October 15, 2019

It is well worth remembering Weisstein and the idealism and optimism with which she approached her work toward social justice and equality.

October 3, 2019

"Because I know exactly who did it, and I know the cops know exactly who did it, but he’s allowed to get away with it because of his connections. My dad was telling people before he died, if something happens to me, this is the person responsible.”

September 11, 2019

To investigators, Al Henderson was the primary suspect in Jean’s disappearance. During the investigation, Henderson’s story about what happened that morning changed multiple times. The casino’s security footage showed no visual evidence that Jean had been at the slot m...

August 19, 2019

When a murder investigation goes cold, and no longer is being investigated by the original team, the case is assigned to The Cold Case Detail. That team tracks cases classified under three categories: Unsolved (no known suspects), Unresolved (suspect or suspects known/...

August 6, 2019

In 1810, Madame Clicquot created her own company Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin. In addition to running a very successful business, she is credited with the invention of the riddling table (a device for optimizing the removal of dead yeast) as well as the first blended Rosé...

July 22, 2019

Having survived many close calls during the course of her profession, 32-year-old Bonnie met her match at the 1929 Pendleton Round-Up, the annual rodeo that still takes place in Pendleton, Oregon. McCarroll drew Black Cat, a horse that on this day had been extremely ba...

July 11, 2019

When I was a kid growing up in the 1970s, my family loved to go to the local racing tracks. We would attend any type of car or motorcycle racing event, but it was drag racing in particular that really sparked my imagination.

June 29, 2019

Phyllis Diller: The Original Queen of Stand-Up 

Having decided to continue researching the pioneering women who found ways to succeed in traditionally male fields, I began watching out for inspiration. As I was flipping through my vinyl LP records for some new music to...

June 27, 2019

Zheng Shi: Terror of the South China Sea

The other night, I was watching Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl for probably the tenth time. Johnny Depp’s tipsy, swaggering portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow never fails to delight me. Just prior to this p...

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