Race reflections in a “white-washed” book cover

Undoubtedly, we’ve come a long way thanks to the Civil Rights Movement. Yet we can find in sometimes surprising places confirmation that underlying, institutionalized racial issues still exist. A case in point: the picture to the left, which is the cover of the forthcoming young adult novel Liar by Australian author Justine Larbalestier.

Quite attractive, […]

Challenging that TBR stack

Call it coincidence. Call it serendipity. Either way, the conjunction of a post that reminded me just how big the “to be read” stacks are and the announcement of a reading challenge have motivated me to whittle down those stacks.

It’s the Random Reading Challenge. The rules are fairly simple: (1) randomly select any number […]

Weekend Edition: 7-25

South Dakota Blogosphere Bulletin Board

The recording industry brings down a post by Ken Blanchard. And then recording companies wonder why they’re despised. (Of course, I first had to get over my initial reaction.)

Mother Nature Network recognizes Rebecca of Flying Tomato Farms (hmmm, sounds like a potential book title to me) as one […]

Favorite Film Friday: 2001: A Space Odyssey

I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve seen 2001: A Space Odyssey. I do have one huge regret about all those viewings, though. None has been in a movie theater on a big screen.

I was 11 when the movie came out in 1968. I asked my parents to let me go see […]

I like my law real, not televised

In what appears to be becoming an annual pop culture tradition, the cover story of the new ABA Journal is The 25 Greatest Legal TV Shows. In August 2008, the magazine’s cover story was the 25 greatest legal movies.

Perhaps showing my preference for movies over television, I’d seen more of the top 25 movies […]