Happening Around The World: Former leader of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont has turned up in Brussels and is now refusing to appear before a Madrid court. Puigdemont’s actions attempting to separate Catalonia from the rest of Spain were in violation of the Spanish Constitution, and could lead to a European arrest warrant. (NYTimes)
Happening In The US: Senior news editor Michael Oreskes is out at NPR – he resigned on Wednesday after two former colleagues accused him of sexually assaulting them while he was Washington bureau chief at the New York Times. Good riddance to him, to Kevin Spacey, and to whoever comes next. (NPR)
Happening In NYC: Sayfullo Saipov, the suspect in the attack downtown, has been charged with terrorism as well as “providing material support and resources” to the Islamic State. Trump has also expressed support for sending him to Guantanamo Bay, though this is almost definitely illegal. (BBC, Al Jazeera)
Happening At Columbia: Playwright and Columbia professor David Henry Hwang is speaking with Broadway director Julie Taymor (known for “The Lion King” and “Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark”) about their revival of Hwang’s “M. Butterfly”. The event takes place at the Lantern at the Lenfest Center for the Arts at 6:30 tonight.
Overheard: “Bumble is, like, a Mecca for softboys.”