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Curtains for crime time

Our True Crime class has come to an end. As all of the students have been saying, it was a lot of work, but it was worth it. And it was worth it because of the students – the truecrimers … Continue reading

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The working class gangster

As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster. We talked about nature vs. nurture with In Cold Blood. Thomas Firestone, in “Mafia Memoirs: What They Tell Us About Organize Crime” talks about the differential … Continue reading

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Evil Incarnate

A call for papers for something called the Evil Incarnate Conference  came through my email today. The theme is “Manifestations of Villains and Villainy,” and the conference seeks a definition through exploring various cultural representations of evil. This was a … Continue reading

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Mad love for “Mad Love”

The article we read a few weeks ago, Mad Love: The Ballad of Fred & Allie, has been nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize! While some might call it self-congratulation among the Academic/Industrial Literary Complex, it’s more of an honor … Continue reading

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Ted, just admit it

Jane’s Addiction wrote the song “Ted, Just Admit It” in 1987. It gave the title to their 1988 major label debut, Nothing’s Shocking. At that point in time, Ted was still denying responsibility for his murders. The song incorporates Bundy’s … Continue reading

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Great googly moogly

I saw Sara’s first gif attempt, then I saw CogDog’s Googlyify A GIF assignment for ds106, and I knew this was going to happen. Sorry. Couldn’t be helped.

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Ted the poet

A few years ago I read Arthur Phillips’ novel, The Egyptologist. He tells the story through letters and diary entries, and at several points in the novel I realized that what I thought was happening wasn’t what was going on … Continue reading

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“The story you’re about to see is true”

You are about to see a dramatization of actual facts, in which some of the names have been changed. But the story is true That’s the way the Helter Skelter movie starts, with actor George DiCenzo portraying prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi … Continue reading

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Hearing voices

In a futile attempt to be efficient, I’ve been reading In Cold Blood in book form and listening to the audiobook. The audio format lets me use my drive time more or less productively. Unfortunately it’s not indexed in a … Continue reading

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“In dreams…I walk with you”

I’m fascinated by Perry’s dream. If this were fiction, this section would be riddled with symbolism. There’s Biblical imagery, with the serpent in the tree. The idea that the love of money is the root of all evil. A premonition … Continue reading

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