Michael May

Michael May
Michael May is a former Observer managing editor. He’s now a freelance journalist based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

By Michael May:


The Freedom Files

by | Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 4:45 pm CST

Suing Mickey and Friends

An Internet Maverick Challenges the Copyright Extension Act

On October 9, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Eldred v. Ashcroft, which challenges the constitutionality of the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act (CTEA) of 1998–a genuine Mickey Mouse Law, tailor-made for the Disney … Read More


The One That Got Away

Polluting Perps Go Down, But Huntsman Walks

On August 14, Michael Peters and Jeffrey Jackson, former managers of the Huntsman chemical facilities in Port Neches and Port Arthur, became the first industrial plant executives in the nation to be sentenced to prison for violating the Clean Air … Read More


Serendipitous Journeys

An Interview with Albert Maysles

Albert Maysles, along with Robert Drew, Richard Leacock, and D.A. Pennebaker, changed the face of documentary filmmaking with Primary, their portrayal of the 1960 John F. Kennedy presidential campaign. The film gave birth to a new style, “direct cinema” or … Read More