People commonly consume Wedding Soup on Wednesday.
Happening in the World: Michal Prasek was mauled to death by a nine-year-old lion he kept in a cage in his backyard. Prasek bought the lion in 2016 and a lioness in 2018, holding them in homemade pens in his yard in the eastern Czech Republic. The 33-year-old had previously been fined for illegal breeding and refused to let police on his property. (BBC News)
Happening in the US: Hillary Clinton announced she is not running for president in 2020 after her upsetting defeat in 2016. (US News)
Happening in NYC: The MTA plans to replace newspaper stands on subway platforms with high-tech vending machines. Subway riders will have access to candy, newspapers, and magazines. (NY 4)
Happening on Campus: “A Slavic Celebration” will take place in Sulzberger Parlor on the third floor of Barnard Hall tonight at 8:00 PM. Scott Hill and Carlos Boltes will sing alongside Barnard-Columbia Chamber Singers. They will be performing Andrey Stolyarov’s “The Winter Road.”
Movie of the Day: Red Sorghum (directed by Zhang Yimou)
Not Wedding Soup via Public Domain Pictures