Tensions, taxes, and translation are all in play on today’s Bwoglines.
Happening in the world: Tensions have reignited in a contentious territory claimed by both Armenia and Azerbaijan. Though the area is internationally recognized as Azerbaijani, it is currently controlled by ethnic Armenians. At least 23 people were killed in combat over the weekend, the most severe escalation in recent years since the territory separated from Azerbaijan in the 1990s. (BBC)
Happening in the US: Last night, the New York Times published an exclusive story on two decades’ worth of President Trump’s tax returns. The Times is not revealing its source but says the taxes show that, alongside years of tax evasion and financial woes, the President paid only $750 in federal income tax during the first two years of his presidency. (NYT)
Happening in NYC: The New York City principals union is calling for New York State to take control of the city school system in a sign of the union’s frustrations with De Blasio’s reopening plan. Though the move is primarily symbolic, it reveals the extent of the discontent of New York City’s school staff with the way the city is conducting school reopening, which is set to largely begin this week, sending thousands of K-12 students back into the classroom. The union’s decision will not affect school reopening. (Gothamist)
Happening in our community: Tune in on Wednesday from 4 to 6 pm to listen to a roundtable on literary translation of East Central European literature in honor of National Translation Month! Four translators of East Central European languages will discuss the business and art of literary translation and read selected passages of their work. Register for the event here.
Happening in my mind: Not linear algebra, unfortunately.
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