Arts & Entertainment

February 2, 2017, 1:02 AM

The Chinese Students Club’s 38th annual Lunar Gala fashion show promises to be different this year: more extravagant, more dramatic, and “more special.”

At least that’s what the fashion show’s co-director Kosta M. Karakashyan, CC ’19, said as he joked that he would include “flying elephants” in the show

Top Stories

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Jan 30, 2017, 10:44 PM
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Quarto Magazine, the official undergraduate literary magazine of Columbia’s creative writing department, named Cathy Guo, CC ’17, as the winner of its annual chapbook contest for her series of poems about her experiences as a first-generation immigrant.

Jan 26, 2017, 1:02 AM

“It is no longer a matter of trying to subvert or intrude. Those strategies are now recognized and invited. Now it is a matter of finessing, which is certainly not enough.”

Jan 26, 2017, 12:28 AM
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There’s a new restaurant coming to Morningside Heights, and it’s been a long time coming.

Popular New York City-based restaurant chain Shake Shack is set to move into the spot on the corner of 116th Street and Broadway and open by the end of 2017.

Jan 24, 2017, 12:33 AM

Barnard's Sustainable Initiative Consulting Board, a committee of appointed students that works with the administration on sustainability policy, and the Student Government Association's committee on arts and culture presented “Waste of Time” last Thursday, a student exhibition addressing issues

Weekend

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Dec 3, 2015, 4:13 AM

This Weekend focuses on the power of wordplay.

Nov 19, 2015, 5:47 AM

This weekend looks at brand-building in the age of social media.

Nov 12, 2015, 6:56 AM

This Weekend looks at the link between art and political change.

Art

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Jan 26, 2017, 1:02 AM

“It is no longer a matter of trying to subvert or intrude. Those strategies are now recognized and invited. Now it is a matter of finessing, which is certainly not enough.”

Jan 24, 2017, 12:33 AM

Barnard's Sustainable Initiative Consulting Board, a committee of appointed students that works with the administration on sustainability policy, and the Student Government Association's committee on arts and culture presented “Waste of Time” last Thursday, a student exhibition addressing issues

Dec 1, 2016, 4:15 PM

“Thomas Roma: The Plato’s Dogs Trilogy,” an exhibit open until Saturday at the Steven Kasher Gallery, features three series of black and white photographs that narrate Roma’s biography of Brooklyn.

Nov 3, 2016, 12:18 AM

Bruno Boudjelal is an unassuming figure. Slim and soft-spoken, he has the assured mannerisms of someone who prefers to contemplate the things he has seen rather than talk about them.

Dance

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Jan 19, 2017, 1:28 AM

The Columbia Ballet Collaborative, a ballet group run by, directed by, and comprised of students from all four undergraduate colleges, will celebrate its 10th anniversary this semester by featuring alumni in its spring performance.

Dec 12, 2016, 1:47 AM

World-renowned dance scholar, professor, and former co-chair of the Barnard dance department Lynn Garafola, BC ’68, is retiring after 16 years at the college.

Dec 6, 2016, 12:00 AM

The night before Orchesis Dance Group’s annual fall show was set to premiere, Roone Arledge Auditorium was filled with chatter.

Dec 1, 2016, 3:37 AM

The 12th season of “Barnard/Columbia Dances at NYLA,” a concert produced by the Barnard Department of Dance, will take place this Thursday through Saturday at New York Live Arts in Chelsea.

Film & Television

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Jan 16, 2017, 11:03 PM

The stars are descending upon this year’s seventh annual Athena Film Festival, which will take place at Barnard from Feb. 9 to 12.

Oct 12, 2016, 1:02 AM

“Rolling! Speed! Action!” What precedes is the changing of a film lens. The adjustment of a boom mic. The placement of a prop. The set-up is meticulous, the hundreds of shot angles tedious, the hours tiresome, but the end product—worth it.

Oct 3, 2016, 10:27 PM

I weaved through the throngs of dripping raincoats, umbrella spokes, and rain boots to secure my spot near the Miller Theatre lobby staircase.

Dec 10, 2015, 6:31 AM

Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Amy Berg presents an authentic portrayal of the raw, wild nature of the trailblazing 1960s rocker.

Food & Drink

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Jan 26, 2017, 12:28 AM
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There’s a new restaurant coming to Morningside Heights, and it’s been a long time coming.

Popular New York City-based restaurant chain Shake Shack is set to move into the spot on the corner of 116th Street and Broadway and open by the end of 2017.

Dec 10, 2015, 7:02 AM

Every winter, the Union Square Holiday Market hosts more than 100 vendors at its holiday-themed winter village.

Dec 10, 2015, 6:34 AM

A Tel Aviv-based bakery will soon be opening on the Upper West Side.

Dec 10, 2015, 6:55 AM
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This installment of In the Bubble has some seasonal favorites.

Music

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Dec 6, 2016, 12:13 AM
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When night falls on the weekend, most who pass the threshold of 434 Riverside Drive are dressed in party attire, anticipating a night of revelry at St.

Nov 14, 2016, 2:50 AM

Despite the neon lights, loud music, and the glow stick bracelet I had been handed at the door, it was clear that the U.S. election was not far from the minds of the performers at Barnard Student Life’s Bold Brilliant Beats event last Thursday.

Sep 18, 2016, 11:14 PM

If you’re a student at Columbia, it’s almost guaranteed you’ve walked past St. Paul’s Chapel at least a few times. The building is a campus landmark, distinct for its stained glass and the occasional wedding clogging up College Walk.

Dec 11, 2015, 4:19 AM

Rising rapper Cakes Da Killa has gained critical acclaim and fan adoration over the past few years, especially with his new EP “#IMF.” Before performing at WBAR’s Home on the Rave, he took time to speak to Spectator about his career and experiences.

Style

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Oct 22, 2015, 5:03 AM
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Fashion and Virtue: Textile Patterns and the Print Revolution, 1520-1620,” the newest exhibit at the Met, combines interdisciplinary art media to juxtapose recently rediscovered Renaissance-era textile pattern books against the broader context of fashion history.

Oct 15, 2015, 3:50 AM

At Onassis Festival: Narcissus Now, a new tradition to celebrate arts and ideas through a variety of events including discussions, visual art, and live music, all centering around the theme of narcissism, panelists discuss the theme in a moderated panel.

Sep 29, 2015, 2:26 AM

Hanako Maeda, CC ’10, is set to premiere an “unexpected” costume design.

Feb 18, 2015, 3:14 AM
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Elaborate light shows, stage design, and a diverse range of performers come to Roone Arledge Auditorium this Saturday with the 2015 Lunar Gala fashion show.

Theater

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Dec 13, 2016, 3:42 AM

“Rehab has really changed me, you know.” It’s an opening line I would expect from an episode of “The Sopranos,” not from a musical about Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Dec 12, 2016, 2:39 AM

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if every awkward or paranoid thought you had during a first date was accompanied by a catchy song and a choreographed dance number?

Dec 5, 2016, 12:51 AM

Early on in the night it became clear that Black Theatre Ensemble’s production of “King Hedley II” would not be a conventional performance. What transpired instead in Lerner’s Black Box Theatre was a performance that established an unanticipated degree of intimacy with spectators.

Nov 22, 2016, 2:48 AM

Barnard’s Glicker-Milstein Theater has never looked so bare. The black-box stage is unadorned, save for four wooden frames covered in transparent film, a table filled with props, and one solitary microphone.