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Joni Mitchell Biographer David Yaffe On The Turbulent Path To ‘Reckless Daughter’

Author David Yaffe first encountered Joni Mitchell about a decade ago and it wasn’t long before he fell on her bad side.

Notoriously prickly, the singer-songwriter called him to criticize his word choice in a New York Times interview with her. 830 more words


Joni Mitchell Reveals Battle With Morgellons Disease, Says It Feels Like Being ‘Eaten Alive’

Joni Mitchell is opening up about her health issues in a new biography.

Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell, written by author David Yaffe, is giving fans an inside look at the legendary singer/songwriter’s life. 252 more words


What Judges Don’t Understand About Transportation

There are no crystal balls, yet some judges expect planners and policymakers to predict the future anyway.

It’s tough to make predictions, Yogi Berra warned us. 84 more words

Governing Magazine

Still Not a Conservative

Back in January, Chief Justice Glenn Joyal of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba gave a very interesting keynote address at the Canadian Constitution Foundation’s Law and Freedom conference. 977 more words

Constitutional Law

Dreaming of Dialogue

Canadians have long been used to the idea that, as the Supreme Court put it in Re Manitoba Language Rights, 1 SCR 721, “[t]he judiciary is the institution charged with the duty of ensuring that the government complies with the Constitution.” (745) In New Zealand, things are very different of course, because the constitution is not entrenched. 1,923 more words

Constitutional Law

5 high-grossing page-to-screen adaptations

Book-to-movie adaptations are commonplace in Hollywood as studios turn to popular titles with built-in audiences when deciding which projects to greenlight. The desired end goal, of course, is to have a franchise like  104 more words