A Touch of Blood: The Unsolved Crimes of Jack the Ripper

One of the most fascinating cases in the history of crime is the unsolved murders of Jack the Ripper. The “Ripper” has featured in many movies and television series, in serial novels and literature. His identity has changed dozens of times, as has the reason for the murders. He has been confronted by Sherlock Holmes, …

Fact & Fiction: The White Princess, Episode 1

Since Starz announced this production, I have waffled between anticipation and dread. The former because I appreciate new costume dramas centered on the lesser-known Tudors; and the latter, because I’ve read Philippa Gregory’s book series. She’s a talented enough writer that her “historical slander” passes for the truth – and she maligns reputations, turning decent …

Imagine… Risen

Imagine you are a Roman centurion stationed in Judea, tasked with keeping the zealots in line. They were a group of fanatical religious Jews intent on liberating themselves from Roman influence. It does not take much for them to riot, attack Romans in the street, or plan larger-scale battles. Each year, over a hundred thousand …

Femnista: November / December 2015

READ ONLINE or DOWNLOAD. In this issue: texts from the 1500s, Raphael, Mary I, Ever After, Elizabeth I, Michelangelo, Katharine von Bora, William Shakespeare, The Art & Religion of the Middle Ages. Next issue: Classic Hollywood (Jan/Feb 2016). See upcoming issues. Interested in participating? Let me know. A FREE product of Charity’s Place.