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Return of the Slaw Review

Longtime readers of Virginia Lawyers Weekly will remember the Slaw Review, the ongoing effort chronicled in these pages to locate the best possible barbecue joint in Virginia or points elsewhere. This past week, TripAdvisor, which bills itself as the world’s ...

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A chance to say goodbye

We had a death in the family April 27. We think. Bentley, our cat, never came home that night. Or any other night that week. Or since. Bentley was 15. That’s old, for a cat, and he seemed off during ...

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A Scary Tale of New York

The news on Twitter March 26 was stark: “Gas explosion, fire in East Village of NYC.” I had just been there. Diving into Twitter for pictures and tweets from New York: There was a raging fire on Second Avenue, in ...

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Spring cleaning

This week’s column has a couple of quick hits. Call it cleaning out March’s closet. Like the dentist named Dr. Payne This isn’t really an update to the “Not Weed” story a few weeks back, although there are thematic similarities… ...

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A crock the size of Texas

It would be a crime to take a picture of a police officer, under a bill introduced in the Texas legislature earlier this month. You read right – someone with a cell phone could go to jail for snapping a ...

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Not truth in packaging

Out in Nebraska, the Lincoln Journal Star has the story of a routine traffic stop that yielded a surprise. The cops stopped a car about 9 p.m. last Saturday night. The driver and three passengers piled out while the cops ...

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Hail Fellows

WILLIAMSBURG—The Virginia Law Foundation held its annual Fellows Dinner and Induction Ceremony Jan. 22 in conjunction with the Virginia Bar Association annual meeting. The members of the Class of 2015 who were inducted that evening are: • Thomas R. Bagby, ...

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Failure of consideration (access required)

Nothing prepares a kid for life like the rituals associated with birthday parties. There’s cutthroat competition. Forget pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey or duck-duck-goose. Who’s going to get to sit next to the birthday boy or girl? There’s disappointment. Parent to kid: “What? Winsome ...

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Just say “Oops”

The Poynter Institute is a journalism think tank based in Florida. During the year, it compiles a list of media errors and corrections, announcing the best and worst at the end of the year. The “Correction of the Year” for ...

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Held at the desk

The FOIA reform bill of 2014 was one of the casualties of the last-minute rush of congressional action, or inaction, before adjournment last week. Considering the Senate will change hands from the Democrats to the Republicans in January, one might ...

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