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Bill Coberly

Bill Coberly is a public defender and writer who lives in rural Minnesota. Twitter: @BillCoberly.


Articles by Bill Coberly

March 15, 2024 1:32 am

Noir in a Lost World

Francis Spufford’s murder mystery ‘Cahokia Jazz’ offers visions of an alternate universe where North America’s original inhabitants were protected from…
Bill Coberly
January 31, 2024 4:00 pm

Are We All Too Cynical for Star Trek?

The franchise’s evolution since the 1960s reflects disconcerting trends in American society.
Bill Coberly
March 10, 2023 5:30 am

Connie Willis’s Honest Look at Death

The acclaimed science fiction writer provides delight, hope, and comfort to her readers, but never at the expense of truth.
Bill Coberly
August 5, 2022 5:30 am

The Warrior-Cop Ethos and the Stand-Around Cops in Uvalde

In terms of training and equipment, American police have become increasingly militarized. That doesn’t always mean they know how and…
Bill Coberly