On July 16th, David Gordon ('06) released his second noir novel, Mystery Girl (New Harvest). The thriller follows used book store clerk Sam Kornberg, who, after his wife Lala walks out on him, joins forces with a private detective to win her back.more
School of the Arts Writing Program alumna Rachel Kushner ('01) resleased her second novel The Flamethrowers this past April and has been met with vast critical acclaim. The novel brings together the 70s art world, the First World War, motorcycle racing and political upheavals in the U.S.more
Writer-director James Mangold ('99), known for highly successful box-office hits like Walk the Line (with Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon) and Knight and Day (with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz), released The Wolverine, starring Hugh Jackman, on July 26th.more
On April 23, 2013, Artis, Columbia University School of the Arts, and the Swiss Institute of Contemporary Art offered a special artist presentation with Gilad Ratman ('09), the youngest artist ever chosen to represent Israel at the 2013 Venice Biennale. Ratman, who graduated from the School of the Arts Visual Arts Program in 2009, offered a unique glimpse into his project, The Workshop (2013), a multi-channel site-specific installation for the Israel Pavilion at this year’s 55th Venice Biennale, which opened June 1.more
School of the Arts Writing professor Deborah Eisenberg is currently starring in the revival of Wallace Shawn's play The Designated Mourner at The Public Theater. The play depicts three artist-intellectuals recounting their experiences as their once-liberal country sinks into political crisis.more
Author Annie Choi ('05) released her second book, Shut Up, You're Welcome (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster) on July 9th.
This collection of personal essays is a mix of humor writing and memoir. Each piece begins with someone or something that Choi has a "beef" with, such as babies or the San Fernando Valley.more
Playwriting alumnus Beau Willimon ('03) has a lot to celebrate this week with the announcement of 9 Emmy Award nominations for his original television series House of Cards. Cards, which premiered earlier this year, became the first television show created specifically for Netflix's instant-watch feature and bucked against the traditional television tide by releasing all 13 episodes at once.more
The 2013 FOCUS Summer Film Workshop for Teens begins this month, spearheaded by Columbia University’s student filmmakers of color in collaboration with Columbia University School of the Arts Office of Community Outreach and Education.