Evidence that real rich people are corrupt and evidence that fake rich people win Emmys on today’s Bwoglines.
Happening in the world: Journalists at several publications continue to go through the thousands of bank documents leaked to journalists at Buzzfeed that were released late last week. The leak, dubbed the “FinCEN files,” reveals how several banks, including JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, and HSBC continued to allow money laundering schemes by oligarchs, mobsters, and other known criminals after discovering that criminal activity was occurring. (BBC)
Happening in the US: The Emmys were last night, and Canadian comedy Schitt’s Creek made history by sweeping all seven primetime Emmy awards for comedy—in a row. Other big winners included HBO’s Watchmen, Zendaya’s win for her lead role in the HBO drama Euphoria (making her the youngest actress to ever win best female lead in a drama), and HBO’s Succession for best drama. (NYT)
Happening in NYC: Governor Cuomo’s moratorium on evictions for commercial tenants, set to expire today, was extended last night until October 20, giving another month of safety for at-risk business owners across the city. Differing moratorium deadlines for commercial and residential tenants (the moratorium for residential tenants is set to end October 1), alongside the financial struggles caused by COVID-19, have led to confusion and uncertainty that put business owners at even greater risk of eviction. The extension will largely protect tenants with evictions proceedings filed against them for unpaid rent on or before March 17; the fate of other tenants facing eviction is less clear as city marshals await court guidance. (Gothamist)
Happening in our community: One of a series of lectures for Climate Week NYC, Columbia’s Center on Global Energy Policy is holding a panel discussion on how to integrate climate solutions into economic recovery from COVID-19 tomorrow, September 22, from 12 pm to 1:30 pm. Panelists include the Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, and the EU Commissioner of Energy. Advanced registration is required, and more information and registration can be found here.
Happening in my mind: Carrie Underwood’s revenge fantasy songs (“Before He Cheats,” “Two Black Cadillacs”) are playing on a loop. What makes country songs about a woman getting back at a cheating man so compelling? Are they feeding into stereotypes of angry, irrational women or defying images of docile women promoted by other modern country musicians? Is it that deep, or should I just enjoy sit back and let Carrie Underwood tell me about how she absolutely trashed her ex’s car? His pretty little souped-up four-wheel drive…
Incredible image of what I guess people think money laundering is via Pixabay