Cruella reimagines its title character as a rock ‘n’ roll gothpunk rebel, which makes her very cool and easier to root for despite the fact that the eye-popping aesthetic essentially brings out the yucky half of her double-sided personality, the part that’s quick to exploit her friends’ capacity for forgiveness and stuff like that. The screenplay…

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Chadwick Boseman’s death caused a moment of collective trauma for the fans who adored him and for communities who drew courage from his example. As he was filming and still working, he was facing a private battle with cancer, doctors’ visits, surgeries, and the realization that his life may be cut short. He merged his…

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Just finished watching Cocaine Cowboys: Kings of Miami. My main regret is why didn’t I know about it earlier in the day. It was released on August 4th. My other regret I don’t know anyone that has also finished it. Alleged to be the chief U.S. distributors for two of Colombia’s biggest cartels, Cuban exiles…

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Two summers I was sitting in my office. And I opened up the The Florida Bar Journal. The lead letter to the editor was from another legal practitioner complaining about why men were not included in a gender bias study. He complained, in essence, that gender bias does not exist. I was flabbergasted. After having…

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Within the next 90 minutes, my youngest will return to pre-school. She is 3 and turns 4 in a couple months. She has been at home since the pandemic. She and I are both mixed with emotions about her going back to school. For her to start Pre-K in the fall full-fledge, she would need…

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Good evening, Professor Ahmad, The registrar released the course offerings for the fall semester and I noticed that you will be teaching “The Law of the Kardashians.” Could you please advise on what aspects of the law this course will touch on? Do you have a brief course synopsis/plan? I’m looking forward to hearing back from…

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As a part of the the American Society of International Law’s Signature Topic on Climate Change, I participated in a panel on COVID-19, Climate Change, and International Law with Cinnamon Carlarne (Ohio State Law), Leslie-Anne Duvic-Paoli (King’s College London), and Daniel Farber (Berkeley Law). I shared my ideas on how the pandemic economic recovery should…

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One more class left for the semester. Writing deadlines dangling. Book chapter to complete by the end of the month Law review article to finalize. Book chapter abstract to submit. Introduction chapter to write. Edited volume book proposal to wrap up. Workshop Proposal to submit. More junk I cannot think of. Update : By Mid-May,…

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I did finish the marathon. Officially a marathoner. I will not be doing it again anytime soon. Or anytime ever. My left foot still hurts. I had surgery on it last year. Could do the half marathons, but the full would be hard.

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