Category Archives: History Lessons

It Was the 3rd of June

While we won’t ever know for sure just what she and Billie Joe threw off the Tallahatchie Bridge, Bobbie Gentry’s lazy, throaty delivery of the story makes us feel the weight of its secrets and innuendo. Why not click the … Continue reading

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The Ballad of Jeffrey Dahmer, Part IV

This Is Out of Control (the last of four parts) On February 18, 1992, the New York Times ran an article about the sentence passed on Jeffrey Dahmer. I might not have paid it much mind if not for the … Continue reading

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