Friday Follies 1.5

A few more Michael Jackson law-related (at least tangentially) headlines: What will happen to Michael Jackson’s kids? and Michael Jackson: The Mother of All Malpractice Suits? (via) and, of course, Michael Jackson’s Will: The Details, an interview with a lawyer “who does not represent the Jackson family.”

“A York [G.B.] postman has been jailed for […]

The near obligatory Michael Jackson post

Never a big fan of MJ myself, his death again shows our culture in all its glory. A few examples:

C’mon, Michael, aren’t you carrying this stunt a bit too far? Of course, the news almost brought that interweb thingy and Twitter to their knees. You know even you wondered about this: A legal scramble […]

Book Review: The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist

Worried about retirement or maintaining your standard of living in your “old age”? The near-future country in which Swedish author Ninni Holmqvist’s first novel, The Unit, is set has a comfortable future in store for many women 50 and older and men 60 and older.

Imagine this: Your own, fully furnished apartment in a complex […]

Book Review: Between the Assassinations by Aravind Adiga

Capturing the pulse or flavor of any particular place is difficult. One person perceives things differently than another. Some have access to places and locations others could never enter or may fear to enter. This is particularly so for a country as diverse as India. Aravind Adiga’s Between the Assassinations attempts to surmount that problem […]

Midweek Music Moment: Fillmore East and West

As with every music, rock music has gone through changes. Some changes are for the good. Others, though, are on the other side of the equation. Thirty-eight years ago, perceived changes for the bad brought about the end of two iconic rock institutions. On June 27, 1971, Bill Graham closed the Fillmore East in New […]