Agatha Christie, the queen of crime chemistry

From Chemistry World: A little old lady knits while she talks about the dangers of prescription drugs. Elsewhere, a book is carelessly left open on the page that describes the extraction of ricin. In another house, small colourless crystals are found scattered over a tea tray – they look like sugar but they could be … Read more

Who owns how much of Harry Potter?

From The New York Times (9 February 2008): On Friday, a lawyer named Anthony Falzone filed his side’s first big brief in the case of Warner Bros. Entertainment and J.K. Rowling v. RDR Books. Falzone is employed by Stanford Law School, where he heads up the Fair Use Project, which was founded several years ago … Read more

Warhol v. Goldsmith

From The Center for Art Law: Since the opening of his retrospective at The Whitney Museum of American Art, From A to B and Back Again, Andy Warhol is the talk of the town… again. One of the Museum’s facades is now covered with poppy flowers, and its fifth floor is dominated by a rainbow … Read more

I Am An Author But Not Who You Think I Am!

From Woman Writers, Women’s Books A few years ago, someone commented on my Facebook post, “Sweta, you must be ready to retire now that your poetry book has become an Amazon bestseller”. According to this person, my royalty payments, from my poetry collection, would keep me smoothly sailing for the rest of life. I laughed … Read more