Paul HondHond 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.
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On a recent Saturday, actor Jamie Hector was in a trailer classroom behind Medgar Evers College in Crown Heights, helping kids.
The career of an astronaut comes with high highs and low lows
Astronaut Tim Kopra ’13BUS circles the planet sixteen times a day. What on Earth propels him?
Students have published more than a hundred op-eds, in places like the New York Daily News, the Baltimore Sun, USA Today.
Might there be a story in Columbia football?
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 Marcus G. Langseth sails the Mediterranean gathering seismic data under the ocean.
Curl rests on the grassy plot in front of Uris Hall.
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?
The Gotham Arts Salon: artistic and musical gatherings that blur the line between private and public.
The 28th Columbia University Film Festival (CUFF) exemplified the school’s abiding emphasis: storytelling.
Paul Hond interviews Morris Dickstein, author of “Why Not Say What Happened: A Sentimental Education”
The duke of all documentarians.
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.
Talking punk rock
As the Ebola virus ravages West Africa, Columbians are trying everything to cut the lines of transmission.
Law professor Tim Wu, the coiner of “net neutrality,” entered New York’s lieutenant-governor race to change politics. Will politics change him?
The African elephant is being poached to the edge of extinction. Can research fellow Kevin Uno’s forensic tool help turn the bloody tide?
Beau Willimon’s sharp-toothed drama House of Cards might circle Washington, DC, but the political hunt started at Columbia.
Paul Hond reviews “No Way There From Here”, a studio album by Laura Cantrell
A brain in the hand
What will cannabis legalization mean for public health? Columbia researchers attempt to clear the air.
The moody, masterly writer Jerome Charyn sings a presidential lament.
Dick Hyman’s solo flight
With many facing hard times, Bill de Blasio won the New York mayoralty in a landslide, and, needless to say, there are great expectations.
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.
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.
Kimberly Peirce, director of Boys Don't Cry, focuses her powers on Stephen King's Carrie.