2014-02-14

Arts and Entertainment

Columnist Jenny Singer gives you a rundown of the best Broadway deals.

It can be tough explaining to your parents from Singapore that you're in ‘The Vagina Monologues.’

Finn Vigeland explores a “beautiful, beloved corner of the city.”

Yvonne Hsiao rounds up the best of confectionary to melt your Valentine's heart.

The Royal New Zealand Ballet presents a fine-tuned balance between abstraction and accessibility in its New York City debut.

Jessica Lang Dance will return to the Joyce this season with three New York premieres and a company of nine seasoned dancers.

A new exhibition at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery brings together the work of various black designers in honor of Black History Month.

Yvonne Hsiao is unimpressed by the branded and bland take on traditional French cuisine on offer at the latest branch of Ladurée in SoHo.

Chris Browner is satisfied, if not blown away, by the Met's latest and lengthiest Russian opera.

FRIGID New York, which starts Feb. 19, will showcase 30 plays on a diverse range of topics.

Opinion

Are our moral obligations to animals a laughing matter?

What can the 2014 Olympics tell us about the gender gap in our lives at Columbia?

The CCSC and ESC candidate mixer this weekend should draw more voices than the usual crowd.

Karl has a talk with Alma about Valentine's Day and irony.

News

The Engineering Student Council, SEAS administrators, and student groups are working together to organize the week’s events, which will feature an opening dinner at Low Library, a screening of “Hubble 3D” at Lincoln Center, and, of course, opportunities for free food and free T-shirts.

Oladapo Atitebi, CC ’11, known to friends as an avid Sherlock Holmes fan, “terrific dancer,” supporter of the Manchester United Football Club, and former secretary and webmaster of Columbia University African Students Association, died on Feb. 10 at the age of 24.

Six Journalism School students hope a new website they started this week will revolutionize the coverage of politics in India, three months ahead of the country’s general elections.

Nearly 100 Columbia faculty members signed a letter to the New York State Assembly opposing a hotly debated bill that would cut state funding to academic institutions that have connections to groups that boycott Israel.

Concerns about wheelchair accessibility and parking spaces are the latest in a long debate about the Department of Transportation’s plan to speed up bus service along 125th Street.

Sports

Following a 2-3 road stretch, the Lions will be back on their home court to face conference-leading Harvard on Friday, and Dartmouth on Saturday.

After concluding regular season play, men's squash will compete in the B division of the CSA National Team Championships. The Lions first opponent will be Drexel.

Men's tennis heads to Hanover, N.H., for this weekends ECAC Championships. The Lions are seeded second, behind Harvard, which they have yet to beat this season.

Check out what the other Light Blue teams are doing this weekend.

Though initially planning to compete at the Iowa State Classic, the track team's travel plans were derailed due to flight cancellations. Nevertheless, the team will compete at the Lafayette/Rider Invitational instead.

Hudson Taylor went to the Winter Games to promote the Principle 6 campaign.

Wrestling takes on Ivy opponents Penn and Princeton. With Cornell locking up the Ivy title, the Lions are aiming for second place.