Columns

Rethinking the whole tipping thing

December 11, 2017

I decided I had enough when I received my bill at one of my favorite Ann Arbor restaurants. There was the total, and the familiar line for a gratuity — but then something underneath that I had never seen before. “Optional: leave something extra ...

Use cognitive biases to your advantage with jurors

December 11, 2017

Julie Campanini BridgeTower Media Newswires There are currently 181 recognized cognitive biases (which gives me a lot to write about!), but the subset I want to focus on here involves the way we notice things already primed in our memories or repeated often ...

Court rulings land defendant in the doghouse

December 11, 2017

By Marie E. Matyjaszek Have you ever told someone something, and then had to explain what you said wasn’t what you really meant? Louisiana defendant Warren Demesme knows that feeling all too well. Two years ago, Demesme, accused of sexually assaulting ...

Historic moments in negotiation

December 11, 2017

Lee Hornberger History provides us with lessons on how to be better peacemakers. To help us better understand and learn from these lessons, we will go from a small village in rural Virginia in 1865; to Geneva, Switzerland, in 1954; to a student sit in at Cambridge, ...

Sacred role' of judiciary jeopardized by threats

December 11, 2017

Judge Michael Warren One of the defining characteristics of our free republic is our strong adherence to the rule of law. President John F. Kennedy insightfully observed that, “Our nation is founded on the principle that observance of the law is the ...

Wild Mushroom Dip

December 11, 2017

A friend shared the below recipe for “Wild Mushroom Dip,” except she (offhandedly and ironically) called it “Mushroom Crack Dip.” Is that fair? Calling food “crack” is a form of hyperbole, and is often found in food writing. Some ...