Bwoglines: Ode To The City Edition

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Check out more of Jacob Lawrence’s work at the Studio Museum of Harlem, from now until January 2018.

Happening in the World: After Harvey and Irma, the Caribbean braces itself for yet another hurricane. Hurricane Maria reached Category 5 status yesterday, and is expected to cause severe damage in Puerto Rico, Dominica, and other islands in the region. (CNN)

Happening in the United States: Politics took center stage in this year’s Emmys. The Emmys certainly addressed the racial inequality of America’s entertainment industry, and host Stephen Colbert made quite a few jabs at President Trump. (The New York Times)

Happening in NYC: Have some time for art this weekend? Check out the Studio Museum of Harlem’s ongoing exhibition – “Their Own Harlems.” The exhibition explores Harlem and the city as “a source of inspiration for artists across generations.

Happening on Campus: International leaders are descending upon Columbia for the World Leaders Forum. Today, the President of Mauritius is giving a talk at Low Library. Stay tuned for Bwog’s article on yesterday’s talk given by the Swiss president.

Overheard: (during a conversation about gay dating in New York City) “Why is it that the more downtown you go, the hotter and bitchier the guys get?”

image via the Studio Museum of Harlem

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