

 
Sep 23, 2014, 1:22 AM
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Treasures of New York examines Columbia's past and present in a documentary produced by Amanda Kinsey, BC ’00, Business ’12. 

Theater

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Oct 22, 2014, 12:55 AM

KCST’s production of “The Importance of Being Earnest,” opening Oct. 23, will be set in New York during the 1950s.

 
Oct 15, 2014, 12:10 AM

Dan Hoyle presents his solo show about technology and human interaction on Thursday.

Oct 14, 2014, 12:35 AM

Directed by MFA candidate Christopher Murrah, “Over There” uses the reunification of two brothers to explore the division between East and West Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Oct 9, 2014, 12:17 AM

Chris Browning reviews Julie Taymor's production of “The Magic Flute” at the Met.