Bras and brands on fire, oh my.
Happening in the World: Nine people were killed in two shootings at shisha bars in Hanau, Germany. The suspect, a German citizen with a firearms licence, was later found dead at his home along with the body of a second person. (BBC)
Happening in the US: Victoria’s Secret is drawing major criticism for generating significant levels of waste, after hundreds of their brand bras were found discarded in a bin close to a recently closed branch in Colorado. This latest accusation follows a reporting investigation at the brand earlier this month, which found “widespread bullying and harassment of employees and models”. (The Guardian)
Happening in New York: After the depart of Kent Jones from the New York Film Festival last fall, Eugene Hernandez has stepped up as the new director. With his new role, Hernandez will become the sole publisher of Film Comment magazine and also serve on the festival’s selection committee. (NYT)
Happening on Campus: Tonight at 6:00 PM in the Diana Event Oval, novelists and Barnard alumnae Mary Gordon ’71, Edwidge Danticat ’90, Mary Beth Keane ’99, and Cecily Wong ’10. will read from their works, as well as discuss their experience as first-generation students and how it impacted their writing career.