The ongoing investigation into the death of Tess Majors has been a topic of national and local concern. Many in the Columbia community are calling for justice, but the alleged behavior of detectives involved in
While we process the tragic death of Tess Majors, we cannot ignore what this means for the community going forward. What is the current relationship between Columbia University and the Harlem community, and how will recent
Jonathan Karten (GS ’20) will be pursuing legal action against Columbia for alleged anti-Semitic action on campus, the first complaint filed after the executive order Trump signed last week.
Just over two weeks after the murder of Tess Majors, Barnard and Columbia faculty members have received racist robocalls on their landlines.
Taped on all four corners to a pillar in Lerner Hall, a black and white advertisement for the student-founded data startup LionBase reads, “Average Contract Size? 5 figures. Projects completed? 8. People Involved? 30+. Number
Reading week and exam week allow Columbia students to sample The Purge: what would happen if there were no laws, and we were truly without inhibition? Well, here are a few options.
This semester, Butler displayed the names of 8 Black, Indigenous and other women of color (BIWOC) writers to honor the 30th anniversary of the original protest of the all-male lineup that graces the facade. In
Edited, 11/14/17, 7:46 pm to reflect further investigation. Early last Friday, Bwog received an anonymous tip from a member of the Barnard/Columbia theater community. This student claimed that a member of the creative team sexually assaulted her in spring of 2016. Student theater leaders who chose the creative team knew of the assault before appointing […]
The Columbia University Performing Arts League is performing Bodies Redefined, an ensemble piece based on the cast’s experiences and reexamines the roles of body and gender through voice work, acting, and dance. The performance will take place tonight and tomorrow night at 8 pm in the Lerner Black Box. Senior Staff Writer Ross Chapman reviews the performance. […]
Our Arts Editor traipsed up to the Lerner Black Box Theatre last night for the first showing of the Columbia University Performing Arts League’s (CUPAL) production of CENTO. CUPAL’s second and final performance of the show is tonight at 8 PM. I absolutely love attending and reviewing original, student-written productions at Columbia for the sole reason that the pool of talent […]
Columbia’s got a decent-sized campus, so one would think that finding rehearsal and performance space would be a fairly easy task for our many performing arts groups. Unfortunately, with a constantly-increasing number of groups vying for space, and the Columbia bureaucracy doing what the Columbia bureaucracy does best (i.e. creating complications), the task is far […]
Bwog’s theater connoisseur Kyra Bloom reviews the dress rehearsal of CUPAL’s Fall 2013 Opera Untapped. The next showing is Saturday at 5 PM in the Milstein Theater—tickets are $5 at the TIC. Wednesday night, I ventured over to LL2 of the Diana to watch the tech/dress/first-time-in-the-theatre rehearsal of this semester’s Opera Untapped. Needless to say, […]
As the school year starts, you will be inundated with student groups asking you to leave your fields to flower and join them. Before you go signing up for every listserv under the sun, we wanted to provide you with a brief rundown on the cafeteria of Columbia–those student groups that make the most buzz […]
Greetings, theater people and theatergoers! We’ve got our first installment of arts news: the XMAS!8 Creative Team has been announced. From the XMAS! crew, to the freshmen: XMAS! is a completely student-written holiday musical show, serving as the fall musical comedy counterpoint to the spring’s Varsity Show. XMAS! is performed in Roone Arledge Auditorium on the final eve […]
CUPAL Presents: Opera Untapped was this past Thursday and Friday night in the Lerner Black Box. Our world-famous opera connoisseur and critic, Alexandra Svokos, was in the audience. Experience the enchantment! If you happen to know me at all, you know I want nothing more than a world in which everyone is a loud and […]
Just thinking about all of the cultural activities around campus and in the city makes Bwog swoon, so we’d like to share what we’ve found with you. Arts Editor Kyra Bloom delivers the scoop on your talented peers and discounted tickets. Send your event to firstname.lastname@example.org. On Campus: CUPAL’s Special Project this semester is a combination […]
When a university’s performing arts community is so vast that it has its own governing board, it helps to have a comprehensive list of your opportunities. Below is a list of all official recognized CUPAL groups, their scheduled performance and audition dates. (Unisex tights/timeless wigs are optional on a case-by-case basis.) BTE Funnyhouse of a […]
Have you ever dreamt of being famous? Now’s your chance. You could grace the pages of our blue-toned blog as the star of one of our theatre reviews! You will be expertly critiqued by our crack team of Music Hum graduates, and cheered on by our insatiable comment section. Oh, and don’t forget—Bwog fame has its perks. […]
Calling all artsy freshpeople and returning students alike! Bwog wants to take a moment to draw your attention to one of our weekly features, Where Art Thou? Every Wednesday, we post a guide to theater and arts happenings in the Columbia community that week. The “Columbia community” doesn’t mean only Morningside Heights—let us know what […]