On March 13th, Faculty Richard Ford, author of the Pulitzer winning Independence Day and the new, acclaimed novel Canada will be featured on Selected Shorts at Symphony Space. He has selected one of Program Chair Binnie Kirshenbaum's stories to be read along with his own.more
Writing Program Alum Karen Russell's (SOA '06) second collection of short stories, Vampires in the Lemon Grove, was released by Knopf today.
Russell's debut novel, Swamplandia!, (Knopf 2011) a bildungsroman about family and grief yoked with swamp fable, was a Pulitzer finalist last year and was named one of the ten best books of the year by the New York Times.more
Columbia continues to triumph during this year's film festival circuit. With three films screening at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival, Columbia's legacy carries on in the artistic achievements of students, alumni and faculty.
South by Southwest has long held the reputation for being the seminal, post-Sundance indie film celebration. Eight Columbia shorts have been selected to screen this year at the festival's 20th film anniversary.
Adam Tsekhman ('06 SOA) has been offered a lead role on the hit crime drama, The Mentalist, starring Simon Baker. The show's main character uses skills from his former career as a successful psychic medium to help a team of CBI agents solve various crimes. Tsekhman also plays the lead role in the new television comedy, Comrades, which he co-wrote. It will make its debut in 2013. more
Visual Arts Mentor and alum Aki Sasamoto's (SOA '07) solo show Talking In Circles In Talking is from December 16 - February 24, 2013 at SOLOWAY gallery. The exhibition is reviewed by Lumi Tan in the The New York Times.more
With still a few days remaining before the end of this year’s Sundance program, the creative efforts of Columbia alumni have garnered recognition in a series of business deals that will help see these films make it to the big screen.more