Weekend Edition: 1-30

Dumb Lawyer of the Month (Year?) Award

  • No, you may not give specific legal advice on how to orchestrate a killing in a way calculated to provide a fabricated defense to criminal charges

Nonbookish Linkage

  • The story of Noah’s Ark may have been fake news
  • Where did music come from?
  • The Center for Systemic Peace has downgraded the U.S. from a democracy to an “anocracy” (loosely defined as part democracy and part dictatorship), losing the country’s designation as the world’s oldest, continuous democracy

Bookish Linkage

  • Write what you know: the author of a book about a serial killer is accused of murder

[T]he best conversations are with yourself. At least there’s no risk of a misunderstanding.

Olga Tokarczuk, Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

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