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Phoenician Women: Columbia Stages Review

To see if he could still feel (and to check out the neighborhood north of 120th Street), Emotional Correspondent Dan Flicker took a walk last night to see Columbia Stages’ production of Phoenician Women.  Here is his story. The Phoenician Women prance into their namesake play as a colorful, if occasionally irritating bunch. Giggling and […]

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Bwoglines: It’s All About the Trade-offs

Columbia students get luxury housing– a borough away. Grad students, that is. (NYT) Miller moves to the SoA, takes the Arts Initiative with it. Some are outraged, some aren’t. (Spec) Cue Lit Hum nostalgia (does that exist?) – Jane Austen would have been the coolest aunt ever. (NYT) New York wants to be like Paris; […]

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Free Wine and Sophistication

The Visual Arts Class of 2009 will have a double celebration for their work and thesis exhibitions today. The most artistically inclined among us will be hosting Open Studios at Watson Hall at 612 115th Street and Broadway from 4-6. The Thesis Exhibition Opening will follow from 6-8 at the Neiman Gallery in Dodge. Remember […]

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CU Film Festival Begins

Those who still haven’t caught a glimpse of James Franco would be well advised to head to the Columbia University Film Festival beginning tonight at 5:30. The festival, which will screen short films from grad students at the School of Arts Film Program, runs through May 7 at the IFC Center on 6th and West […]

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Former School of Arts Dean Dies

 Photo via Yeshiva U. “White shoe impresario” Schuyler Chapin died at his home yesterday at the age of 86.  He was dean of the School of Arts from 1975 to 1985. Chapin was known as a master political maneuverer in the arts and a powerful public and private figure, and he once told the Times, […]

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Oscar, Sundance, And Then The World

Yesterday Bwog wrote about Courtney Hunt’s (SoA ’94) Academy-recognized success. Now, another MFA grad, Cherien Dabis (SoA ’04), is recieving acclaim at Sundance for her first feature film, Amreeka. Amreeka (the Arabic word for America) focuses on a Palestinian woman who takes her son to the United States right before the recent invasion of Iraq, […]

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When I’s Feelin’ near as Faded as my Jeans: A Review of Camino Real

Free theater is one of the many perks of a being a Columbia student.  Camino Real is an opportunity to see the work of young professionals that should not be missed.  The final two performances are today at 2pm and 8pm at the Riverside Theater on Claremont and 120th St.  As Janis Joplin puts it:“Freedom’s […]

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Schamus Redux

Esteemed School of the Arts professor James Schamus received the Venice Film Festival top award, the Golden Lion, for Lust, Caution. The duo saw previous accolades with Brokeback Mountain, which also won the Golden Lion. Directed by Ang Lee and produced and co-written by Schamus, Lust, Caution piggybacks on Brokeback Mountain‘s sexual frankness, garnering the […]

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Tuesday Trinkets

Herein dumpeth Bwog various unrelated chunks of news, information, and gossip… SoA Films Score Big Three films produced by School of the Arts alums have received major accolades. At the Sundance Film Festival, Padre Nuestro, written and directed by Christopher Zalla and produced by Ben Odell (both SoA ’04) took the Grand Jury Prize for best dramatic […]

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School of Arts Dean Ferguson Flees to Canada

No word yet on why Ferguson hated freedom PrezBo’s letter after the jump

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