Paul Hond

Hond joined Columbia Magazine in 2005, and became senior writer in 2007. He has published two novels and won several CASE awards for his magazine articles.

Articles by this author

Spring 2016 "The Wire" Goes Ivy

On a recent Saturday, actor Jamie Hector was in a trailer classroom behind Medgar Evers College in Crown Heights, helping kids.

Spring 2016 Extreme Engineering

The career of an astronaut comes with high highs and low lows

Spring 2016 Launch Code

Astronaut Tim Kopra ’13BUS circles the planet sixteen times a day. What on Earth propels him?

Spring 2016 Strong Opinions

Students have published more than a hundred op-eds, in places like the New York Daily News, the Baltimore Sun, USA Today.

Podcast Kickoff
Winter 2015-16 Podcast Kickoff

Might there be a story in Columbia football?

The Double-Edged Helix
Winter 2015-16 The Double-Edged Helix

To write about DNA ancestry testing, sociology professor Alondra Nelson immersed herself in the world of African-American genealogy. The story went deeper than she had imagined.

The Laws of Subduction
Winter 2015-16 The Laws of Subduction

The Marcus G. Langseth sails the Mediterranean gathering seismic data under the ocean.

Twists and Turns
Winter 2015-16 Twists and Turns

Curl rests on the grassy plot in front of Uris Hall.

Liquid Assets
Fall 2015 Liquid Assets

As the California drought brings home the global problem of water scarcity, Columbia engineers are advancing a challenging idea: reusing our wastewater. Are we ready to go with the flow?

Paint by Numbers
Fall 2015 Paint by Numbers

The Gotham Arts Salon: artistic and musical gatherings that blur the line between private and public.

Producer's Chair
Fall 2015 Producer's Chair

The 28th Columbia University Film Festival (CUFF) exemplified the school’s abiding emphasis: storytelling.

Why Not Say What Happened: A Sentimental Education
Spring 2015 BOOKTALK: Notes of a Literary Partisan

Paul Hond interviews Morris Dickstein, author of “Why Not Say What Happened: A Sentimental Education”

Capturing the Emperor
Spring 2015 Capturing the Emperor

The duke of all documentarians.

The Hippocratic Overture
Spring 2015 The Hippocratic Overture

In the operating theater and the concert hall, students at the College of Physicians and Surgeons are learning their parts and picking up their instruments. Columbia Magazine scans the music scene uptown.

 An Unusual Virus
Winter 2014-15 An Unusual Virus
Talking Heads
Winter 2014-15 Talking Heads

Talking punk rock

The Ebola Web
Winter 2014-15 The Ebola Web

As the Ebola virus ravages West Africa, Columbians are trying everything to cut the lines of transmission.

Rewired: Tim Wu’s Fantastic Foray
Fall 2014 Rewired: Tim Wu’s Fantastic Foray

Law professor Tim Wu, the coiner of “net neutrality,” entered New York’s lieutenant-governor race to change politics. Will politics change him?

A Sound of Trumpets
Summer 2014 A Sound of Trumpets

The African elephant is being poached to the edge of extinction. Can research fellow Kevin Uno’s forensic tool help turn the bloody tide?

Card Sharks
Summer 2014 Card Sharks

Beau Willimon’s sharp-toothed drama House of Cards might circle Washington, DC, but the political hunt started at Columbia.

Letter I Sent
Summer 2014 Letter I Sent

Paul Hond reviews “No Way There From Here”, a studio album by Laura Cantrell

Brainchildren
Spring 2014 Brainchildren

A brain in the hand

Breaking Through
Spring 2014 Breaking Through

What will cannabis legalization mean for public health? Columbia researchers attempt to clear the air.

The Blue Unholies
Spring 2014 The Blue Unholies

The moody, masterly writer Jerome Charyn sings a presidential lament.

Get Happy
Winter 2013-14 Get Happy

Dick Hyman’s solo flight

Tales of One City
Winter 2013-14 Tales of One City

With many facing hard times, Bill de Blasio won the New York mayoralty in a landslide, and, needless to say, there are great expectations.

The Love Song of Miller Theatre
Winter 2013-14 The Love Song of Miller Theatre

Miller Theatre is celebrating its 25th season with its inimitable blend of new music, early music, and jazz. Let us go then, you and I.

The Wages of Health
Winter 2013-14 The Wages of Health

Manmeet Kaur and Prabhjot Singh have studied community-health networks in some of the poorest regions of the world. Now they’re building one in a place with its own challenges: East Harlem.

Moving Pictures
Fall 2013 Moving Pictures

Kimberly Peirce, director of Boys Don't Cry, focuses her powers on Stephen King's Carrie.

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