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

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

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.

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