“Mine?” “Mine?” “Mine?” “Mine?” The animated squawking seagulls chant in unison, grasping for their hunger to be fulfilled.
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....
A woman with curly black hair stares intently at the viewer as fast jazz music plays in the background.
MFA’s “In The Blood” tackles homelessness and poverty in New York, hurling piles of garbage and giant “SLUT” banner
“I don’t think the world likes women very much.”
Spectator previews NOMADS’s “The Linguistic Features of AAVE”: Russian Doll, hot buttons, and Medusa
“I love black women.”
“Bottom-up history” looks at how larger ideas and conflicts affect people’s everyday lives. Ted Conover, New York University professor and director of the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, sees people, especially families, as “narrative units”—a way to tell history through personal stories....
Edward Snowden discusses shortcomings in legal protections against mass surveillance in event at the Forum
Former CIA employee and intelligence contractor Edward Snowden spoke on the relationship between mass surveillance, a global Internet, and eroding democratic rights in lieu of systematic protections at an event hosted by Columbia’s Knight First Amendment Institute on Tuesday evening....
“It’s just one image that gives us all of those complicated questions,” professor Zeynep Çelik said of Baris Gokturk’s “The Pavilion,” a mural created by an MFA student in homage to Çelik’s “Displaying the Orient: Architecture of Islam at Nineteenth Century World’s Fairs.”...
When thinking of Dionysus, one might picture a plump, haughty God, wrapped in vines, perhaps clutching a glass of wine. Enter instead: a tutu, lace-tight, and faux fur-clad gender-fluid being, bewitching and beguiling. This is Charles Mee’s modern Dionysus....