. . . are mostly sad:
Let’s hope that next week brings better news for the Academy.
And on a lighter note . . .
Ben Stein is fired as a Sunday business columnist for the New York Times for violating ethics guidelines, due to his role as a commercial spokesman for FreeScore, a financial services company. (HT: Gawker via Felix Salmon). Here’s one of the offending commercials:
At the Volokh Conspiracy, David Bernstein challenges the New York Times on its assessment of the position of Supreme Court Justice as one of the “most demanding jobs in the land.” Yep, right up there with law school professor . . .