In reverse order, of course.
Ronn, who unlike me has an attention span longer than thirty seconds, continues to follow the Central Park 5 case (with a brief, but perfectly understandable, interruption; hope everyone is all right, and Movable Type has never given me any problems not caused by my own failure to Read the Friendly Manual, for what it's worth). Today's update covers infighting at the DA's office:
There are also reports that former ADA (and current crime novelist) Linda Fairstein is pushing for Morgenthau to fight to uphold the convictions. She is supported by many ADAs that played a part in the convictions of the five teens. That is to be expected. Another faction within the DA's office — again, from numerous news reports — believes Reyes to be the lone rapist and that all rape and assault charges related to the jogger should be expunged.
If you can call it infighting when some of the people involved no longer work there.
The music thing, which seems totally unimportant in comparison, involves rock bands featuring black women as lead vocalist. Noticed a Skunk Anansie cd and single among the piles of stuff getting packed, and wondered briefly why they were never very successful in the States.
I'd like to think it's the label throwing up their hands in confusion at marketing the group, and giving up. But I'm blanking on any other groups with a mixed-race, mixed-gender membership hitting the big time.
I really hate using the term "mixed" when writing about people, by the way. But the circumlocutions are even worse, so whatever.
Anyone got any examples?