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Bwogger Introduces Herself To Wrong Professor, Dies Minutes Later

laLate yesterday afternoon, Bwogger and sophomore at Barnard College Elle Ferguson died unexpectedly after introducing herself to the wrong professor.

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Bwog’s Book Club: ‘The Secret History’

As is normal for a student, when you’re constantly analysing university texts left, right, and centre, picking up a book voluntarily is not very common. I too related to this. However, when a four-hour-long hair appointment quite literally forced me to look up from my phone, I refound my childhood love of reading for pleasure as opposed to […]

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Library Review: Burke Library at UTS

In the interest of contrasting her industrial-modern experience from the other day, Bwog Bagel Amara Banks visited The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary. Below are some useful stats as well as her opinion of the library.  Location: 3041 Broadway, New York, NY, 10027. Right on the corner of 121st and Broadway Hours: Typically 9am-10pm on […]

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Pretentious Summer Reading List

It’s the end of your first year, and memories from the first day of LitHum begin to haunt you. How were you so behind on reading? One by one, your classmates entered the room and began discussing the many works of fiction and non-fiction that they had read over the summer. You couldn’t believe the […]

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Arts Bucket List: Your Newest Distraction

Finals, finals, finals, finals, finals. No one will shut up about finals. But YOU can change that! Get out of your room and go do something cultured! The next time someone tries to make small talk with you about finals, you can start shouting, “OH LOOK BWOG POSTED ABOUT ALL OF THESE FUN ARTS THINGS.” […]

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Lucy Sun, Book Therapist

Lucy Sun, CC ’11, majored in economics and consults for Cognizant Technology Solutions. Lucy Sun is also “book therapist,” something she made up. Said Sun in an email to Gawker, “Think of ‘book therapy’ as a mash-up between traditional therapy and the wise souls at your local bookstore.” Sun will choose a book with you, read it with […]

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Bwoglines: Catharsis Edition

Books have been deemed unnecessary. (Telegraph) Professor Joseph Stiglitz talks about money and stuff. (Daily Finance) Breaking: Letting children play with smart phones is bad for their development. (Today’s THV) Floridita shall live on. (Spec) Midterms may be stressful, but don’t start bashing cars. (Gothamist) Photo via Wikimedia Commons

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Talk About Books Off-Campus

The Brooklyn Book Festival is taking place today until 6 p.m. at Brooklyn Borough Hall.  All events-panels, forums, booths- are free to attend! Famous people, like Venus Williams and Sarah Silverman, will be there, along with Columbia’s own Professor Gary Shteyngart and Librarian Karen Green. Get your intellect on! Photo via Wikimedia Commons

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PrezBo: Ready for His Close-up

What does our fearless leader do when he’s not, um, doing whatever he does everyday? He watches Dean Quigley buy soup and he appears on public television. Last night, Bwog stayed up past our bedtime to catch PrezBo on Charlie Rose. Bollinger and the nearly equally dapper Mr. Rose spent most of El Presidente’s half […]

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Calling All Bibliophiles!

A double dose of book news today: first, Senior Tome Correspondent Jon Hill notes that Book Culture looks to have finalized its expansion into the space formerly occupied by Morningside Books. The window sign does not give an expected opening date, but it does suggest that the new location will focus on more popular books, […]

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Guide to the Weekend: Rainy Days and Beautiful People

Friday, Saturday, Sunday NY Craft Beer Week 9/11 through 9/20, various locations  If you’re getting tired of Pabst, take your pick from over 80 bars and sample some of the finest micro and homebrews the city has to offer. Price: passport costs $35, but with it you can try each beer for just a few […]

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Writerman James Franco

 -Photo via thaindian.com Resident Columbia film star James Franco has reportedly signed a book deal to publish a collection of short stories. The newly minted bard, who already carries some weight in the publishing world, is also set to act in a film about ex-Columbia literary luminary Allen Ginsberg. The writerly impulse apparently runs in […]

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John Updike Has Died.

In case you don’t haunt the Times’ website like Bwog does, a quick (sad) note.    John Updike, American author (and frequent New Yorker contributor), died today at 76.  In light of this tragedy, Bwog provides an original, Smugopedia-style talking point:  “while some consider Updike’s everyday subjects unworthy of his characteristically intricate prose, his novels–the […]

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Rejoyce

Come holiday season, there’s a lot of hubbub about joy and all that jazz.  But here at Columbia the first two weeks of December are decidedly unjoyous times.  With visions of forthcoming finals dancing in our heads, at this point in the year, many of us have had it with academia.  But today, Bwog brings […]

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Campus Besieged by Munchkins

If you’re trying to study in Butler right now, you probably already know that there’s a giant children’s reading party going on out on the lawns–it’s part of the Times-sponsored Great Children’s Read, and a zillion tiny people have turned out to ensnare you on your way to midterms purgatory. If you’re able to escape, […]

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