Columbia Science Review’s panel discussion titled Media and the Mind promised “a scientific perspective on Hollywood portrayals of mental health.” On Wednesday evening, I followed the series of seven printer-paper arrows that led me through the labyrinth of Schermerhorn to cover the event.
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 […]
Bwog’s Sports Editor and amateur Russian Ross Chapman hit up Professor Thomas Kent’s lecture at the Harriman Institute’s 12th floor offices in the International Affairs Building yesterday morning to hear the reporter and Russian scholar present “Decoding the Soviet Press.” As it turns out, the newspapers and radio of the time were way more that […]
When Breaking Bad ended in 2013 we were all sad. We didn’t know what would fill that void in our life, or the hour that was dedicated to watching Jesse call Walter a bitch. Now instead of re-watching Breaking Bad on Netflix, there is the spin off, Better Call Saul. The first episode premiered on February 8th […]
In Rio de Janeiro there are three Osama Bin Laden themed bars. (Gawker) In a closed door meeting on Friday, Secretary of State John Kerry warned that Israel was at risk of becoming “an apartheid state” if the current round of talks do not continue. Such an assessment echoes a long history of anti-zionist activists comparing […]
Yesterday we joined our country to remember the events of September 11, 2001. Bwog was impressed, inspired, and engaged by media coverage of the 10-year anniversary. If you missed yesterday’s headlines, here are a few pieces worth reading. New Yorkers visited a Bryant Park memorial featuring 2,573 vacant folding chairs—one for each life lost at […]
This Wednesday, SIPA and the J-school invited authors of Game Change John Heilemann and Mark Halperin to discuss their book about the 2008 presidential campaign in light of the upcoming election season. Bwog’s Political Lit Bureau Chief Rebecca Newman reports. To Heilemann and Halperin, Game Change is and always has been about the characters. The […]