Oh man. These are some exciting times. I’m not talking about the soon-to-be law graduates (although, you know, congrats) or the so-to-be-finished-with-finals 1Ls and 2Ls (again, congrats). No. I’m talking about how the legalverse is pushing into pop culture in a big way. The foreseeable future is looking to be all sorts of exciting.
July 11: Supreme BFFs Hit the Stage
Yes, The Originalist, the play about Scalia’s time on the Supreme Court, will be playing through the end of the month in DC and it looks all sorts of awesome, but do you know what’s better than a play about Scalia? A comic opera about Scalia and Ginsburg. Scalia/Ginsburg will have its world premiere at the Castleton Festival and word is that RBG herself will be there. Needless to say, I’m waiting with bated breath to find out whether either or both will eventually make their way to Buffalo.
July 14: The Return of Atticus!
I believe is was LL who first said, “Don’t call it a comeback/ I’ve been here for years.” Nothing is more true when it comes to my beloved Atticus. Scout and Jem’s dad has always been around, but we’re going to be getting some new material come July when Harper Lee’s much anticipated (friends and family have told me that perhaps at this point it’s too much anticipated, but I digress) Go Set a Watchman is published.
October 27: NOTORIOUS
There’s a Tumblr. There’s a tattoo. Now come October, there’ll be a book. Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a reminder that only the cool kids nap during the State of the Union.
Late 2015: NOTORIOUS-er
There’s even more RBG to get excited about. News broke last Friday that Natalie Portman is going to be playing none other than RBG in the movie On the Basis of Sex. The movie is scheduled to go into production in late 2015 and will (obviously) go on to win all the awards.