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While You Were Sleeping…

Much like your peers, you may have taken a well-deserved, month-long, post-finals nap.  Perhaps you’re feeling disconnected from the Columbia community as of late.  Luckily, Bwog doesn’t sleep very much.   Broadway Lobby gets a grassy makeover for Summer! The sports season may be over for the Columbia Lions, but Lions Basketball star Brian Barbour and […]

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Where Art Thou?

Travel near, travel far! Whether via the subway or shopping carts, travel to the arts! Kyra Bloom has composed this list of the most happening happenin’s in the area. Submit your own to events@bwog.com. Near: “Expedition,” an original play by Rae Binstock, opens this Thursday in the Diana Black Box.  This piece combines the concept of […]

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Procrastinate Your Reading With More Reading

Sure, there’s a lot of weird shit on the Internet, but there’s also a lot of really fantastic reading accessible to you.  This week, two excellent works involving Columbia have been put on Longreads’ Top 5 Longreads of the Week.  First, Columbia Magazine put out a fascinating story about Lucien Carr, the man who essentially brought […]

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LectureHop: Hilton Als on Nonfiction Dialogues

Bwog’s Twin Truth Hunters, Alex Avvocato and Eynon, braved the swarm of soon-to-be-homeless graduate students to bring you an inter-generational campus character. The first impression of Hilton Als is surprisingly snuggly given that he’s a survivor of both the dicey starving artist New York of yesteryear and the cutthroat world of glossy magazines. The current […]

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Bucket List: Education, “Greening the Ghetto,” and Slate Magazine

Bucket List represents the unbelievable intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Our recommendations for this week are below and the full list is after the jump. Recommended: “University Lecture: Scholars and Spies: Worldly Knowledge and the Predicament […]

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LectureHop: Jennifer Egan Gives Facebook A Close Read

Last night, Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Egan sat down with The New Yorker fiction editor Willing Davidson in the swanky penthouse of Columbia’s very own International Affairs Building. Luscious lecturehopper Diana Clarke reports.  The fifteenth floor of IAB is all corporate conference rooms, which, when the sun goes down, reveal the kind of glittering skyline New Yorkers pay penthouse […]

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Saturday Morning Cartoons

Another dreary Saturday morning in November brings you another cheerful edition of Saturday morning cartoons – this time in bigger and more legible font! Enjoy!     “I love just hanging out in my favorite chair.” By Edward Koren from The New Yorker

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Saturday Morning Cartoons

For some Sunday morning is a sacred time. For Columbia scholars, however, leisurely  brunches and other holier Sunday morning traditions are often sullied by Saturday night’s hangover and Monday’s looming deadlines.  But, remember it’s only Saturday and today must borrow nothing of tomorrow! So this drizzly November morning, Bwog offers a spread of cartoons to […]

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Lecture Hop: Philip Gourevitch and His Demons

In which Bwog Lecture Hop Editor Pierce Stanley braved his way through the masses in the IAB elevators to make it to the ultimate floor and IAB’s most spectacular conference center for a talk on Literature and Terror hosted by the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life. The Columbia Institute for Religion, Culture, and […]

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Your Guide to the New Yorker Festival

Compared to last year’s all-star lineup (Ian Buruma vs. Martin Amis! A master class with Robert Hass!) this year’s New Yorker Festival is oddly underwhelming. In any event, there are some things that should prove interesting and worthwhile. Here’s what we think they are, not including things that are sold out: Friday, October 3: Race […]

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BWOG EXCLUSIVE: Barnard All-Star Commencement Features Bloomberg and Remnick

This year Barnard’s Class Day speakers will include New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New Yorker editor David Remnick, famed tennis player Billie Jean King, and organizer of Harlem Head Start programs Thelma C. Davidson Adair.  Bwog just ran into outgoing BC President Laura Stoffel who could hardly contain her excitement. Expect a more official […]

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Nadia Abu El-Haj Speaks

In non-housing-selection related news, this week’s New Yorker has a piece by Jane Kramer (it’s not online, but you can read an excerpt here — and an interesting critique of the piece here) about Barnard anthropology professor Nadia Abu El-Haj. In truth, it’s something of a misrepresentation to say that the piece is about El-Haj, […]

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Annals of Electromagnetism

Bwog was especially delighted to stumble upon this week’s New Yorker. Not only does one Talk of the Town article discuss the decision to dismantle Columbia’s Cyclotron—which, we learned, was actually gutted in 1965 and mostly shipped off to the Smithsonian in bits and pieces—the author of the piece is Kate Linthicum, BC ’08 and […]

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Astronomy and Artistry

Tipster Rick Betita directed Bwog’s attention to Gothamist, whose attention was focused on The New Yorker‘s Letters to the Editor section. Specifically the letter in which Michael Allison, adjunct professor of astronomy at Columbia, had written about January 28th’s cover (see right).  Allison insists that due to the certain conditions (namely,”the angle of the long […]

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Have you checked your New York media?

Because Columbians are all over the press today. CU Student groups are no stranger to the Talk of the Town section in The New Yorker, and the Columbia Libertarians are the latest to be featured. In the article, Ben McGrath asks the Libertarians about Ron Paul. “He’s the most boring little old man from Texas […]

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