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Entertainment
by Mike and Friends
8 years ago
Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things: Two Tropes

This essay explores Roy's writing style, specifically her use of colors and scene in her vivid prose to create unforgettable people and places in her novel The God of Small Things.

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
8 years ago
Moonlight Murders & The Town That Dreaded Sundown

Silvery, cold moonlight and night conspire to create an eerie sense of foreboding and terror.  For the night stalkers of the world – the serial killers, the sexual predators – a moonlit night provides just enough illumination to see the prey, but not so much light that the victim can easily identify the assailant. Presuming the victim remains alive, of course.

Travel & Places
by willibaba
8 years ago
MASENO: THE EQUATOR CRISS CROSS URBAN CENTRE

MASENO IS A SMALL URBAN CENTRE IN KENYA THAT MANY PEOPLE ESPECIALLY THE NATIVES OF THAT AREA, EMPLOYEE RESIDENTS AND LOCAL TRAVELLERS EN TRANSIT THROUGH IT TAKE FOR GRANTED YET IT IS SITUATED ON THE EQUATOR WHICH TOGETHER WITH MASENO SCHOOL THAT IS KENYA'S PIONEER FORMAL EDUCATION INSTITUTION, GIVES IT AN INTERNATIONAL TOUCH WORTH BEING PART AND PARCEL OF.

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
7 years ago
John Reginald Halliday Christie & The Serial Murders of 10 Rillington Place

One of the 20th Century's most vile serial killers, John Reginald Halliday Christie, grew up humiliated by his sexual ignorance and inexperience.  It left him almost completely impotent.  However, he later discovered that the act of strangling and otherwise overpowering a woman gave him great sexual pleasure.  In this early part of his murderous career, he killed two women, the second of which was murdered with the aid of a device of his own making, a glass jar through which he dispensed lethal coal gas.  

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
9 years ago
St. Bernadette: Beatific Light

46 years after her death, the Catholic Church beatified Bernadette, the first step toward canonization as a saint. During the years of investigation, her life and her death were examined in detail. Her body was exhumed more than once, and initially found free of advanced decomposition, a condition known as "incorruptibility".

History
by egdcltd
7 years ago
Hell Town of the Lenape Indians

One of the first Native American tribes encountered by Europeans settling the eastern parts of North America were the Lenape, or Delaware, Indians.  Forced out of their ancestral homes, they moved west into Ohio, scattering throughout that territory.  One group took up residence in a place they named Hell Town-from there it was only a matter of time before most of these villagers were massacred by white Colonial militia during the American Revolution. 

History
by egdcltd
7 years ago
Bad Man of the "Bounty" Mutiny, Fletcher Christian

History and pop culture can be at odds many times with respect to an event or a certain historic figure.  The name "Bligh" conjures up images of an abusive, megalomaniac British naval captain of the "Mutiny on the Bounty" infamy.  However, it was not Bligh, the commanding officer of "HMS Bounty", who was the wrongdoer in the events leading to the well-known mutiny.  It was the spoiled dilettante, Fletcher Christian, who was the true villain of the "Bounty" Mutiny.

History
by Marlando
8 years ago
Georgia O'Keeffe: A Fresh Look

A Fresh Look at Gerogia O'Keeffe is a delving into the artist's life in order to delve into her masterful art. As an ex-art reviewer I can say that most art can be understood by looking at the canvas, paper or board it has been painted on.Not true with Georgia O'Keeffe--to understand her art one mucst first understand the woman--I've attempted to make this possible in this article. If you're an art lover, you ought to like this piece. I do--not because I wrote it but because it is about a most amazing human being.

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
9 years ago
America's First Female Serial Killer

Belle Gunness, a pig-farming black widow, worked lonely suitors for money and their assets. She disappeared under mysterious circumstances but not before killing at least a few dozen people and disposing of their remains on her farm.

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
9 years ago
Mata Hari: Truth & Lies

Mata Haris' life as an adventuress ended before a French firing squad in October 1917. Controversies about her life continue to the present.

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
9 years ago
The Hall-Mills Murder Case

The 1920s produced many classic murder cases. The one involving a cheating minister and his choir member partner, The Hall-Mills Murder case, ranks high on the list of tabloid-sensational murders.

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
7 years ago
Crowdsourcing Presumed Serial Poisoner, Mary Ann Cotton, to Death

Mary Ann Cotton has passed into history as a vicious serial poisoner, mercilessly killing her loved ones for financial gain. However, a more careful inspection of her life and her case leads to the conclusion she was a victim of class prejudice and ignorance, and is not guilty of the 21 murders ascribed to her without a sound foundation.

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
5 years ago
America's First Serial Killer and the Texas Servant Girl Murders

While perhaps serial killers and their activities may be as old as humanity itself there is one case from the late 1800s from Austin, Texas, that points up the probability of nailing down America's first documented string of serial killings. 

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
6 years ago
Damaged Justice in the Career Girls Murders of 1963

When two young women--both working professionals, one a teacher, the other a magazine "copy girl"--were found stabbed to death in their apartment in 1963, police had only one thing in mind: close the case.  However, their initial suspect, a mentally incompetent black man, turned out NOT to be their killer, though he was arrested, confessed, and put behind bars.

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
7 years ago
Ruth Ellis' Last Stand: Britain's Final Female Execution

Ruth Ellis, the last woman executed in Britain before it abolished capital punishment, was a bleached-blonde party-girl.  Her crime, shooting her lowlife boyfriend to death was, was not very interesting or unique. The only reason Ruth Ellis' execution is remembered today is simply this: she was pretty. And pretty people make for better copy.

Lifestyle
by RoseWrites
5 years ago
Ham Steaks With Port, Cinnamon and Maple Glaze

My man-servant brought home ham steaks and asked me to create a brand new recipe. Staring at my kitchen (and into cyberspace), I found inspiration in the LCBO recipe finder and a bottle of vintage port. Where else? My Canadian tweak was maple syrup but you could also use honey. Served up with a side of potatoes and peas, I think you'll find this simple dish a keeper.

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