Columbia’s football game against Cornell last Saturday has received a lot of attention lately. It’s not the team’s stellar play that has people interested—they are 0-9 on the season—but rather the school band. Perhaps they were simply fed up with the program’s disappointing performance, or maybe—and this seems more likely—they were Read More
By Chris Clemans 10/19/11 4:36pm
The Observer went to the opera last night and found Occupy Wall Street, sort of.
Rounding the corner and ascending the steps of the plaza at Lincoln Center about fifteen minutes before the performance of Anna Bolena was to begin, we expected to see the iconic fountain and maybe a few patrons milling patiently about. Read More
By Chris Clemans 9/29/11 5:56pm
Politics and comedy are an age-old duo that have been artfully combined before, and Elinor Lipman, the New York-based bestselling author of nine novels, has recently been adding to the canon. Her chosen medium, however, marries a more unlikely and paradoxical couple: Twitter and poetry. In late June, Lipman announced that she would be tweeting a political poem every day until the 2012 presidential election, an impressive endeavor considering there were 497 days left until the general when she began. So far, she’s made good on her word, and the 140-character couplets have been more than amusing.
Here are a few of The Observer’s favorites: Read More