Arts & Entertainment

October 1, 2014, 12:56 AM

Chatting with contemporary music composer Chou Wen-chung, SoA ’54 professor emeritus of musical composition.

 

Top Stories

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Sep 29, 2014, 12:21 AM

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

 
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 26, 2014, 1:36 AM

The playwright, director and star of “The Believers,” discuss the play’s meaning, inspiration, and reception.

Sep 25, 2014, 6:15 AM
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Columnist Alex Daniels discusses Terry Gilliam’s interest in overstimulating the audience. 

Weekend

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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.

Sep 18, 2014, 5:08 AM

In this issue of Weekend, Anne Marie Bompart takes us to Brooklyn’s Borough Hall for the Brooklyn Book Festival, Paulina Mangubat chats with Bishop Nehru, and Emma Finder reviews ‘Madam Secretary.’

Sep 11, 2014, 4:31 AM

In this week’s issue, Noah Jackson gives us a glimpe behind the scenes of Basilia Soundscape, the anti-music festival; Eboni Boykin reviews “The Green Prince,” about Israel’s youngest informant whose father is a top Hamas leader; and we give you a rundown of the best ice cream in the city to enj

Sep 4, 2014, 5:19 AM

In this issue of Weekend, Zoë Miller writes about the lesser-known New York BDSM community that inspired the actors in ”Smoke” at the Flea Theater, Sally Gao writes about a divine restaurant specializing in eggs, and David Salazar interviews Mutual Benefit’s Jordan Lee.

Art

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Sep 25, 2014, 6:02 AM

Veteran visual artist Patricia Heal goes back to old-school photography to narrate her past in a new exhibition at the Robin Rice Gallery.

Sep 25, 2014, 5:13 AM
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Brooklyn’s DUMBO Art Festival has endured for 18 years as the neighborhood has undergone radical changes. 

Sep 16, 2014, 11:40 PM
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Andrea Arroyo honors the power of the female body and spirit in her new exhibit at El Taller.

 
Sep 11, 2014, 3:46 AM
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Get to know illustrator Mac Conner at the latest Museum of the City of New York exhibit. 

Books

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Sep 22, 2014, 12:27 AM

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

Sep 18, 2014, 4:16 AM
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Anne Marie Bompart explores this weekend’s upcoming Brooklyn Book Festival, where writers and readers will converge on the borough to discuss literature past and present and the future of the industry.

Sep 18, 2014, 4:16 AM

No matter the book, a story can only be fully enjoyed in the right setting. So when the dim carrels of Butler just aren’t doing it or the South Lawn seems too cold or congested, what’s the Columbia reader to do?

Sep 8, 2014, 10:14 PM

Boylan, who joins the Barnard English faculty this coming spring, discusses her approach to writing in an interview with Spectator. 

Columns

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Sep 25, 2014, 6:17 AM

Taking a look at the future of fashion.

Sep 25, 2014, 6:15 AM
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Columnist Alex Daniels discusses Terry Gilliam’s interest in overstimulating the audience. 

Sep 18, 2014, 4:32 AM

William Steakin Jr. ponders why Apple fans reacted with such vitriol to the free U2 album rolled out with the launch of the iPhone 6.

Sep 18, 2014, 4:33 AM
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Malcolm Flynn breaks down the best way to usher in fall with alcohol.

Dance

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Sep 25, 2014, 5:50 AM

Abraham.In.Motion presents four works over two programs titled “The Watershed” and “When the Wolves Came In” at New York Live Arts.

Sep 16, 2014, 1:12 AM

Barnard's guest artist discussed her novel The Creative Habit and her experiences as a young dancer living in New York City. 

Sep 4, 2014, 4:42 AM

A look at the pieces that Mazzini Dance Collective is bringing to NYC. 

Aug 24, 2014, 5:51 PM

A look at various dance groups to join if you find yourself losing yourself to dance more often than not.

Film

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Sep 25, 2014, 6:09 AM

Hong Khaou explains his process for working with actors on an especially tight shoot. 

Sep 18, 2014, 4:38 AM

In 1977, Robyn Davidson began walking from Alice Springs in northern Australia. Nine months and 1,700 miles later, she dipped her toes into the Indian Ocean.

Sep 11, 2014, 3:54 AM
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The number one source for Israel’s internal security service, the Shin Bet, was just 17 when he began his career as a spy. He also happened to be the son of a top Hamas leader.

Sep 4, 2014, 4:32 AM

Carroll reviews the film "Frontera" by Michael Berry, which explores the lives of migrant workers.

Miscellaneous

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

Sep 11, 2014, 3:31 AM

When the heat abates and the lines begin to dwindle, Spec swoops in. In this week’s Best Of, we scout out the chillest ice cream spots in the city.

Aug 24, 2014, 8:45 PM

From student theater on College Walk to late night breakfast in Barnard Hall, Columbia has a number of annual traditions that you won't want to miss.

Aug 11, 2014, 8:58 PM
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Bacchanal announced that a planned concert for Sept. 14 had been canceled, which will cost $55,000.

Food & Drink

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Sep 25, 2014, 5:56 AM

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

Sep 24, 2014, 2:07 AM
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After a long-anticipated opening, Bernheim and Schwartz is off to a promising start.

 
Sep 18, 2014, 10:13 PM
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The new Mexican restaurant nearby offers a solid selection of Mexican fare—plus mariachis.

Sep 18, 2014, 3:26 AM

Bryant Park welcomes a tasty fast-casual Indian restaurant.

 

Music

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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.

 
Sep 25, 2014, 5:35 AM
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Alexandra Howard interviews Julie Budet of Yelle, discussing the band’s most sophisticated album yet.

Sep 18, 2014, 4:36 AM

Hip-hop wunderkind Bishop Nehru on his sound, aesthetics, and working with MF DOOM.

Style

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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.

Apr 22, 2014, 2:41 AM

Author Rebecca Tuite explores the history of fashion at the Seven Sisters.

Feb 27, 2014, 3:06 AM

Lunar Gala celebrates its 35th anniversary with “Midnight Trance,” commemorating the Year of the Horse.

Television

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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. 

Sep 18, 2014, 3:22 AM

Among this year's band of well-written dramas that seem bound for success, “Madam Secretary” stands out as a show that unites lovers of all genres.

Apr 24, 2014, 3:17 AM

ABC's newest medical drama fails to provide serious substance in its portrayal of mental illness.

Theater

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Sep 26, 2014, 1:36 AM

The playwright, director and star of “The Believers,” discuss the play’s meaning, inspiration, and reception.

Sep 25, 2014, 5:40 AM

“Mr. Landing Takes a Fall” manages to reach audience while adapting its genre.

Sep 25, 2014, 5:45 AM
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Half-baked direction casts a pall over the stellar singing in Mozart’s classic.

Sep 24, 2014, 1:24 AM
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“12 Angry Men” director Cristina Angeles, BC ’16, looks to bring diversity to the classic play.