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By Muni Suleiman Charitie Ropati, SEAS ’23, first visited the Met in her freshman year, seeking threads of representations of their Native community and home in Alaska in the museum’s art. Now, she speaks with honor and pride of the increasing Indigenous representation she’s witnessed across the city’s museums and cultural centers. The Met, where Ropati and I met on an October afternoon, does call for a particular celebration; upon entering the American Wing, Ropati smiled at
The Major Motion Picture Professor
Remembering Miloš Forman’s literary transformation of Columbia Film.
By Aliza Abusch-Magder Blue Heron Community Garden Waited by the flowers, stared at blue acid skies until a butterfly landed. Bombarded her with pictures, stared through the screen at her enlarged, papery wings. Marveled, “just a creature.” I have over-ripened; the summer of my heart riding a roller coaster has come to its halting cessation. I am queasy, relieved, thrilled, nauseatingly alive. I sit in a garden that I haven’t seen since May, happy to report that she is well.
Letter from the Editor, November 2022
By Claire Shang A good deal of the pieces this issue are, in various ways, about New York, which is to say they are about landmarks and institutions, appearances and disillusionments; about trying to describe the city’s happenings so precisely that you can imagine finding yourself under it all. The city we live in can hardly be considered a theme, though, so I’ll say instead that this month we are accepting familiarity and looking within it for something new. Mining meaning e
The Blue and White Magazine
Bwecommendations, November 2022
The Blue and White takes fall and films very seriously. Claire Shang, Editor-in-Chief: Hua Hsu, Stay True. Carly Rae Jepsen. Naked Juice Power-C Machine. Sylvie Epstein, Managing Editor: The Run-Up (NYT Podcasts). The Worst Person in the World (2021). Capers. Kat Chen, Digital Editor: Eileen Myles, Chelsea Girls. Emma Corrin as Orlando. Tilda Swinton as Orlando. Swiss chocolate. Tarini Krishna, Publisher: White Noise (2022). Sudan Archives, Natural Brown Prom Queen. Tom Ford
Kelsey Kitzke and Leah Overstreet
God Bless the Queen?
Negative By Leah Overstreet Please? Just for a little longer? I know, I know, this isn’t the first time I’ve asked you to hold off on sending her. Renovating the entire ninth circle takes more preparation than you might think!! Each time the deadline has rolled around, I’ve just needed a bit more time. Fires aren’t hot enough, blades aren’t sharp enough, Cerberus is too well fed. It needs to be perfect. She has had a torture chamber with her name on it since her first genocid
A Department of Our Own
Columbia’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race fights for its future.
Why Is No One Talking About The Hedge Mazes?
On the negotiation of nature and artifice on campus.
The Blue and White Magazine
The Centerfold, November 2022
By Lolo Dederer, Watson Frank, Jorja Garcia, Cadence Gonzales, Hart Hallos, Madeleine Hermann, Betel Tadesse
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