the salon

the salon

Summer 2012
A close-up view of the lives of Mumbai’s poor Katherine Boo has made a name for herself—and won a Pulitzer Prize—writing about the lives of the poor...
Spring 2017
After 25 years as a high-profile journalist appearing on NPR, CNN, and PBS, Maria Hinojosa ’84 founded her own media company in 2010 with a singular mission:...
Spring 2017
At the age of 9, Alexis Sablone ’08 was transfixed by the sight of two skateboarders gliding through a parking lot in her Connecticut hometown. Within a...
Fall 2012
Like many Barnard undergraduates, Veena Sud used her time at college to explore new worlds, but hers were a far cry from the ones most students pursue...
Fall 2012
Vocalizing has always been an important part of Alicia Hall Moran’s self-expression. As a newborn in the maternity ward, Moran was known as “Lungs.” As a child,...
Fall 2012
A self-taught dance critic whose first article on the subject was a piece for Barnard Magazine snared an impressive honor this spring when she was named a...
Winter 2013
Comedian Henny Youngman once quipped: “Just got back from a pleasure trip: I took my mother-in-law to the airport.” Mothers-in-law are the easy butts of jokes, often...
Winter 2013
A class with the legendary poet and late Columbia professor Kenneth Koch taught Jamie Babbit skills she uses each time she directs a television show. Koch would...
Winter 2013
Marlena Holter ’15 spends her weekdays like most Barnard students—studying for an upcoming test, rushing to class, and hanging out with her suite mates. But by eight...
Spring 2013
Lily Koppel ’03 may have been just “moon dust”—as she jokes—during the great age of space exploration, but in her second book, The Astronaut Wives Club, the...