Better late than never: one week before his inauguration, an article Barack Obama wrote for the now-defunct campus magazine The Sundial has finally surfaced in full on Politico. The article had first been excerpted in the class notes section of Columbia College’s alumni magazine’s November/December issue. Written in the spring of 1983, just months before […]
The matter of how the 200 Obamacain seats would be assigned was a pressing concern for about 15,000 of you. At the same time, many campus media organizations applied for press credentials (which were approved — or, in all cases but two, denied — by ServiceNation), so that they could record, report, videotape, and photograph […]
Bwog attended the annual Blue Pencil Dinner in Low Rotunda last night to see how the other half lives. Our impression follows. At 8:30 on Saturday night, the staff, alums, and distinguished guests of the Columbia Daily Spectator traipsed into Low Library in their finery for an evening of hobnobbing and a speech by Leonard […]
A gadfly, according to Billy Goldstein (CC’ 09), is “some big-ass fly,” and also the only non-defunct undergraduate philosophy magazine at Columbia University. The Gadfly has so far printed one issue with a medley of contributions: a letter of explanation, a few art pieces, a fictional work, a quasi-Socratic dialogue, a lecture review, and–as a […]
You may have noticed the piles of glossy paper gracing newsstands in recent days. We in the publications world think alike, which means that Columbians have to stomach us all at once. Unfortunately, none of them have posted their current issues online, but Bwog thought it would give them some airtime anyway. From Ad Hoc, […]
In today’s (admittedly bad-ass) Spec “University Space” supplement, an article on the lack of student group space pointed out: [T]he Science Fiction Society, for example, keeps its library of 20,000 novels in the Student Government Office on the fifth floor of Lerner. To recap: Ad Hoc, The Columbia Current, The Columbia Political Review, The Columbia […]
Bwog Correspondent Jim Williams reports: An unfortunate typo (or, rather, what I hope was a typo) in today’s Spec article about the Center for Broken Thought’s inaugural event claims that the movement is “inspired by thinkers like Nietzsche, Bataille, Artaud, and Shamu.” Yes, Shamu. The whale from Free Willy. Had the mistake been caught and […]
Last semester, B&W staffer Bari Weiss founded The Current, “A Journal of Contemporary Politics, Culture, and Jewish Affairs.” This past weekend, they released their spring edition with an open tab at Toast. Of course, Bwog only learned of the free drinks and food exactly one minute after said tab was closed. Nevertheless, The Current is […]
If the Columbia Political Review is good for nothing else, the March issue has a rather valuable coupon on the back cover good for a cup of coffee and a bagel from Morton Williams, midterms week (March 6-10) only. First person to tell us if that includes cream cheese gets… well, a coupon good for […]
Interesting question: did last month’s Spec coverage of Columbia’s Anachronistic Gentleman Dating service turn a non-story into a story for the NYT to cover or is this still something no one actually cares about? The Bwog votes for the latter, romanticism be damned.
The following picture and caption ran on the front page of today’s Spec next to the article “Professors Scoff at CULPA”: Well, we know Prof. Moyn. Prof. Moyn is a friend of ours. And that, sir, is no Prof. Moyn. This is Prof. Moyn’s picture on the History Department website: So who is the man […]
Seen on a Student Government Office computer during the weekly Fed meeting: The Wikipedia entry for “Slash Fiction.“ What is Slash Fiction? Slash fiction is a type of fan fiction in which one or more media characters are involved in a homosexual relationship as a primary plot element. These gay pairings are often described in […]
In which the Bwog apologizes for getting a couple facts wrong: – In the February issue, Brendan Ballou wrote that “Rebel With Uranium” Ken Hechtman and his merry band of anarchists “were the first to reach the Low Library roof, and as far as we know, the last.” Correction: They were not the last. – […]
Gothamist discovers the Splogs And, yes, we’ve decided to re-christen the Spec Blogs the Splogs. Any objections?
Meet the new kid on the block.
Fabulation, Or The Re-Education Of Undine: A Great Thesis Highlighted By Incredible Acting And DesignMarch 21, 2023
Science Fair: Fireworks EditionMarch 20, 2023
Rachel Hendrix—The Story Of A Rich, Old, White Woman Who Thinks She’s SpecialMarch 14, 2023
Rachel Hendrix—The Story Of A Rich, Old, White Woman Who Thinks She’s SpecialMarch 12, 2023