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I had never heard of Josephine Tey until I was given The Daughter Of Time, her most famous novel, which must have found a few new readers this year when Richard III’s remains were identified in Leicester. I loved the book, and was given the entire collection of her novels shortly after (high fives and […]
Tuesday Is Good News Day: May 21, 2013
You know that old saying about the news, “If it bleeds, it leads”? This weekly post is the opposite of that.
How I ended up being really interested in a more high-brow variety of crime television, I’m not entirely sure, but both the English-speaking and original Swedish versions of Wallander satisfyingly scratch that itch.
Rape is a crime that is underreported, due in part to women’s reticence to come forward, the pervasiveness of rape culture, and the dismissive attitude of some people in power towards reports of rape or sexual assault. Rape is also a crime that is rarely prosecuted, due in part to the some of the same […]
I’ve been waiting for Prime Suspect to turn up on Netflix Instant for… oh, as long as I’ve had a subscription. I love Helen Mirren. How can you not love Helen Mirren, really?
[Trigger warning for discussion of rape and violence.] This morning, at 7:30 a.m. Donetsk time, Oksana Makar passed away. Her lungs began to bleed and then she went into cardiac arrest. The doctors attempted to resuscitate her for an hour, to no avail.
On Thursday of last week, I came home to find that someone had broken into my house. They came in through my bedroom window, and went through my things without taking any of the jewelry that I have carelessly displayed in full view on top of my dresser. They had, however, looked through my drawers and closet, moving […]
The Hiccup Girl and Victim Blaming
By now, you may have heard that the “Hiccup Girl” of recent Today Show fame (real name Jennifer Mee) is suspected of murder. You may recall that in 2007, Mee was on the Today Show for suffering from hiccups for five weeks straight. Across the blogosphere, she received some sympathy, some jokes, and, ultimately, congratulations […]