Bulgarian filmmaker Stephan Komandarev discusses his 2017 film Directions, explains his gravitation towards fiction film as opposed to documentaries, and expresses his optimism for the future of Bulgarian films.
How can Ancient Greek plays guide discussion about the difficulties faced by the veteran community and their families? Bwoggers Donna Qi and Chloe Gong attended Theater of War’s production of Sophocles’ Ajax held at Miller Theater to experience this inspiring public health project.
Chair of Literature Humanities Joanna Stalnaker moderated a conversation about sexual violence in Ovid’s poetry with New Yorker staff writer Jia Tolentino and classicist Stephanie McCarter.
We here at Bwog have stumbled upon the real reason you have to survive Lit Hum and CC. We can all agree that there are some issues with the Core. It’s too focused on old white men, there’s a nearly impossible amount of reading crammed into four semesters, and there’s too much heterosexuality and not enough lesbians. Sometimes, […]
Last night in Hamilton 602, German archaeologist Sigrid Vierck charmed Homer enthusiasts and Lit Hum students alike. “Who is that boy in the movies? Indiana Jones…? I think I’m more like Lara Croft because I’m a woman.” Vierck may not be the next Indiana Jones or Lara Croft, but her lecture on Homeric objects had […]
The upcoming Core-wide lecture, Evil to the Core, will take place next week (read: class on Friday). Unfortunately, the one poster put up in Hamilton to advertise the event was stolen. Irony? Evil incarnate? An excuse to miss the lecture? We report; you decide. Information on the sign’s whereabouts should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have recurring dreams about The Odyssey? Quote St. Augustine when you call home? Routinely make a photo of Hegel your Facebook profile pic? If so, you would be a great applicant for Columbia’s Core Scholars program. To apply, you have to do what is called a Core Reflection. According to the Core Scholars […]
In case you guys didn’t know, instructors for Core classes that were previously without a professor have been out for a bit now. You can look them up in the Directory or on Courseworks. Protip for NSOPers this week: Take note of your sections and professors! Make friends in your class and gripe about the […]
Bwog has been operating under the commonly-held assumption that Core Professors have to petition with the Core office to give you anything under a B-. This, to us and scores of friends, was common knowledge. Um, guess we have to get on our shit. From: Sarah Camiscoli Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 10:11 AM To: […]
Despite all appearances to the contrary, Columbia is aware that there has to be a little give and take when it comes to the Core. Yes, the classes you have to take to graduate are also the ones that are impossible to get into. You know it. And they know it. That’s why for Music […]
McBain had a rough weekend. A lot of rhetorical questions about the practicality of a Columbia education. “You don’t often hear the words “erotic” and “Columbia” in the same sentence.” Who wants to work for the Committee on the Core? …Anyone? First Columbia, then ex-Queen members? Even America?!
Columbia’s favorite non-partisan political periodical is on news stands but not online, so we’re giving you the low down on this month’s issue by the page. Rwanda’s President: Westernizer or War Criminal? (Page 4) Wall Street and Main Street: Vast oversimplifications of the credit crunch or is it just homeowners’ faults? (Page 6) LitHum, CC […]
Can you miss the good old days of something you never actually experienced? Everything I know about politics I learned from Stuyvesant High School Why can’t Broadway be just like it used to Wherefore art thou, print media! Catwalk it back to Venus de Milo, she says