Carolyn Elefant’s popular and long-running blog/website MyShingle has an interesting article (it has lots actually):
“40 Legal Practice Areas That Didn’t Exist 15 Years Ago,” January 2, 2018:
Article: “Cell Service: Inside the World of Prison Librarians,” by Jake Rossen, January 11, 2018, at Mental Floss dot com:
‘…. The escapism afforded by the books can dilute the urge to pass time by engaging in criminal behavior. Libraries can even prepare prisoners for reentry into society after release, arming them with knowledge to pursue careers.
People like “free.’ People like getting free content from other people who paid for the content. Long live the free-loader, long live the person who spends $20 in time and gas looking for a free parking spot instead of paying $10 for a paid space! It’s the principle, isn’t it?
But sometimes getting “free” is about the journey and the satisfaction earned when putting one’s search skills to the test. Here’s one way to do both, from Aaron at Musings about Librarianship:
Maybe we need a political party named “Better Candidates.” Most of us would vote for “Better Candidates” in our local elections, too. Sigh. In the meantime, these popped up during my morning tour of our interweb estate:
Nicholas Kristof in the NYT: If Hillary Clinton Groped Men
Katha Pollitt in The Nation: On November 8, Pussy Grabs Back
If nothing else, lawyers and judges care about what words mean:
SPORTS: What Exactly Is ‘Locker-Room Talk’? Let an Expert Explain,” by Bill Pennington, Oct.10, 2016, New York Times:
“….Having just left the locker room after his team’s victory over the Broncos in Denver on Sunday night, Tamme wrote: “I showered after our game but I feel like I need another one after watching the debate.” [Link to NYT article.]
“How John Hersey’s Hiroshima revealed the horror of the bomb,” by Caroline Raphael, BBC Magazine, 22 August 2016,
The BBC news magazine reports on this anniversary and links to their 1948 radio broadcast recording of the original 31 August 1946 New Yorker Hersey article. which was the only article the New Yorker published in that edition.
Coincidentally, when I went hunting for my copy of Hiroshima, I found it next to my yellowed paperback copy of “The Bridge of San Luis Rey.”
Home Free: How a New York State prisoner became a jailhouse lawyer, and changed the system,” by Jennifer Gonnerman, in: New Yorker, A Reporter at Large, June 20, 2016 issue.
“Derrick Hamilton was wrongfully convicted of murder, and spent more than two decades trying to prove his innocence…. He started spending time in the library, and eventually taught himself enough criminal law to become one of the most skilled jailhouse lawyers in the country….” [Link to New Yorker article.]
Hat tip to Longform.
Laugh and cheer in this excellent article about the Oregon women who took over, and cleaned up, the city of Umatilla, Oregon, in 1916:
“The Petticoat Rebellion of 1916,” by Jennifer Colton-Jones.
Excerpts: “…. By the time the polls closed that evening, the women of Umatilla had pulled off a strange sort of conspiracy unlike anything the country had ever seen….