Arts & Entertainment

February 25, 2015, 12:05 AM

Columbia will host an event, John Berryman at 100: A Celebration,” to celebrate the life of renowned poet John Berryman CC ‘36 and to examine his work in a new light.

Top Stories

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Feb 27, 2015, 1:51 AM

Taal’s Naach Nation showcases the eclectic styles of Indian fusion dance in a performance featuring intercollegiate dance teams.

Feb 26, 2015, 3:02 AM

“If These Walls Could Talk” asks viewers to reconsider their definitions of art through its text-based installations.

Feb 26, 2015, 1:15 AM

Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream’s "Brutal Breakfast" menu is surprisingly light and refreshing.

 
Feb 26, 2015, 1:00 AM

Lin-Manuel Miranda revives the Broadway musical through hip-hop and makes a timely commentary on American race issues.

 

Weekend

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Feb 26, 2015, 12:05 PM

This Weekend explores the value of contemporary art, breakfast ice cream sundaes, Big Sean’s new album, and the Oscar wins.

Feb 19, 2015, 5:29 AM

From Pulitzer Prize-winning authors to matcha lattes to theater, dance, and opera, this Weekend issue has got all your arts and entertainment bases covered.

Feb 12, 2015, 7:02 AM

This Weekend takes a look at Soviet-influenced Russian art, Momofuku Milk Bar’s new pop-up location, and the merits of clickbait.

Feb 5, 2015, 6:45 AM

This Weekend, it’s all about the womenAhmed M'rad reviews “Girlhood,” female photographers display their post-feminist themed work in “Pheromone Hotbox,” and Emily Burns discusses the importance of poetry.

Art

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Feb 26, 2015, 3:02 AM

“If These Walls Could Talk” asks viewers to reconsider their definitions of art through its text-based installations.

Feb 25, 2015, 11:08 PM

Contemporary Chinese artist Yan Shanchun may not be as provocative as some of his more famous counterparts, but his subtle deviations and reinterpretations of traditional themes and techniques make for an intriguing New York City debut.

 
Feb 25, 2015, 11:18 PM

These nontraditional text-based artworks prove that art can be more than realistic paintings.  

 
Feb 19, 2015, 2:48 AM

“Ghosts of the Past: Nazi-Looted Art and its Legacies” investigates the implications and aftermath of the artwork stolen during the Third Reich.  

Books

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Feb 25, 2015, 12:05 AM

Columbia will host an event, John Berryman at 100: A Celebration,” to celebrate the life of renowned poet John Berryman CC ‘36 and to examine his work in a new light.

Feb 18, 2015, 11:32 PM

Brooklyn is steeped in literary history. Some of the giants of literature have walked down its streets, and many still do today.

Feb 11, 2015, 12:52 AM

Colm Tóibín, an English professor at Columbia, has recently been shortlisted for a Folio Prize for his eighth and latest novel, “Nora Webster.” Tóibín sat down with Spectator about the process of writing the novel and how he balances his time between teaching and writing.

 
Feb 2, 2015, 1:08 AM

Catholic monk, interfaith pioneer, and best-selling author Thomas Merton, CC ’38, would have turned 100 this year. A new exhibit at the RBML celebrates his work.

Columns

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Feb 26, 2015, 12:23 AM
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One student details the problem of diversity in the Oscars and how change needs to start at a production level to make a difference.

Feb 18, 2015, 11:19 PM

Madison Seely discusses dealing with senior year FOMO.

 
Feb 12, 2015, 6:07 AM

Sally Gao discusses her love-hate relationship with the clickbait phenomenon.

Feb 5, 2015, 3:28 AM
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Emily Burns offers her take on poetry and why it’s an art form that’s as relevant as ever.

Dance

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Feb 27, 2015, 1:51 AM

Taal’s Naach Nation showcases the eclectic styles of Indian fusion dance in a performance featuring intercollegiate dance teams.

Feb 25, 2015, 11:41 PM

Seasoned choreographer Mia Michaels discusses her career and the details of choreographing for Broadway.

Feb 25, 2015, 12:22 AM
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The MaMa Project, a satellite dance company supported by the student-run dance group Orchesis, will explore the duality of self as inspired by circuses in the upcoming student-choreographed, evening-length piece “SPECTACLE.”

Feb 23, 2015, 2:13 AM

The Barnard/Columbia Dances feature a host of eminent new talent, including famed choreographer Mark Morris.

Film

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Feb 23, 2015, 2:01 AM
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Columbia University alumnus Graham Moore won for “The Imitation Game” at the 2015 Oscars.

Feb 12, 2015, 6:14 AM

Funnyman David Cross offers up a harsh reflection of where we might be headed in his new film, but loses his comedic touch in the process.

Feb 9, 2015, 12:55 AM

The fifth annual Athena Film Festival Awards Reception took place Saturday night in the Diana Event Oval, honoring women’s contributions to the film industry.

Feb 5, 2015, 3:02 AM

“Girlhood” follows the misadventures of Marieme, a 16-year-old teenager struggling with poverty and abuse who finds solace when she joins a gang.

Miscellaneous

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Feb 12, 2015, 5:59 AM

While not as well-known as their Western European counterparts, these Russian artists have all the finesse and skill.

Feb 5, 2015, 3:53 AM

This Thursday, Glass House Rocks brings mochi, inflatables, and Q-tip jousting to the Lerner ramps.

Feb 5, 2015, 3:09 AM

Tired of HONY? Check out these talented women.

Jan 29, 2015, 3:16 AM

Explore the good, the bad, and the human condition with the best of modern poetry books.

Food & Drink

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Feb 26, 2015, 1:15 AM

Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream’s "Brutal Breakfast" menu is surprisingly light and refreshing.

 
Feb 23, 2015, 2:22 AM

Jacques Torres, artisan chocolatier, comes to Blue Java Coffee Bar next Tuesday, Feb. 24, to present his desserts and engage with students.

Feb 18, 2015, 11:00 PM
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Chalait, Manhattan’s first matcha bar, is a relaxing spot that features a variety of matcha-infused beverages and brunch foods.

Feb 13, 2015, 2:34 AM

Butter & Scotch, Brooklyn’s boozy dessert bar, finally opens its brick-and-mortar after two years in Smorgasburg.

Music

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Feb 26, 2015, 1:24 AM
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While Big Sean has stacked up an impressive list of producers and collaborators on his newest album, the beats and lyrics are equally strong.

Feb 13, 2015, 2:27 AM

On Friday, technology, music, and African diasporic tradition will converge in a panel at the Union Theological Seminary.

Feb 13, 2015, 1:54 AM

WKCR-affiliated students and Barnard Student Life will present a two-day symposium on the history of the American Blues, featuring listening sessions, a cappella performances, and academic panel discussions.

Feb 6, 2015, 1:15 AM
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A live performance of instrumental music inspired by the “Aeneid” aims to draw parallels between ancient Roman imperialism and the modern United States.

Style

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Feb 18, 2015, 3:14 AM
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Elaborate light shows, stage design, and a diverse range of performers come to Roone Arledge Auditorium this Saturday with the 2015 Lunar Gala fashion show.

Oct 30, 2014, 12:42 AM

A lecture and workshop at the Morbid Anatomy Museum is looking to revive a long-dead (but still preserved) trend.

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.

Television

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Jan 29, 2015, 3:05 AM

Brooks Wheelan has covered a lot of ground in the past year and a half. The Iowa native and comedian leapt from working a job at a biomedical engineering lab in Los Angeles into a gig across the country, writing and performing on the 39th season of “Saturday Night Live” (“SNL”).

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.

 

Theater

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Feb 26, 2015, 1:00 AM

Lin-Manuel Miranda revives the Broadway musical through hip-hop and makes a timely commentary on American race issues.

 
Feb 26, 2015, 12:52 AM

Though it spans nearly five hours, “The Iceman Cometh” is a dynamic play that explores the darker parts of deteriorating friendships.

 
Feb 20, 2015, 1:15 AM

This Saturday, KCST will produce its 10th annual Egg and Peacock Festival, a playwriting fest in which groups write and perform plays in 24 straight hours.

 
Feb 20, 2015, 1:56 AM
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One of the most anticipated cultural events on campus, the Varsity Show previews promising snippets from some of the musical numbers featured in the 121st edition of the show, coming this May.