The Library of America blog has an essay and an excerpt from Joan Didion’s “L.A. Noir.” “Around Division 47, Los Angeles Municipal Court, the downtown courtroom where, for eleven weeks during the spring and summer of 1989, a preliminary hearing was held to determine if the charges brought […]
“The Battle over the Sea-Monkey Fortune” involves “Big Time Toys,” brine shrimp, and the daughter of an opera maestro, Yolanda Signorelli von Braunhut. Braunhut also starred in the 1967 film, Venus In Furs. (via PeeWee.com)
At Indiewire, Laura Berger interviews directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos about their documentary, Making A Murderer. (via The MUFF Society)
Judge John Hodgman rules in a conflict between friends and fellow Dresden Files roleplaying game afficionados. “Dan’s become bored with what he sees as ‘safe’ gameplay recently and decided to shake it up, taking more risks with his character. Ryan says this type of play doesn’t fit with […]
Andrew Nette writes about the trial and death of Khmer Rouge foreign minister Ieng Sary.
“These days, being a yakuza boss isn’t what it once was. In exchange for supreme status you get blamed for everything. In August of 2008, three months after the countermeasures laws went into effect, the Yamaguchi-gumi boss found himself dealing with one of his low-ranking underling’s unpaid McDonald’s […]