Judge Nancy Gertner (In Defense of Women) explains why Massachusetts doesn't need a three-strikes law:
So the notion of using a thermo-nuclear or a three strikes bill for the purpose of targeting the one or two people, who are slipping through the cracks, makes no sense and it’s not costless. I’m not just talking about the cost in terms of money. It’s not costless to send people away for a long time, they get out at some point and then we are dealing with, you know, the rubble of their lives… Massachusetts now has a geriatric prison wing, for people who have been 40 and 50 years. It’s not costless to over generalize in the way these bills do. (Radio Boston)
Why do more young adults live at home with their parents?
A new solution for making ebooks and poetry play nice.
Beacon Press has two nominees for this year's Lambda Literary Awards. Wouldn't it figure in the same category (LGBT nonfiction)? God vs. Gay by Jay Michaelson and A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski. Very proud to see both of them there!
Quote of the day: "As a historian, you can almost say the birth of heterosexuality is one of the weirder pieces of fallout that comes from the French Revolution." Hanne Blank interviewed in the Toronto Star.
Trend piece of the day: "Many employees abandon sitting while working" at the Boston Globe. I type this post while standing at workstation, a change in work habits that has much improved my well-being. Are you standing or sitting at work?