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Classic Television Wasn't Always Classy

James Peron | Posted 12.14.2014 | Women
James Peron

In recent weeks, I've almost exclusively been watching television shows from the early '60s. Often suffering culture shock while doing so.

Why Isn't This a Front Page Story Nationwide?

Joel Sucher | Posted 03.02.2013 | Business
Joel Sucher

So time marches on and so do the foreclosures. Justice for homeowners impacted by the fraud is yet to be achieved, and -- if the financial services industry has its way -- the remuneration will be paltry at best.

Television’s Most Memorable Male Detectives of All Time (PHOTOS)

Posted 03.29.2012 | Entertainment

Some are obsessive-compulsive neat-freaks. Some aren't afraid to get their hands (or reputations) dirty. Some enjoy a damn fine cup of coffee, while o...

Robert Downey Jr. Can't Get Enough Crime-Solving

Posted 12.05.2011 | Entertainment

Looks like "Sherlock Holmes" isn't enough of a crime-solving fix for Robert Downey Jr. Warner Bros is planning a film revamp of "Perry Mason" serie...

Legal Thrillers: Trial and (Many) Errors

Paul Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Paul Levine

In 17 years as a trial lawyer, I never saw a judge bang a gavel or shout "Order in the court!" But that hasn't stopped me from writing scenes in which the judge silences an unruly mob, the gavel echoing like a rifle shot.

Lawyers on Reality Television: Should We Object?

Karen Thalacker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karen Thalacker

Is there entertainment value in "everyday people" with real legal problems getting non-binding legal advice from lawyers who aren't really their lawyers?

Moral Certainty Leads to Change of Venue

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

The few seconds of grainy footage that show Oscar Grant being fatally shot at the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland were all the evidence required for many protesters to become morally certain.

Al Franken, Perry Mason, and Health Care: An Unlikely Trilogy

Kristina Brittenham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristina Brittenham

At some point, we probably rooted for the same outcome of the episode, the same ending to the movie. Yet some of us are running this country now, while the rest of us are watching the news, wondering when our elected officials will get their acts together.

That's All You Got? The Attacks on Sotomayor Come Across as Desperate

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

In the spirit of bipartisanship, I offer the following: Drop the lame attacks on Sonia Sotomayor, because they're not going to work.