Why people hate us lawyers: Jennifer Walzer was charged $6,000 for a review of a sublease. The bill included a $60 charge for responding to a courtesy e-mail she sent that she would review the lawyer’s comments when she returned to the office. Billed as taking 12 minutes, the response said, “I hope everything is […]
God* comes to you and tells you that, from this day forward, you may only read ONE type of book–one genre–period, but you get to choose what it is. Classics, Science-Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Cookbooks, History, Business … you can choose, but you only get ONE.
What genre do you pick, and why?
Whether violence is a functional equivalent of obscenity may be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. Yesterday, the Court agreed to rule on the constitutionality of a California law banning the sale or rental of violent video games to minors, a law predicated in part on the Court’s obscenity jurisprudence.
The California statute defines a […]
Rebecca asks: With yesterday being Anzac Day, I thought I’d ask a theme question this week. Are you a reader of war books? And if so, do you have any favourites?
I decided to respond to this meme in large part because I just finished Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War by Karl […]
David Laskin, author of The Long Way Home (which I reviewed earlier this month) will present a program based on the book and do a book signing at the Old Courthouse Museum this Tuesday at 7 p.m. He will also speak and sign books at the Freeman Public Library in […]