New bwogger Alexandra Tsorvas attended a medical school training event that discussed the unequal power dynamics inherent in doctor-patient relationships and how to mitigate them.
New Staff Writer Anna Eggers attended a book talk by Nicole Fleetwood about her new book Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration sponsored by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Bwog’s very own Christ-fearing cinephile Mark Hay is back (or resurrected, you might say) with this week’s film recommendations. Bwog did not get a chance to talk with the Westboro Baptist protestors this Thursday – the police would not allow that simple liberty. Neither, one would expect, would these protestors have been willing or able […]
In the name of frightening beginnings and questionable progress, Mark Hay, Bwog’s resident expert on movies, hotdogs, and the relations between the two, brings back his Netflix column with three film recommendations. Would it be trite to use the start of the school year as the basis for a(nother) list of recommendations of coming-of-age films? […]
Feeling broke? Feeling angry? Bwog’s Movie Marathon Man Mark Hay offers up three films about people who have even less money than you do. Mmm…schadenfreude. The Full Monty (1997) The message of director Peter Cattaneo’s film wavers back and forth somewhat between a grim conclusion on the economic plight of the workingman and an uplifting […]
With the admission of the final batch of CC 2013 students, the time has come upon us. The times which shall see a swell of apple-cheeked youths swarming over the campus, staring all doe-eyed and innocent at Low. In honor of the swarms already here and the swarms yet to come, Resident DVD-Repackaging Expert Mark […]
With all the dreary rain tumbling down outside, you might be hesitant to believe how beautiful the campus is going to be in full spring bloom. Polish up your Columbia campus mental imagery, then, with the following selection of films available on Netflix’s Watch Instantly! service — they all incorporate Columbia and its campus, even […]
-Image via ChangeForge.com This week in cinema: Bwog’s expert Film Filterer Mark Hay takes umbrage at the end of leisure and the return to toil. It never ceases to amaze, the way that one week’s absence can erase the memory of and tolerance for the massive gobs of work that are collectively Columbia. With […]
Image courtesy of Florida State University Bwog’s Official Cinephile Mark Hay uses the silver screen for some Spring Break pointers. This week’s movie list could be about anything–intrigue, crisis, existential inertia, curb stomping. But, just like you, the only thing Bwog can concentrate on right now is the imminent salvation of spring break, and […]
Hugh Jackman hosting the Academy Awards The 81st Academy Awards last weekend sent home Slumdog Millionaire and Milk big winners, but they’re only the latest in a long line of movies deemed Oscar-worthy by the Academy. Many of these classics are available on Netflix through its “Watch Instantly!” feature, although they’re often hidden amid entire seasons […]
Picking out a date movie can be tough, and with Valentine’s Day weekend here already, you don’t have too much time left to select something the two of you will both enjoy. Bwog knows as well as you do that the right movie can make all the difference, and since she has no date this […]
Now that Netflix streaming movies are available to Mac users, far greater numbers of Columbia students have begun exploring the wonderful “Watch Instantly!” world. They’re also probably learning — as PC users did months ago — that Netflix’s catalog of streaming content is largely a grab-bag of B-movies and obscure television series sprinkled with the […]
Just last semester the Bwog discovered how to get an unlimited supply of free dvds delivered to the building across the street complete with a friendly reminder to come get your movies and a one-week renewable loan period. Follow along and you’ll never pay retail again. 1. Get a public library card. Apply for one […]