Spring break is coming to a close, and now that many of us are waking up at home or elsewhere, Bwog is waking from its slumber to bring you news!

Happening in the World: According to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as well as the International Olympic Committee, the 2020 Olympics have been pushed back one year in response to Coronavirus. This is the only time that the Olympics have been disrupted in a time of peace, as the World Wars were the only things that have stood in the way in the past. (CNN)

Happening in the US: Colorado recently abolished the death penalty in their state after its reinstatement in 1970. Those currently on death row have had their sentences commuted. The state has reportedly only used the death penalty once since its reinstatement. (New York Times)

Happening in New York: New York City Police have been ordered to enforce social distancing, breaking up crowds in gathering places such as bars, restaurants, and supermarkets. Governor Cuomo has officially banned all nonessential gatherings. (New York Times)

Joshcore Album(s) of the Week: This week I couldn’t choose one album, so I’m putting two albums to help get through these troubled times! First up is queer icon Arthur Russell’s solo album masterpiece “World of Echo” an album as cerebral and psychedelic as it is moving and beautiful. Perfect if you want to get your mind off the world and seep into the fabric of the universe and beauty itself. However, if the escapism of Arthur Russell doesn’t fix your fancy, check out a perhaps more palatable and fun album with The Dodo’s “Visiter.” The Dodos is a San Francisco indie folk group consisting of an acoustic guitarist who provides vocals and a drummer, and yet they come together with the force of a freight train on many of their tracks. If you want indie folk with a bit more driving force, check this album out.

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