Category Archives: Literature

Hearing Red: Anne Carson at the NYPL

For years, if not for the right reasons, friends have recommended that I read Anne Carson’s Autobiography of Red. The verse novel retells Stesichorus’ now-fragmentary Geryoneis, in which Herakles steals a herd of cattle and kills their red herdsman Geryon; … Continue reading

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The History of Science gets Literary at the Jewish Museum

Perhaps the best way to appreciate one of the Jewish Museum’s current exhibits,  Crossing Borders: Manuscripts from the Bodleian Libraries, is to learn a little bit more about why—apart from being, at nearly a thousand years old, inconceivably ancient and … Continue reading

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Spoken Word on Bleecker Street

Entering the shadows of Le Poisson Rouge, a “multimedia art cabaret” on Bleecker Street, is a bit like being swallowed into the sultry depths of a red-tinted cave. The atmosphere hums with the dampness of drink and low voices as … Continue reading

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Student Profile Series: Spoon River Anthology Directed by Jimmy Maize

CUarts caught up with MFA Directing student Jimmy Maize to ask him some questions about his upcoming production, which will feature 100 actors. Yep, you read that right. Arts Initiative: Tell us a bit about yourself and what brought you … Continue reading

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Princes and Painters in Mughal Dehli – Now at Asia Society

Perhaps the most surreal aspect of immersing oneself into the art and culture of a long-forgotten empire, while residing in New York City in 2012, is the thought that one day, people will look back on our society much the … Continue reading

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An Evening of Sex with the Shakespeare Society

The expense of spirit in a waste of shame Is lust in action; and till action, lust Is perjured, murderous, bloody, full of blame, Savage, extreme, rude, cruel, not to trust, Enjoy’d no sooner but despised straight, Past reason hunted, … Continue reading

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Surgam and Spring – How They Literally Fit Together

“But what on earth is the Philolexian Society??”That’s a good question, and I hear it a lot. “Columbia’s undergraduate literary and debate society” is probably the best answer (“Victor Hugo’s Court of Miracles given a bath and a shave” is another).The debate … Continue reading

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