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phil-naessens's picture
Feb.17.2014
On this edition of the Phil Naessens Show Kevin Lipe joins Phil to update us on the health of Marc Gasol, Mike Conley and Nick Calathes possibly playing in the same backcourt and look ahead to the rest of the month. Kyle McKeown joins Phil to discuss Fantasy Basketball...
dale-estey's picture
Jul.17.2013
Irony - where is thy sting? [DE]     * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  Zimmerman juror who is 'praying for Trayvon's parents' claims she never had a book deal and says she wants her 'normal life' back   One of the six jurors, identified only as B37, spoke out about the verdict 'I...
dale-estey's picture
Jul.10.2013
As if it isn't difficult enough making a living as an author. The worst which has happened to me is the boredom, when few people showed up. [DE] Feather quill and inkwell over white background      * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Reader convicted for Val McDermid ink assault Grudge...
steven-belanger's picture
Mar.09.2013
Photo: Cover of the Library of America edition, from this link.   I wrote a blog last year about a very real-to-life and entertaining short story by this guy, here.  Please read that one, if you haven't, before you continue on here.  I just re-read it myself, since I wrote it last...
steven-belanger's picture
Oct.23.2012
Photo: Movie promo poster of The Verdict from its Wikipedia page.  Loved this movie.  One of Paul Newman's two best roles, in my opinion, right up there with Nobody's Fool.   I've been away for awhile again, as my PC is still unusable right now, as my upstairs is still getting...
dale-estey's picture
Apr.13.2012
I don't pretend to know the ins and outs of this. I don't even know, if the complaint is accurate, what that really means for authors. I am further confused that some publishers have acquiesced while others have not. You are welcome to read the materials and fend for yourself. I do appreciate...
elmaz-abinader's picture
Sep.30.2011
Jury of My Peers The Assistant District Attorney clasped his hands in front, tightened his lips, and addressed the prospective juror holding the mic. The man said he didn’t trust insurance companies. The prosecutor questioned his prejudice, asked him if he couldn't put it aside and judge fairly....
monty-heying's picture
Mar.31.2011
I read with great interest memoirs that share an author's trauma, but I understand this is not for everyone. It's important that we, as readers, know our capacity for sensitive material. Anyone who's been traumatized carries a wound, and the writer has no way of knowing how deep it runs or the...
leslie-musoko's picture
Jun.15.2010
This is truly, an undeniable classic of its time and highly recommended (especially the version with Henry Fonda). I have to admit that up until the end this great movie had me in suspense, which made my turn as juror even more challenging than I expected.        As silence descended upon the...
cristina-perez's picture
Feb.17.2010
This is the final installment of a three-part blog series addressing the influence of celebrity in legal issues. In the two previous blogs, I built the case for and against the power and pull of celebrity in legal issues. Since those blogs were posted, O.J. Simpson has been found guilty of...