The Angry Coffee House Ghost

October 30, 2009 nyupressblog 0

—Christopher D. Bader, F. Carson Mencken, Joseph Baker Nearly every building in historic downtown Jefferson, Texas, claims its own resident ghosts. The angriest of these ghosts purportedly haunt the Big Cypress Coffee House. A psychic




Hate Crime Laws and New Identities

October 28, 2009 nyupressblog 1

by Mary Gray The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act will move from the United States’ legislative branch to its executive west wing today (Thursday October 22, 2009 for the blogo-record). President




The Ghosts of 14th St.

October 27, 2009 nyupressblog 1

By David Freeland Some years back I became intrigued by a real-life New York ghost story that took place during the summer of 1881. It concerned some decidedly strange occurrences on 14th Street, just east




Guantánamo and the Rule of Law

October 22, 2009 nyupressblog 0

Lecture for Harris Institute, Washington University School of Law “Guantánamo and the Rule of Law” October 20, 2009 Jonathan Hafetz, co-editor of The Guantanamo Lawyers: Inside a Prison Outside the Law Cross-Posted from theguantanamolawyers.com Forty




A Queer Reading of Leviticus

October 20, 2009 nyupressblog 1

The New Jersey Jewish News ran a great piece highlighting Rabbi David Greenstein’s contributions to Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible, particularly his analysis of one of the Bible’s most controversial passages. The




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