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V118 Preview Review

Bwog squeezed in to the back room of Havana Central last night for the Varsity Show preview. Always willing to yield an unsolicited and uninformed opinion for just about anything, we summarized our staff’s general consensus in the following review. The preview kicked off with an immediately stale #OccupyButler themed musical number, and we were quickly flooded […]

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College Walk Lights – a Test Run?

David Hu sent in this picture, showing the newly-decorated trees already illuminated, quite a bit earlier than the proposed date for the tree-lighting ceremony, reported to be 6pm on December 1st. Avoid College Walk if you don’t want the surprise to be ruined!

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A Varsity Show Exorcise

The cast of the 115th Varsity Show entered to raucous applause from the crowd of 100 packed into the back room of the West End (as it will forever remain, at least for V-Show purposes). Our host for the evening was this year’s narrative patriarch, retiring Dean Austin Quigley, caught up in reading his own […]

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Bwog goes downloading, gets booked

In which Bwog music critic Bryan Mochizuki programs your Friday, Sunday, and Monday nights. There are at least two really great shows in the city this weekend and two equally shiver-inducing MP3’s to share today, but first…THE OSCARS ARE THIS SUNDAY.  Among the reasons to be excited: this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Ennio […]

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From the Archives: the Boot ‘n Rally rally

With Mona and Roadhouse closed down, the Morningside bar scene just got a little thinner. But there’s still stuff out there (MOST OF ALL THE WEST END [a.k.a. “Havana Central”] WHERE YOU’RE COMING FOR THE BWOG PARTY TONIGHT) and we thought it was time to re-run Addison Anderson’s gargantuan bar crawl from our Orientation 2006 […]

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New Varsity Show Website

The Varsity Show has a new website up, and, as the kids are saying these days, it is “quite nifty”. The rectangles of different colors that make up the home page fit together to make a giant rectangle in a very pleasing manner, and there is an excellent picture of several people intensely concentrating on […]

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Last Chance Arts

1) Closing at the Lincoln Square 13 today after a mere week in release  – the evocatively titled Blood and Chocolate, making room for what promises to be the best bad movie since Perfume, Factory Girl. Quoth IMDB about Blood: “A young teenage werewolf… is torn between honoring her family’s secret and her love for […]

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Short month, big subject

Welcome to February! And Black History Month! Columbia’s 22nd annual celebration of African Americanness kicked off last night in Roone Arledge with, among other attractions, the best catering this Bwog reporter has smelled at a Columbia event. People of many shades attended the affair, made more festive and vaguely African by gold kente cloths on […]

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New Mag on Campus: The Gadfly

A gadfly, according to Billy Goldstein (CC’ 09), is “some big-ass fly,” and also the only non-defunct undergraduate philosophy magazine at Columbia University. The Gadfly has so far printed one issue with a medley of contributions: a letter of explanation, a few art pieces, a fictional work, a quasi-Socratic dialogue, a lecture review, and–as a […]

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Weekends at Columbia include…

Chinese pride (at right) This afternoon at 1:00 PM. Lou Dobbs, eat your heart out. Discoveries of New Burial Plots For a mere $25,000, you can get buried at Duke. But hurry–already 200 reservations have been made. According to the Chronicle, “the one-and-a-half acre area first opened in response to requests from alumni in the […]

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Art School Unconfidential

Starring: Max Minghella (previous credits: Syriana, Bee Season, Art School Confidential) Also featuring: Joey Alvarado, Liz Strauss Location: Cafe Swish, Kim’s, JJ’s Place Plot Summary: New York Times decides to profile progeny of esteemed director Anthony Minghella, cute freshman friends provide sense of natural environment. Rising actor eschews usual activities of the young and famous […]

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What’s Playing Nearby

In which staffer Mark Krotov gives movie suggestions for those who fear to venture off the 1, 2, and 3 lines.   AMC Loews 84th Street 6 84th and Broadway Hoot A children’s film about endangered owls, corruption and crooked land development, produced by the paragon of political engagement and vitriolic rhetoric, Jimmy Buffett. He […]

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