With the end of, hopefully, our last online semester comes another edition of Bwog Staff’s favorite running series. Read up on the music that defined our semester while getting vaccinated and practicing social distancing!
This past year has been nothing short of a disaster for many people, but working, learning, and socializing through our computer screens has produced a few silver linings that we’d want to stick around.
A noose was found at the Union Theological Seminary on Wednesday afternoon in an incident currently being investigated by the NYPD as a hate crime.
Bwog can somehow explain the past 22 days of housing, but the mystery behind the resurrecting 6-person Plimpton suite will remain unsolved.
Staff Writer Panu Hejmadi attended a captivating conversation on the ‘White Tiger’ film, between director, Ramin Bahrani (CC’96) and Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature, Hamid Dabashi.
Senior Staff Writer Dakshina Chetti shares her experience in an panel filled with famous Netflix series Making a Murderer, aficionados and people who only heard that it’s famous. The writer and the director of the show, Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos tell us how the 4-time Emmy Award-winning series came to be. Note: not easily. For the […]
Whether by catching some rays and some waves, calling in a Netflix staycation, or being productive and getting the entire semester’s’ worth of reading done, you all hopefully enjoyed your too-short winter break. Now you’re back with endless stories to tell your friends over at drink at 1020. But before you do that, be sure to tell […]
We know the beginning of the year is rough. And if you’re a first- or second-year CC student (or a dreadfully unlucky SEAS senior), you’re most likely wishing you didn’t have to read that giant classic tome you were just assigned to finish by tomorrow. Can’t it just be summer again so you can binge watch […]
Storm’s blowing in, finals are blowing over, and Bwog movie maven Mark Hay has a few cinematic choices to accompany these first flakes of snow. Something about the vintage and the slightly outdated social norms of these films make them an endearing accompaniment to any night of cocoa and candy canes. Christmas in Connecticut (1945) […]
The semester is drawing to a close and it is time to squeeze the last drops of fun from our ragged lives before being sent back to the grind of finals. But the guilt of shirking our studies for a moment or two of revelry weighs heavily upon us. This is a time at which […]
Perhaps disheartened, always undaunted: Mark Hay returns with this week’s movie picks. So it would appear that the Manhattanville development project has hit a little snag this past week. And, coincidentally, that your reviewer has hit a few snags in his life as well. So this week, Bwog celebrates the unexpected hitches in life – […]
Mark Hay woke up from his food coma to bring you this week’s movie picks. On Thursday the bulk of the nation was out cold in a tryptophan-induced coma, dreaming the troubled dreams of the turkey. For Columbians, especially, these next few days – too short for real work, too long for real stress – […]
Resident Movies ‘n’ Mashed Potatoes Machine Mark Hay is back with three films to enjoy in that post-turkey stupor. Thanksgiving approaches quickly and many of you will be returning to your families. Bwog sympathizes with those of you who will be returning to dysfunction, disorder and other such unpleasantness. So in the spirit of the […]
Movie Man Mark Hay is back, with a vengeance. A few days ago, a Columbia professor up and decked a female co-worker in the face. Totally uncalled for, totally unexpected, and totally scintillating violence. Somehow, as a result, your reviewer has spent the past week arguing the relative merits of violence in film and the […]
Mark Hay may not be a native New Yorker, but he’s taking steps in the right direction. Bloomberg wins New York. Sometimes it is hard to understand the city we live in. But certainly the last week, the introspection brought about by Bloomberg’s hegemony and victory, has given me the time to realize that, torn […]
It’s Halloween (cue spooky organ music riff du-da-duuuuuuu dudadalududu), so we all know what that means. Bwog’s Cinematic Summaries Bureau Chief Mark Hay is obligated by law (specifically, the infamous Carpathian Dracula Convention of 1935) to conjure up a spo-o-o-oky Halloween Netflix list, with three spine-shivering tales of the supernatural. Bwa-ha-ha-ha! The Orphanage (2007) The […]
It’s another dark, grimy day in New York City, but Cinephile Extraordinaire Mark Hay thinks it’s a good night for a few sympathetically noir films. Laura (1944) Alright, so Laura isn’t exactly the pinnacle of noir. Rather than taking place on the grimy streets of New York, Otto Preminger limits the film to lavish penthouses. […]
Yes, Mark Hay can! This week the Senate Finance committee pushed out a neutered healthcare bill. And then thirty senators voted against a bill to block government contracts with companies that do not allow their employees to sue when raped by fellow employees. I guess last November’s hope water is wearing off, because it’s just […]
Bwog’s “surprised and humbled” film guy Mark Hay is back with this week’s movie recommendations. So Obama got a Nobel Peace prize – how very strange. One might be tempted to say that the Norwegians are just trying to have a bit of fun at the expense of Americans by placing our wonderful, but rather […]