Blowhard, Esq. writes:
- Will a free speech case few took note of prove to be the most significant decision of the Supreme Court’s current term? I thought this line was pretty funny: “Robert Post, the dean of Yale Law School and an authority on free speech, said the decision was so bold and so sweeping that the Supreme Court could not have thought through its consequences.” Post may be correct, of course, perhaps none of the six justices who voted in favor of the decision knew what they were doing. Or maybe they knew exactly what they were doing.
- Are robots the next legal frontier?
- Watch out, Loooov-rah!
- On the decline of Peanuts.
- Are we finally seeing a backlash against glass boxes?
- Michael Lewis on the evolution of Tom Wolfe. Paleo Retiree and I both enjoyed the recent premiere of Stefania de Kenessey’s opera based on Bonfire of the Vanities. Here’s Wolfe on Charles Portis, the funniest man he ever met.
- I’ve been enjoying this Great Courses series on the history of the American musical and I especially liked the prof’s treatment of the minstrel show, which he notes was the first indigenous American musical form and the first musical form to inspire the Europeans to copy us.
- I love the convenience and portability of my Kindle and I stream movies and TV shows every night, so you’ll find no bigger proponent of the digital world than me. But it’s good to be reminded that you don’t really own those ebooks and movies.
- For no reason, here’s a picture of Krysten Ritter: