Two children play by the hammock in the back of the hut, yelling and looking into the camera. Piti sits on the ground, preparing traditional cloth while recounting her struggles and successes. This Brazilian terrain has become her home. She reflects on how her life now is very different from her upbringing in a white Brazilian family, yet her attraction to this indigenous group and terrain led her to start her life anew....
Jay-Z and Jelani Cobb speak on prison reform, NFL deals, and the hope in hip-hop at inaugural lecture
Jay-Z was met with a standing ovation upon entering The Forum on Columbia’s Manhattanville campus. While Beyoncé—yes, you read that right—slipped inconspicuously into her seat in the audience, Jay-Z sat down to speak on topics ranging from his musical influences to prison reform to his controversial partnership with the National Football League to his historic role in the landscape of hip-hop....
Water and the treasured manuscripts archived in Butler’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library don’t usually mix, and for good reason. On Tuesday evening, however, the library combined the two in an exhibition titled “Awash in Books: Books for the Year of Water,” featuring a variety of pieces to celebrate and explore how we use Earth’s most precious resource....
e’s BAR, located on Broadway between 112th and 113th Streets, has closed after just one year of operation, according to a message left on the door of the bar this week. Its flagship location at 511 Amsterdam Ave will remain open....
Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang speaks of Chinese-American relations, fragility of American democracy at panel on “Soft Power”
“Asian American performers never walk onto an empty stage.”
Cancelled panel on Chinese government human rights violations sparks concerns over pro-Beijing protesters
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The power of poetry transcends class in the 16th-century Ottoman Empire at Center for Turkish Studies event
An ornate image of bucolic gardens inhabited by lounging Turkish poets engaged in conversation took up the screen in Schermerhorn’s eighth floor lecture hall. Though seemingly purely decorative, these manuscript images told a story in reflecting the essential values of Ottoman life during the 16th century....