Rebecca Shapiro joined Columbia Magazine in 2011, after spending five years as an editor in the Random House Publishing Group. She has also worked as a high school writing instructor and college counselor, and has published over 300 articles and book reviews. She holds a B.A. in English from Brown University and an M.Ed in Higher Education from Harvard University.
Articles by this author
Rebecca Shapiro reviews “The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley” by Hannah Tinti.
Rebecca Shapiro interviews Graham Moore ’03CC, author of "Last Days of Night."
Rebecca Shapiro reviews “4 3 2 1” by Paul Auster ’69CC, ’70GSAS.
Five alumni startups that are disrupting the food industry.
Rebecca Shapiro reviews “Behold the Dreamers” by Imbolo Mbue.
Rebecca Shapiro reviews “The Girls” by Emma Cline.
Rebecca Shapiro interviews Rick Moody, author of "Hotels of North America"
Rebecca Shapiro interviews Jacques Pepin, author of "The Art of the Meal"
How one Columbia startup is helping low-income communities across New York generate a clean-energy revolution.
Rebecca Shapiro reviews "Bradstreet Gate" by Robin Kirman.
Rebecca Shapiro reviews "In the Country" by Mia Alvar.
All that (Columbia) Jazz
Rebecca Shapiro reviews “Hissing Cousins” by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer
RS reviews “If the Oceans Were Ink” by Carla Power
Rebecca Shapiro reviews "Panic in a Suitcase" by Yelena Akhtiorskaya.
Artist Romare Bearden saw the African-American journey in Homer’s “Odyssey.” Professor Robert O’Meally takes us on a gallery tour.
Rebecca Shapiro reviews "The Culinary Imagination" By Sandra M. Gilbert
Rebecca Shapiro reviews "The Late Starters Orchestra" by Ari L. Goldman.
The new Columbia Startup Lab in SoHo is open for business. We visit some young entrepreneurs to see what clicks.
Rebecca Shapiro interviews Claire Shipman, co-author of “The Confidence Code“
Rebecca Shapiro reviews “Unremarried Widow” by Artis Henderson
Rebecca Shapiro reviews “The Good Lord Bird” by James McBride
Rebecca Shapiro reviews “Hothouse” by Boris Kachka
An international-student affair
Rebecca Shapiro reviews “Necessary Errors” by Caleb Crain
Rebecca Shapiro reviews “The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.” by Adelle Waldman
Rebecca Shapiro reviews “Here and Now: Letters” by Paul Auster and J. M. Coetzee
Rebecca Shapiro reviews “Her” by Christa Parravani
Rebecca Shapiro reviews “How to Get into the Twin Palms” by Karolina Waclawiak
Rebecca Shapiro reviews “The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards” by Kristopher Jansma