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Barnard Theater Thesis Review

Bwog’s Thesp Crit Joshua Sorenshine caught the last show of the thesis festival last night: This weekend, the Barnard theater department opened its doors for the annual thesis festival, giving audiences a performance that left this reviewer heartily satisfied. Both Alex Brinkman-Young’s, BC ’11 rendition of Tom Stoppard’s Cahoot’s Macbeth and Katie Lupica’s, CC ’11 […]

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Experience Desi: It’s Divisive

We did it with Joe and now we’re doing it with the new Indian food truck. We invite you to enjoy the annals of Bwog’s weeklong experience of Desi… Noob: “I ordered a chicken kati roll and had them put the spicy sauce on it, and I thought it was pretty damn good.  The chicken […]

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Review: Miss Chowdah’s Guide to Proper Etiquette

On Friday evening, Alex Jones learned some manners at Chowdah’s latest offering, Miss Chowdah’s Guide to Proper Etiquette, in the Lerner Black Box. Columbia improv comedy group Fruit Paunch opened the show riffing on the word(s), “battle axe.”  The audience learned several life lessons, such as: never wave a gun around in hope of intimidating […]

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Unveiling the Vagina

Victoria Wills takes you inside the world of the vagina at The Vagina Monologues… I distinctly remember the first time I heard mention of The Vagina Monologues. “Vagina!?”  I inwardly exclaimed, my twelve-year old mind reeling. “As in… vaginas?” My second thought: “How do vaginas monologue?” Throughout most of my adolescence, The Vagina Monologues remained […]

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NoCo Joe Reviewed: On Earthy Brews, Chalky Cheddar and Sanitized Seating

For some coffee is merely caffeine fuel, for others it’s an art form. Critic Jason Bell, of last year’s famed food feud, investigates… As two employees fiddle with an iPad, unsuccessfully attempting to ring up an order, a third grinds coffee beans in slow motion, chatting with her friends. At Columbia’s outpost of Joe, getting […]

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Review: The Colored Museum

Bwog’s Off-Off-But-Actually-On-Broadway Theater critic Matt Schantz reviews the semester’s first Black Box production: As the lights went up in the Lerner Black Box theater, Rebecca Clark, CC ’13, invited the audience aboard the Celebrity Slave Ship and instructed them to fasten their shackles. The audience tensed, unsure if they should laugh or cringe. Much of […]

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CCSC: Past, Present, Future

Last night’s CCSC meeting began at 8:03 instead of the usual 8:05 because there was a general consensus that it was important to get back to watching the Jets game as soon as possible. Brian Wagner, Bwog’s sideline reporter, has the latest. The Council began with a review of its autumnal accomplishments. 9 resolutions were passed: […]

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Orgo Night: This One Was Too Easy

Tonight was Orgo Night, that (rare) cherished Columbia tradition, in which The Cleverest Band in the World occupies Butler 209 and strives to “lower the curve on the orgo exam” by telling raunchy jokes with topical music interspersed. Likely due to a number of recent events, 209 was buzzing by 11:10 p.m. By 11:20 Public […]

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Reviewing Buca: Just Go to Bettolona

Jason Bell reviews Buca, a new Italian restaurant on 103rd and Broadway. In Sebastiano Cappitta’s growing empire of Italian restaurants, Buca (201 West 103rd St.) colonizes an Amsterdam Avenue corner just beyond easy reach of Columbia students. Cappitta opened the excellent Bettolona (3143 Broadway) barely a month ago, serving brick oven pizza and house made […]

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Food in Review: NOMdays

Nom^3’s take on Meatless Mondays, NOMdays, launched yesterday in Lerner. Clients picked up pre-ordered meals, which they had chosen from an option of three vegetarian dishes. Bwog was sort of impressed, sort of not. MENU 1: Quinoa with avocado and pumpkin/marinated cucumber and chickpeas/apple The ratio of the portions was surprising. A generous helping of […]

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Orgo Night Review: Original Night?

Tonight is the night before the organic chemistry final, and you know what that means. Yes: obscene humor, Barnard jokes, and chemistry word-play–all part of a typical Orgo Night. And that’s all this semester’s Orgo Night was: typical. However, it did have its entertaining parts, and it was a worthwhile Columbian experience, if only to […]

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Review From Bwog Headquarters: The 116th Annual Varsity Show

In one of the most pitch-perfect moments of last night’s Varsity Show, John Goodwin, playing a young CC professor who insists that students call him by his first name and holds his office hours at 1020, declared that “CC is not about reading the great philosophers. It’s about students with different viewpoints coming together to […]

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CMTS: Changing Direction

Bwog’s Song and Dance Connoisseur Sean Zimmermann reports on Columbia Musical Theatre Society’s latest production, Changing Direction. “You never realize the role of directing until you see different directors back to back,” explained Will Brown, Production Designer for Columbia Musical Theatre Society’s production of Changing Direction. The production features numbers from a wide selection of […]

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LateNite Spring 2010 Anthology

LateNight Theater doesn’t joke around. While the rest of you were either studying or holding fast to the fleeting spirit of youth, they put on a serious series of comedies starting at 11 pm. Bwog’s Senior Insomniac Megan McGregor reports from last night’s hilarious and eclectic performance. LateNite Theatre’s Spring 2010 Anthology opened Thursday night […]

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Chicken Burger Debuts at M2M, Bwog Sticks With Cheeseburger

M2M recently debuted a new burger that got us excited, so we decided to go and check it out. Chief Poultry Correspondent Brian Phillips Donahoe pens our review: Bwog was already giddy with anticipation when we saw the signs: M2M was introducing a new chicken burger. Come dinner time, we joined the disorganized and agitated […]

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