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Liberating DVDs from Butler

For several years, cinephiles hoping to use Butler’s growing DVD collection (now over 10,000 titles) were forced to watch the DVDs inside the library, without being able to borrow them. But last year’s otherwise-unfortunate demise of Kim’s Video and Music has finally yielded one big benefit: parts of its collection have made it into the […]

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Kim’s: Passion, Creation, and Destruction

Want to know more about how Morningside managed to trade a DVD store for a makeup establishment? While the Columbia location of Kim’s may have closed at the start of the school year, the East Village location closed up shop January 17th, and on Thursday, The New York Times ran an article about that location’s […]

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Halloween Costume Survival Guide

Bwog kicks off Halloween early this year with a special guide to two of the neighborhood’s best costume purveyors, Ricky’s and  Possibilities @ Columbia. You can divide the world in two camps: Those who love Halloween and those who hate it.  Bwog falls into the former camp and we hope you do too. But we […]

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Kim’s Closes: That’s All Folks!

Today Saturday September 20th, Morningside Heights will lose one of its finer establishments.  You have less than three hours to pay your final respects to Kim’s Video and purchase the last of your Criterion Collection.  Doors close for good just after six.  

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Kim’s, Butler, and You

You may remember that almost-dearly-departed Kim’s bequeathed its media collection to Columbia. Some have wondered whether this huge collection (40-50,000 titles) will lead to Butler actually allowing students to take DVDs and videos out of the library. Currently, the Butler media desk keeps your ID instead, and free rentals haven’t been allowed in at least a […]

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Kim’s Moves to Butler

Exciting news for heartbroken Kim’s devotees: Bwog just spoke to a lady at the Butler reserves desk, and it seems many movies from the ill-fated video store are being re-located to Butler’s media collection.  The Butler employee says she’s not sure what exactly they’re acquiring and when, but does think it’s going to be “a […]

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Confirming That Ricky’s Rumor

Rumors saying as much have been swirling around this very blog (as well as Spec) for a month or so, but Bwog just spoke with a clerk at Kim’s who confirmed the terrible news: When Kim’s closes, a Ricky’s Cosmetics will open in its place. You might be familiar with the products of Ricky’s if […]

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QuickSpec: New Year Nascency Edition

Columbia administration looks a bit spartan to start off the year. Fully stocked fridge?  Enjoy cooking with Spec. Use your KimMoney while you still have the chance. Been away recently?  Rent control, it’s still a problem. Turn and face the changes.  

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Kim’s: Fin

Breaking-ish news: One Bwog informant wandered into Kim’s today and noticed a sign at the counter that announced there would be no new rentals after August 31st and no purchases after September 15th. According to said informant, the staff isn’t sure why the store is closing. The staff at Kim’s confirms the news. (All outstanding […]

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