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Associate Professor Shelley Silver Screening 'Girls / Museum' on Friday 4/8
April 7, 2022

Silver's work in film, video, and photography spans an eclectic range of subject matter and genres, exploring the personal and societal relations that identify and restrict us; the indirect routes of pleasure and desire; the stories that we dream or fabricate about others, and the stories that we construct about ourselves.

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Lynn Nottage and Ricky Ian Gordon Turn 'Intimate Apparel' Into an Opera
March 23, 2022

The playwriting professor and the composer discuss their collaboration at an online School of the Arts event.

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A School of the Arts Event Focuses on the Documentary Series 'Pride'
March 8, 2022

Film Professor Tom Kalin directed a Pride episode centered on the struggle for LGBTQ+ rights  in the U.

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Gary Shteyngart Talks to NYC’s Virtual Book Club Host Alison Stewart on Get Lit with All of It
February 23, 2022

Readers asked questions about the symbolism of dead branches, about the “ominous upstate locals,” and why the pandemic isn’t named in the book—there were even comments about the country house decor:   Cynthia, a participant and reader, sent in the question: "I love the decor for each of the five cottages and who was selected to sleep there, how did you land on those descriptions?”   “I wanted Senderovsky to kind of play matchmaker between his guests and the decor.

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Soundable Depths: The Magnificent Art of Listening Underwater
February 10, 2022

That aesthetic sensibility is why Winderen does not provide a list of the recorded species in the installation.

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Blockchain Fairy Tales Premieres at Slamdance
February 3, 2022

Columbia’s Digital Storytelling Lab, headed by Associate Professor of Professional Practice Lance Weiler, premieres its project Blockchain Fairy Tales at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival.

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An Immersive Art Installation Records the Sounds of the Sea
January 29, 2022

Columbia's School of the Arts will present Jana Winderen’s “The Art of Listening: Under Water” February 3-13, 2022.

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MFA Acting Thesis: 'Dance Nation' Runs On Delight, Shock, and Awe
January 11, 2022

You might not expect blood to be a recurring leitmotif in a show about a modern dance team of 13-year-olds, but Clare Barron’s 2019 Pulitzer Prize-finalist Dance Nation is unflinchingly visceral in its themes and imagery.

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Which Indian Stories Get Told? Diksha Basu In Conversation With Ravina Aggarwal
December 10, 2021

At the time, the only kinds of Indian stories which received interest were “the vulnerable diaspora story, or the slum story,” Basu said, “Why would anyone want to read what I think generations of white American writers have been allowed to do, which is just a regular middle class Indian family? No trauma, no tragedy, not great poverty, not great wealth—simply the world I knew.

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Art, Friends, and Watches: Gary Shteyngart In Conversation with Fred Savage
November 30, 2021

“For me this book was the first time I really wanted to look at friendship,” he added later, as the conversation circled around to relationships, “and how love exists within friendship between people.

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