Choosing to be Evil

Several years ago, after a Halloween marathon of the Lecter films, I got into an argument with my friends over whether or not psychopaths are born or created. Though many excellent points were made on all sides, my opinion was that you can’t excuse bad behavior through abuse, because that doesn't vindicate the crimes perpetrated …

The Unpredictable Me

There’s a moment in an episode of Hannibal where his therapist says, “You’re wearing a very well tailored person suit… more of a human veil.” She admires its “meticulous construction,” but it is a constant reminder that he isn’t completely honest with her, and the version of Hannibal she sees isn’t the truth. I wear …