The nationwide Sunrise Movement, which has organized scores of young people into taking action and demanding legislation to fight climate change, is encouraging Columbia students and faculty to strike tomorrow to show their support for
John Henry Coatsworth, the Provost of Columbia University, will resign from his position on June 30, 2019, according to an email sent out by University President Lee Bollinger early this morning.
Ahh, yes, the elusive single. Need your private time? Scarred by getting sexiled in Carman? Internal editor and proud resident of a McBain single Zoe Sottile tells you how it’s done.
Engineering Student Council met last night for a very brief meeting, hoping that all the council members could spend their valuable time on the midterms preceding Spring Break. Compared to the explosive and controversial CCSC meeting
Betsy Ladyzhets trekked uptown to watch Shakespeare’s As You Like It at the Lenfest Center, the third of this spring’s MFA directing thesis productions, and was not disappointed.
What better way to recover from V-123 than to go see even more student theater? That’s what Managing Editor Betsy Ladyzhets did last night, when she attended the King’s Crown Shakespeare Troupe’s midnight show (a.k.a. “drunk show”) of As You Like It. The production has one more show, which starts tonight at 8 pm on […]
While movies are a great way to unwind after a long week in Butler, they also make statements about the society we inhabit. In her recent lecture “The Challenge to Avert Tragedy: ‘The Winter’s Tale’ Refigured in ‘Vertigo,’ ‘Pheonix,’ and ‘Gone Girl’,” Professor Elisabeth Bronfen examines the role of women in recent blockbusters. After attending the […]
Even with finals quickly approaching, Staff Writer and avid Shakespearian-theatergoer Jessa Nootbaar took a few hours out of her Thursday night to walk around Columbia, following KCST’s spring show production of “Macbeth.” Here are her thoughts on last night’s performance of the bloody rise and fall of the Scotsman himself. Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” (or, “the Scottish play,” for […]
Last night, two Bwog writers, a Staff Writer and Betsy Ladyzhets, had the honor of sitting in on the dress rehearsal for “Twelfth Night,” the King’s Crown Shakespeare Troupe’s second production of the semester. The play runs tonight, tomorrow, and Saturday at 8pm. Tickets are sold out for all three nights, but the waitlist starts at 7pm […]
This past week, the libraries rolled out an exciting new resource: Columbia students now have free access to Met Opera On Demand, which features video and audio recordings of operas live from the Met. We combed through the catalog to find what you should be watching. Also note that today WKCR is honoring Benjamin Britten’s […]
KCST’s second production of the year, Henry IV part 2, directed by David Silberthau, sold out fast. But Bwogger Britt Fossum managed to score some last minute tickets, and brought back a thoughtful review from last night’s showing. KCST followed up their first show of the year, The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged, with the more […]
This weekend, KCST put on their very first show of the Fall, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, directed by Rachel Chung. Arts guru Madysen Luebke was in the crowd and luckily, this time, she didn’t need sneakers…or a jacket…or a flashlight. If you came to see KCST’s production of The Complete Works of William […]
Have you seen the posters around campus telling you to go see this mysterious “Cymbeline,” and wondered what in the world that means? Have you seen groups of people in the Hartley Courtyard in elaborate hats, speaking what you think is English and wondered where that tour group is from? Put those two phenomena together […]
This weekend, the Barnard Theater Department presents Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale in the Minor Latham Playhouse. Adjunct Art Analyst Alex Taylor attended the Thursday evening performance. The Barnard Theater Department’s production of William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale was stunning from the moment the house opened. The set design, a senior thesis of Noriko Ohashi (GS ’13), was […]
King’s Crown Shakespeare Troupe puts on their rendition of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Elizabeth Power (CC’13), in the Glicker-Milstein Black Box on Lower Level 2 of the Diana Center yesterday, today, and tomorrow at 8 pm. Visiting critic Mollie Krent reviews. Romeo and Juliet. I shan’t commence this review with a dull re-telling of […]
Many modern adaptations of Shakespeare plays have come and gone. Some, such as Romeo + Juliet (starring Leonardo DiCaprio), have left their mark. King’s Crown Shakespeare Troupe (KCST) hoped to achieve such glory, at least within Columbia, when they presented their ShakeShorts ShortShakes on October 25-27. Bwog’s very own dilettante dramatist John reviews: ShakeShorts ShortShakes was […]
You’ve settled into your classes and routine, so now it’s finally time to get out and do those artsy things that Columbia boasted about on your info tour. Come, dip your toes into the sea of culture with the aquatic Arts Editor, Alex Katz… Ongoing Say Cheese! Portraits to Pics at the Brooklyn Historical Society. […]
King’s Crown Shakespeare Troupe is bringing summer to Columbia early… sort of. This weekend, they perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream as their annual outdoor show, which premieres Thursday at 8 pm, and runs Friday at almost-midnight and Saturday at 8 pm. Iambic pentametrophile Alison Herman sat down with KCST members Brian LaPerche, Alison Goldberg and Gerard Ramm […]
Finals officially started today! That’s pretty scary. To get you through, Bwog is seeking the advice of some people who won college—namely, your professors. In today’s Actual Wisdom, we talked to English professor Julie Crawford of Fall 2011 Literary Texts and Critical Methods fame. Justify your existence in 30 words or fewer: All my professional verbs—read, […]