The Columbia University Film Festival reconnects graduate film students through new virtual festival after a year of inactivity
The hustle and bustle of a film set has a palpable energy and atmosphere that often goes unnoticed by film fanatics. The chaotic yet meticulous nature found on film sets blends all of these elements of lighting, cameras, makeup, and sound to create a unique visual story. Some of the people who are extremely familiar with this energy are the Master’s of Fine Arts film program students and alumni from the School of the Arts. As the noise died down over the past year as a result of the pandemic, the Columbia University Film Festival was canceled, a festival that annually showcased all of these students’ thesis work. Now, CUFF is back in full swing, ready to put the “action” in “lights, camera, action”....
Students file EOAA complaint after human rights professor uses N-word more than 10 times during class on hate speech
Content warning: This story contains the mention and use of racial slurs and discusses topics of racism.
Artist Liam McGrane, GS ’24, depicts students’ lack of preparation for the summer semester after a turbulent fall and spring semester.
“The Worst Genre That Needed To Shut Itself Up: Emo. Just, gross. You know?” This quote from a Spectator music review, affectionately titled “Emo Go Bye-Bye: The Best and Worst of 2003,” perfectly captures how my adolescent self viewed the entire genre of emo music. I just didn’t get it—Why was Kellin Quinn singing five octaves out of human perception? Was it even singing if half the song was screaming?...
CW: This article discusses issues of sexual abuse, violence.
Nicole Jones’ documentary ‘The Third Strike’ brings humanity to the dehumanizing criminal justice system
“I went to death row and really just saw what America says are the worst of the worst, and realized they’re human beings at the heart of these cases that you hear about.”...
Shih-Fu Chang has been named interim dean of The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, according to an email sent by University President Lee Bollinger Friday. His term will begin on July 1,as the school’s current dean, Mary Boyce, transitions to her new role as University provost....
Franco Stevens applied for 12 credit cards at once and cashed out all of them to gamble at a jockey race. After a full day of luck, she gathered enough funds to print the first three editions of “Deneuve.” This is precisely the risk Stevens had to take to go from a penniless 23-year-old to the founder of the world’s best-selling lesbian periodical....
Getting banned from mainland China, being arrested in Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests, coming out publicly as a lesbian, and touring the world as a pop artist seems like too much to fit into one lifetime. However, as chronicled in the documentary, “Denise Ho: Becoming the Song,” Denise Ho has lived through all of this and more....