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Feb

26

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Sick pics.

Bucket List represents the intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Our recommendations for this week are below, and the full list is after the jump. If you notice any events that have been left off the list, or if you have a correction, please let us know in the comments.

Recommended

  • “Anatomy of the NBA Ecosystem” Tuesday, February 28, 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Lerner Hall. Evan Wasch.
  • “Other Russias: Victoria Lomasko’s Graphic Journalism” Tuesday, February 28, 6:30 – 8:00 pm. IAB. Victoria Lomasko.
  • “Nietzsche 13/13: Irigaray and Nietzsche” Thursday, March 2, 6:15 – 9:15 pm. Jerome Greene Annex. Penelope Deutscher, Marianne Hirsch, Kelly Oliver.
  • “POWER TALK with Loretta J. Mester ’80” Thursday, March 2, 7:00 pm. Sulzberger Parlor. Loretta Mester.

More events after the jump!

Feb

19

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Sounds weirdly specific but ok.

Bucket List represents the intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Our recommendations for this week are below, and the full list is after the jump. If you notice any events that have been left off the list, or if you have a correction, please let us know in the comments.

Recommended

  • “Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: Procurement as a Sustainability Strategy, with John Cheetham, Director of Procurement, Ingredients, Chobani” Monday, February 20, 6:10 – 8:00 pm. Pupin Hall. John Cheetham.
  • “What Middletown Read: Rediscovering Late Nineteenth-Century American Reading Habits” Tuesday, February 21, 6:00 – 8:30 pm. Butler Library. Frank Felsenstein.
  • World Leaders Forum: “Fostering a Better Conversation and Understanding of Islam: The Vital Role of Media” Tuesday, February 21, 6:00 – 7:15 pm. Low Rotunda. Vuslat Dogan Sabanci.
  • “Moving Forward: A Discussion of the 2016 Election and What’s Next” Wednesday, February 22, 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Miller Theater. Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jelani Cobb, Nikole Hannah Jones, Samuel Kelton Roberts, Patricia J. Williams.

Monday, February 20

  • “Killing Memory: Ethnic Cleansing, Genocide, and the Targeting of Cultural Heritage in the Balkan Wars of the 1990s” 6:00 – 7:30 pm. IAB. András Riedlmayer.
  • “An Evening with the Monochord: Global Perspectives in Music, Math, and History” 6:15 – 8:15 pm. EC Common Room. Guangming Li, Joon Park, David E. Cohen.

Tuesday, February 21

  • “Careers in Human Rights: Insights from the Field” 6:00 – 7:30 pm. IAB 707.
  • “The End of International Cooperation?” 6:00 – 7:30 pm. IAB 1501. Richard Gowan, Suzanne Nossel, Somini Sengupta.
  • “Still the People of the Book? Jewish Publishing Today” 8:00 – 9:00 pm. Kent Hall.
  • “Location, Location, Location: Barnard’s Belated Embrace of Its Urban Identity” 6:00 pm. Sulzberger Parlor. Robert McCaughey.

Wednesday, February 22

  • “The UN, EU, and NATO in Kosovo: The New Geopolitics of the Western Balkans – Conversation with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo” 6:00 – 8:00 pm. IAB. Zahir Tanin.
  • “Burning Issues in African Philosophy” 7:00 – 9:00. EC Common Room. Olufemi Taiwo.

Thursday, February 23

  • “How Does Technology Enrich Urban Policy?” 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Faculty House. Rohit Aggarwala, Noelle Francois, Miguel Gami, Maria Gotsch, Andrew Rasiej.
  • “New Books in the Arts & Sciences Celebrating Recent Work by Josef Sorett” 6:15 pm. EC Common Room. Josef Sorett.

Friday, February 24

  • FILM FRIDAYS: “The Eagle Huntress” 6:30 – 9:30 pm. Pulitzer Hall Student Center. Stacey Reiss.
  • “An Evening with Brenda Patterson ’00: A heteronormative to homoextraordinary recital” 8:00 pm. Sulzberger Parlor. Brenda Patterson.

Saturday, February 25

  • “Stile Antico: The Voice of Melody” 8:00 – 10:00 pm. 150 W 83rd St. Stile Antico.

Feb

16

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This room is so cute it almost helps us feel better about JJs.

Bwog Writer Lexie Lehmann saw a sick snapchat of Hannah Kline (CC ’20)’s beautiful John Jay single and knew that Bwog had to write about it. Read about Hannah’s decor inspiration and see more of this impeccable room below!

What was your inspiration when designing your room?
Color and comfort. I really wanted a room that at the end of a long day I could come back to and really just relax.

What is your favorite part of your room?
I’m rather split between the lavender vanity and my wall of pictures. After I was moved in my mom got the vanity, painted it to match my room and gave it to me as a surprise a week later. It was so sweet and I always think of my family when I sit at it. But I also love my hanging photographs. Like all freshman, I was homesick at the beginning of the year so having pictures of my high school friends was comforting to me. But now I soon plan on adding my Columbia memories to the photo wall!

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Feb

12

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Take me on a date to space.

Bucket List represents the intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Our recommendations for this week are below, and the full list is after the jump. If you notice any events that have been left off the list, or if you have a correction, please let us know in the comments.

Recommended

  • “Dr. Oz – The Good Life” Monday, February 13, 10:00 – 11:00 am. Myrna Daniels Auditorium. Dr. Oz.
  • “Pop-Up Concerts: Prom Night with Genghis Barbie” Tuesday, February 14, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Miller Theater. Genghis Barbie.
  • “French Slam Poetry Jam: Résident de la République” Wednesday, February 15, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Buell Hall. Marc Alexandre Oho Bambe.
  • “Apollo Exploration, to the Moon and Back” Thursday, February 16, 6:30 – 8:30. Cowin Auditorium, Teacher’s College. Charlie Duke.

This week’s events are out of this world!

Feb

5

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We could write a book about our hookups, too.

We could write a book about our hookups, too.

Bucket List represents the intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Our recommendations for this week are below, and the full list is after the jump. If you notice any events that have been left off the list, or if you have a correction, please let us know in the comments.

Recommended

  • “American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus” Tuesday, February 7, 4:30 pm. Butler 203. Lisa Wade.
  • “Tom Hardin, Former FBI Informant, at CFIG” Tuesday, February 7, 8:00 pm. Hamilton 702. Tom Hardin.
  • “Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster” Thursday, February 9, 10:00 – 11:00 am. IAB. H.R. McMaster.
  • “Refusing Exile from Kinship? Married Homosexual Men (“Bats”) and the Queering of the South Korean Family” Thursday, February 9, 4:00 – 5:00 pm. IAB. John Song Pae Cho.
  • “Refugees and Gender Violence: Vulnerability and Resistance” Thursday, February 9, 4:10 – 6:00 pm. Butler 523. Wendy Vogt, Chloe Howe Haralambous, Isin Onol, Diana Taylor.

More sex, more violence, more intrigue!

Jan

29

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Girl power

Girl power

Bucket List represents the intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Our recommendations for this week are below, and the full list is after the jump. If you notice any events that have been left off the list, or if you have a correction, please let us know in the comments.

Recommended

  • “Gender Justice Reform in Tunisia” Monday, January 30, 1:20 – 2:40pm. Jerome Greene Hall. Yadh Ben Achour.
  • “Challenges and Opportunities of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals” Tuesday, January 31, 6:00 – 8:00pm. Cristina Gallach (MIA ’86), Tegegnework Gettu (MIA ’83), Navid Hanif (MIA ’91).
  • Film Screening and Discussion: “An Aquarium in the Sea: The Story of the New York Group of Poets” Tuesday, January 31, 7:00 – 9:30pm. IAB. Oleksandr Fraze-Frazenko.
  • “POWER TALK with Athena Distinguished Fellow Shiza Shahid” Tuesday, January 31, 7:00 – 8:30pm. Sulzberger Parlor. Shiza Shahid.

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Jan

22

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I’m so indie I only listen to Georgian folk music

Bucket List represents the intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Our recommendations for this week are below, and the full list is after the jump. If you notice any events that have been left off the list, or if you have a correction, please let us know in the comments.

Recommended

  • “Energy and Environment Policy Under Trump” Monday, January 23, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Pulitzer Hall World Room. Jim Connaughton, Jeff Kupfer, and Bob McNally. (RSVP)
  • “What Really Happened? Latinos and the 2016 Elections” Teachers College Cowin Auditorium. Tuesday, January 24. 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Cristina Beltrán, Arturo Carmona,Maria Hinojosa, Ali A. Valenzuela. (RSVP)
  • “The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine” Pulitzer Hall World Room, Columbia Journalism School. Wednesday, January 25. 6:00 pm. Ben Ehrenreich and Colm Tóibín. 

See what else is going on this weekmore

Jan

17

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beautiful voicez

Beautiful voices

Bucket List represents the intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Our recommendations for this week are below, and the full list is after the jump. If you notice any events that have been left off the list, or if you have a correction, please let us know in the comments.

Recommended 

  • Book Launch: “Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair & Sustainable” Wednesday, January 18, 2017 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM. Low Library Rotunda. Jeffrey D. Sachs. (RSVP)
  • ” New York Polyphony: Palestrina’s Marcellus Mass” Saturday, January 21, 2017 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46 St. New York Polyphony. 
  • “Sound Arts MFA Winter Weekend Exhibition” Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22, 2017. Reception both evenings: 6:30 pm. Fridman Gallery, 287 Spring Street. Dani Dobkin, Ashley Grier, Geronimo Mercado, Elyse Blennerhassett, Ethan Edwards, and Lemon Guo.

More events after the jump!

Nov

30

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as New York as bagels and pigeons

If you’re interested in SNL, or in a potential acting or directing career, this is the article for you! On Tuesday, LateNight Theater, an on-campus late-night comedy sketch group, hosted their first annual speaker series, featuring Don Roy King, the current director of Saturday Night Live. Bwog sent staff writer Lexie Lehmann to check it out. 

Don Roy King is an icon of late-night television. Currently in his 11th year as Saturday Night Live’s Director, King previously worked on Survivor, The Early Show, and The Mike Douglas Show. As a result of his directing work, King has won several Daytime and Primetime Emmy Awards, as well as awards from the Director’s Guild of America.

On Tuesday, Don Roy King sat down for a question forum led by Nathaniel Jameson, CC’18, a member of Columbia’s LateNight Theater group. Overall, King was a lively, charming, and captivating personality — wonderfully spirited even in his old age. He dressed sharply in bright blue pants and a burgundy jacket, perfectly matching the cozy *aesthetic* of Barnard 304.

During the event, King answered questions on a number of topics, beginning with how he got his start in directing. As an undergraduate at Penn State, King was interested in performing, but majored in broadcasting to satisfy his parents. During a practical broadcasting assignment in his senior year, King stumbled upon his innate talent for directing when one of his peers failed to manage their assignment correctly, and King was forced to step in. He likened the experience as turning into the “quarterback on a football team,” forced to call quick shots and move things around on a dime. King was immediately drawn to this high stakes and the fast-paced environment, and knew that directing was the right path for him to follow.

Read King’s advice for aspiring actors and directors

Oct

20

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A dark comedy about a baby who grows up to be a depressed sex addict failing college? How Columbia.

In their first production of the fall semester, the Columbia University Players present Christopher Durang’s “Baby with the Bathwater,” a dark comedy about child-rearing, directed by Max Fiest CC ’17. Last night, Bwog newbie Lexie Lehmann had the chance to sit in on the play’s dress rehearsal. Below are some of her thoughts! (Content warnings for the show itself: child abuse, spousal abuse, sexual assault, and gender dysphoria)

The latest performance gracing the (limited) performance spaces of Columbia is CU Players’ “Baby with the Bathwater”: a hilarious play with a sinister twist about two hopeless parents raising their newborn child, Daisy. The parents, John and Helen, played by James Ritchie (CC’20) and Harrison Gale (BC’20) respectively, are a match made far from Heaven. Helen is a whiney, aspiring novelist while John is a charming alcoholic with childlike tendencies. And while the two frequently muse about wanting a divorce, they decide to stay together for the sake of their child.

To help with childcare, they hire a neurotic nanny, aptly named “Nanny”, played by Jennifer Yu (CC ’17). Nanny does little to help, and instead focuses her attention on seducing the naïve John. During the nighttime, a homeless, pregnant woman named Cynthia, played by Sarah Billings (BC ’18), breaks into the house to sing to Daisy. Upon discovering the woman, John and Helen decide to take her in. Now she, Nanny, and the two parents are forced to share a bed and to divide responsibility over taking care of Daisy — when truly, none of them are qualified.

Most of the play follows Daisy’s life through the perspective of the four whimsical characters raising her – until the second act, when Daisy appears as a grown adult, played by Christopher Jackson (GS ’18)… and the full effects of being raised by deliriously unfit chaperones are revealed. Here, the play takes a dramatic and unexpected turn; Daisy is a boy who had been forced to conform to a feminine name and clothing because his parents ‘guessed wrong’ and never checked because they ‘didn’t want to intrude’. And now, he is horribly depressed, failing college, and a sex addict. Yikes.

‘Yikes’ is one way of putting it…

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