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Articles about distraction

Lifestyle
by Marlando
7 years ago
The Supernatural: A New View

IF you have an interest in the supernatural this article WILL take you on a most thought-proving journey. Be prepared for the ride.

History
by egdcltd
8 years ago
Jacob Riis: Crusading Chronicler of Misery Street

The earliest historians used words and drawings for underscoring any particular, observable, social condition.  Photojournalist Jacob Riis, in battling social inequity, used the adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” as a weapon. He turned history’s best technological advance in visual media – photography – into a bludgeon fomenting reform.

Entertainment
by egdcltd
9 years ago
Clara Bow: The Later Legend

Part 3 [of a 3-part series about Clara Bow]: Clara quit the film industry under her own steam in 1933 and never looked back. She finished out her life (not without some drama) in relative obscurity before her resurgence as a pop culture icon.

History
by egdcltd
8 years ago
Warrior Woman of Early Islam, A'isha

The story of Islam, for those open-minded enough to explore it as a purely historical narrative, is as riveting as anything found in the classic collection of fantasy tales, The 1,001 Nights.  And, much like The 1,001 Nights, Islam has its Scheherazade.

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
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.

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