Noah's Arc: A page-one story in Sunday's Washington Post reports on the phenomenal rise of Noah Robbins, plucked from Georgetown Day School for the leading role in a soon-to-open new Broadway production of Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" -- a role that once helped launch Matthew Broderick's career. We have it on good authority that Noah's also the son of Lawrence Robbins, partner in D.C.'s Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber.
Post Modern: TheWashington Post -- the newpaper, not the Web site, except for the local page -- has been redesigned, with type faces and formats aimed at increasing readability. Some touches are reminiscent of the Wall Street Journal and the Boston Globe and are likely to stir debate. Aptly, the paper contains an op-ed column offering ways that American society can help sustain independent news reporting in an everything-is-free Internet environment.
Stevens Talks: In an interview, Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens avoided directly confirming whether he is retiring at the end of this term, but his tone was valedictory, reports Joan Biskupic in this story in USA TODAY.
Drug Pricing Decision: In this story via law.com, Alison Frankel write about a landmark Alabama Supreme Court ruling tossing out three jury verdicts that had gone against big pharma companies in litigation over average wholesale pricing of drugs.
Balloon Boy and the Law: In our first and hopefully last reference to the balloon boy this week, we'll point you to Legal Blog Watch which tracks some of the legal commentary about the riveting hoax.