In Re Friendzone

Chad v. Becky, __ U.S. __ (2013) JUSTICE KENNEDY delivered the opinion of the Court. The petitioners in this case, nice guys of various ages and walks of life, seek writs of habeas corpus against respondent prospective girlfriends. Petitioners allege that respondents have imprisoned them in the “friendzone,” a prison not of steel bars or […]

How the GOP Stole Christmas

“This liberal opposition has just got to stop!” Shouted the furious, put-upon Gop, “The natural order suffers awful distortions, Like health reform, gay marriage, safe, legal abortions, Environmental regs favored by the Lorax, And, worst of all, rich people asked to pay tax!” The Gop, you can see, was very distraught, So he sat, and […]


Since most of us celebrated over the weekend, it’s all too easy to forget that Halloween is actually this Wednesday. This means we still have to face the night of souls and its inherent dangers. However, there is no need to panic because you are equipped with a legal education—the best preparation to handle this […]

Super Mario New World Order

The videogame press has been buzzing lately about Nintendo’s upcoming system, the Wii U. Normally, a new videogame or system would be nothing to get excited about because most entries in the genre endorse the worst kinds of Social Darwinism and stratification. The “heroes” of these games are in some way predestined as individuals for […]

Live Blog: Harvard Watches the Debate

Plenty of people will be live-blogging the first presidential debate tonight, but here we have what you really want:  a live account of Harvard’s viewing party. 8:54:  The debate hasn’t even started, and the food is already gone. Also, both Ames and the overflow room are showing the debate on Fox News. 8:57:  Announcement: we […]

Election League America

It’s an election year, and October is almost upon us, so it’s finally time to tear ourselves away from Hulu and Netflix for a few minutes to learn a thing or two about some of the major candidates. The upcoming elections will impact issues important to the Harvard legal community, like whether the judicial nomination […]

Girls of the Summer

You may have been too busy fretting about how few women made Law Review to notice, but the ladies had a (comparatively) big summer in pop culture. We’ve already discussed how a political action heroine kicked off the summer blockbuster season, a season which has hostilely taken over most of spring. Shortly thereafter, HBO’s Girls […]

Katniss Shrugged

A conservative cultural phenomenon is sweeping the nation, breaking box-office records, and capturing the collective imagination of our youth; the tale of a dystopian future where an activist court has upheld Obamacare, creating an all-powerful federal government and destroying America: The Hunger Games. The film stars Katniss Everdeen, an entrepreneurial heroine in the mold of Dagny […]