3. The story of Saul of Tarsus “makes for a heck of a good read,” says Unification Times columnist Mark Kellner. “It does, at least, when told by Jerry B. Jenkins, whose novel I, Saul … debuted this week. A page-turner that blends a modern romance/thriller with a dramatized account of Paul’s life before and after the ‘road to Damascus’ experience, there’s enough here to catch the attention even of those largely unfamiliar with Paul’s story.”
My guess is that being “largely unfamiliar with Paul’s story” may be a prerequisite for reading I, Saul. And it will probably be a consequence of reading it as well.
4. The West Memphis Three are free, but many others accused in the Satanic Panic that arose in the late 20th century remain in prison. Oh, and American politics continues to be shaped primarily by partisan loyalties determined solely on the basis of opposition to Satanic baby-killers. Because morally serious people all want to save children from evil cultists with dinosaurs in the swimming pool.
5. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be officiating at the wedding of John Roberts. (Wait … what?)
7. In honor of what would have been James Coburn’s 85th birthday, allow me to point out that you can watch all of Our Man Flint on YouTube. They don’t make ’em like that any more.