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Entertainment
by Amerowolf
6 years ago
Following the Footsteps of Hamelin's Pied Piper

The familiar story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin is considered merely a fairy tale by many. However, as with most fairy tales there may be a factual basis behind the fanciful legend.

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
8 years ago
Beautiful Cigar Girl Murder Mystery

The unsolved murder of The Beautiful Cigar Girl, Mary Rogers, caught the fancy of macabre short story author, Edgar Allan Poe. He wrote a tale based on her murder that he thought might help catch her killer.

Entertainment
by egdcltd
8 years ago
Carmilla: Le Fanu's Vampiress Before Dracula

Before Dracula was even a glint in Bram Stoker's eye, the erotically-charged Gothic vampiress Carmilla debuted in a novella in 1872.

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
6 years ago
Judith of Bethulia's Web of Intrigue

One of the Old Testament period's more thrilling adventure tales concerns a follower of Yahweh who took a great risk to save a city from an invading Assyrian army.  With nothing more than a keen mind this pious believer thwarted an invasion.  The story, though, was not considered canonical by the Hebrews who compiled the texts comprising the Old Testament because the tale's heroic figure was a woman.

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
8 years ago
St. Bernadette: Sound & Vision

Bernadette Soubirous, a mid-19th century French peasant girl, had visions of the Virgin Mary on 18 occasions in a small cave near the town of Lourdes. Her religious experience led to a media storm and a religious controversy still of interest today -- can divine miracles happen?

History
by egdcltd
8 years ago
Wild Western Women: Calamity Jane

Martha Jane Cannary, better known as Calamity Jane, was perhaps the West's best known female colorful character. During the course of her life she worked as a prostitute, an Indian scout, and performed in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. The legend she left behind includes many exaggerations and outright lies; sorting fact from fiction in the life of Calamity Jane is difficult.

Lifestyle
by Marlando
7 years ago
The Bizarre, the Wicked and the downright Crazy

The Bazaar, the Wicked and the Downright Crazy is an unexpected journey into human action--it is "our" story as a species, as a people and as individuals. If you are a thinker, you will probably relish in this piece as it is a little bazaar, a little wicked and maybe even a little crazy in and of itself. Yet, it finds it way into the promising and positive. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.

Entertainment
by egdcltd
6 years ago
Elephant Man, Joseph Carey Merrick

Joseph Carey Merrick lived his life in Victorian England as a "human novelty exhibit".  As the infamous "Elephant Man" Merrick's grotesque appearance was sufficent to incite public outrage; he made women faint at the sight of him.  Beneath his hideous deformities, however, lay the spirit of a sensitive, albeit wounded soul, with intelligence and respect for other living things, including those who'd wronged him.

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
8 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".

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
7 years ago
Amityville Horror Conspiracy

"The Amityville Horror" entertainment franchise (books and movies) is a product that has generated many millions of US dollars since its creation in 1977. Unfortunately, the "true story" of a house possessed of demons was a manufactured lie created in cooperation with two newlyweds, George and Kathy Lutz.

Beauty
by egdcltd
4 years ago
8 Great: Black Women to Celebrate

History has left women bereft of a true sense of place in many cases.  None are as undervalued in the United States today as women of African descent.  There are, however, many truly talented, intelligent, and courageous black women who should be remembered and celebrated for their achievements.  

History
by Marlando
7 years ago
Civilization: A Short Unexpected Journey through a Past of Religions

Civilization: A Short Unexpected Journey through a Religious Past is an article I believe will captivate the thinker--not because I have written it so well but because of the subject matter itself--Certainly if you are a member of one of the 3-big world religions, you will discover this article to be thought-prevoking if nothing else. It is after all your history and your future.

Lifestyle
by Marlando
6 years ago
A Most Unexpected History of Early America

A Most Unexpected History of America is indeed,a journey into a most thought-provking and often shocking past. While the text covers the historic roads well traveled, it is the "side trips" that promises to intrigue and excite you. It is a longer piece, packed with pictures, so poor a glass of wine or cup of coffee, lean back and enjoy...

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
8 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.

Health
by egdcltd
5 years ago
Death of Karen Carpenter

Beyond CaringAnorexia nervosa: it’s a harsh sounding term for a misunderstood condition that mostly affects young women.As with all illnesses...

Entertainment
by egdcltd
6 years ago
Revenge of the Nerd: The Hugh Hefner Story

Hugh Hefner built a publishing empire on something he had not experienced in the flesh until his marriage at age 23: female nudity.

History
by egdcltd
7 years ago
Body Snatching, the Resurrectionist Times and the Burke & Hare Murders

Burke and Hare were a pair of serial murderers operating in Edinburgh in the early nineteenth century. The result of their actions was a change to how anatomy was done in the country, with greater regulation and an increase in the supply of corpses, in order to remove the circumstances that resulted in these murders.

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