Criminal Lunacy

25 May 19

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25 May 19
Sub Sole Nil Novi (Nothing New Under the Sun)

The so-called world map of Piri Reis (a Turkish admiral who was executed for his alarming competence: that’s how politics works) was created in about 1512.  It not only features an Antarctica whose existence no human being yet suspected—so we’re told—but it details rivers and mountain ranges with a precision whose truth could only be […]

25 May 19
The Cinemaholic

Tom Ripley, as characterised by Patricia Highsmith, is a psychopath and is devoid of any conscious. The role was first portrayed on the big screen by French actor Alain Delon in the French-Italian film ‘Purple Noon’ (1960). British filmmaker Anthony Minghella brought his version of the character on the big screen, titled ‘The Talented Mr. […]

24 May 19

★★★★★ (5/5) One of the interesting quirks of the aging process is that events that seemed to have little or no impact at the time resonate with a thunderous importance later on, like an expertly constructed detective novel. From the very beginning, I settled on two words which described this book perfectly: delightfully sad. Craig […]

24 May 19

I have been playing Mutant Football League for the last couple of weeks now, it brings back so many memories of the original version of this game back on the Sega Mega Drive of Mutant League Football. If you want a sports game and not looking at the seriousness of Madden then walk this way […]

23 May 19

“The Wendigo was gaunt to the point of emaciation, its desiccated skin pulled tightly over its bones. With its bones pushing out against its skin, its complexion the ash-gray of death, and its eyes pushed back deep into its sockets, the Wendigo looked like a gaunt skeleton recently disinterred from the grave.” Basil Johnston, Ojibwe […]

20 May 19

<img class=”alignnone wp-image-52″ src=”;h=523&#8243; alt=”” width=”1130″ height=”523″ /> If there was a devil alive today his name would be Hal Lindsey, the greatest deceiver amongst all of the Christian Revengelicals. Hal Lindsey’s best selling book ‘<em>The Late Great Planet Earth</em>’ is all about the antichrist over there in the European Union even though the real […]

18 May 19

BILLY SUTER reviews the 20th annual “Funk” dance show featuring varied dance created by high school pupils and their teachers. It runs in Pietermaritzburg until May 22.

17 May 19
Mad or Bad? Criminal Lunacy in Britain, 1800-1900

On the 19 March 1888 Emma Elizabeth Aston was found ‘insane at the time’ of the murder of her eighteen-month-old son Bertie.[i] Aston’s trial highlights how infanticide committed by women was often used to gloss over the contextual societal issues which they were often indicative of by the use of insanity convictions. Namely, the neglected […]

15 May 19

There is a Wild Man who lives in the deep quiet of Greenhollow, and he listens to the wood. Tobias, tethered to the forest, does not dwell on his past life, but he lives a perfectly unremarkable existence with his cottage, his cat, and his dryads. When Greenhollow Hall acquires a handsome, intensely curious new […]

15 May 19
Mad or Bad? Criminal Lunacy in Britain, 1800-1900

In 1890, Joseph Wood was found ‘guilty of the act, but insane at the time’ of murdering his daughter Nelly.[i] He was sent to Broadmoor Wood’s trial reveals Victorian attitudes towards the relationship between physical illness and insanity, particularly offering an insight into how medical testimony regarding a criminal’s epilepsy influenced whether they were found […]