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

Doug Morris: The Greatest Hits
Spring 2018 Doug Morris: The Greatest Hits

How a $25-per-week songwriter became the world's most influential record executive.

Poet in Motion
Spring 2018 Poet in Motion

US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith '97SOA gives wings to words.

The Book of Not Forgetting
Spring 2018 The Book of Not Forgetting

Journalist Masha Gessen on memory and Stalin’s Gulag

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Neuron?
Spring 2018 Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Neuron?

A Presidential Scholar draws science into friendlier territory.

Letter Head
Winter 2017 Letter Head

Scrabble prodigy Mack Meller minds his Ps and Qs, catches a few Zs, and is never at a loss for words.

Nurses First
Winter 2017 Nurses First

How three women in New York are improving health care in Liberia with one simple but effective strategy.

Speech Therapy
Winter 2017 Speech Therapy

Can we talk about free expression?

Outta Here!
Fall 2017 Outta Here!

How Mets announcer Gary Cohen ’81CC went from the kid in the stands to the man at the mic.

The Art of the Dig
Fall 2017 The Art of the Dig

Learning the nuts and bolts of investigative reporting.

The Ice Detectives
Fall 2017 The Ice Detectives

Columbia researchers go to the ends of the earth to crack the coldest case of all.

A LEAGUE of her own
Summer 2017 A League of Her Own

Sharon Robinson '76NRS delivers on her father's legacy.

Counting Van Dorens
Summer 2017 Counting Van Dorens

Past winners of the Mark Van Doren Award for Teaching raise their glasses to the profession

Disturbing the Peace
Summer 2017 Disturbing the Peace

Standup comedians sit down for a conference

Room with a View
Summer 2017 Room with a View

The Wallach Art Gallery relocates to Manhattanville.

Better Read Than Dead
Spring 2017 Better Read Than Dead

MFA grads meet up for an exchange of words.

History's Burden
Spring 2017 History's Burden

Taking a close look at Columbia's links to slavery.

Old King Coal
Spring 2017 Old King Coal

Digging for answers about the future of fossil fuels.

Speaking Up
Spring 2017 Speaking Up

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito ’91CC made history by becoming the first Latina elected to citywide office. Now, in her final year as Speaker, history has taken a turn.

Being There
Winter 2016 Being There

In more ways than one, Columbia professor Sarah Sze is the artist of the moment.

Winter 2016 Bittersweet

Two scholars of Harlem take in the view from Sugar Hill.

Syncopated Sisters
Winter 2016 Syncopated Sisters

Tap-dance entrepreneurs Chloe and Maud Arnold are ready to click with a new generation - and heal the world through rhythm and shoes.

The Manahata Project
Winter 2016 The Manahata Project

Honoring the island's first inhabitants.

Bridges to Cuba
Fall 2016 Bridges to Cuba

Will the quiet power of cultural diplomacy change a nation?

Dr. Doodle
Fall 2016 Dr. Doodle

A cartoonist draws from his experience.

Rights of Passage
Fall 2016 Rights of Passage

A scholar of immigration looks at some borderline claims.

Old Friends
Summer 2016 Old Friends

The return of Sanford Greenberg and Art Garfunkel.

Regarding Henry
Summer 2016 Regarding Henry

Colm Tóibín reflects on a master’s voice.

The Revenge of Jenji Kohan
Summer 2016 The Revenge of Jenji Kohan

Smart. Funny. Obsessive. Subversive. How the creator of the hit TV shows Weeds and Orange Is the New Black smoked the doubters and got the last laugh.

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

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