Lori Loughlin getting less prison time ‘n other Admission Cheats!

A quick update in the long-simmering college admission scandal. The Lori Loughlin shoe has now dropped in the scandal, long after the Huffman one did. See my  blog here for my predictions about this case would turn out for privileged celebs. Lori Loughlin, designer hubby, spent months fighting charges In a stunning development  Hollywood star Lori Loughlin and her husband signed plea deals and admitted guilt yesterday. Her attractive face frowning at times, and nodding sadly at others, … [Read more...]

Answering the question, Is the Joker a Psychopath?

I noted in a recent piece  that I'd deal with the question, is the Joker a psychopath? Of course, it matters a lot which portrayal of the Joker we're talking about. Sheltering in place has given many people  time to watch various movies. Of the many featuring the Joker, most have probably see Heath Ledger's The Dark Knight and/or Joaquin Phoenix's Joker. To keep things manageable, let's choose Ledger's version in The Dark Knight, knowing there's nothing ever definitive about a fictional … [Read more...]

Celebrate a killer or his victim on Earth Day? Ira vs Holly.

Who're you supporting if your choices are Ira and Holly?             National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) is this week. So is Earth Week which features today, Earth Day, which celebrates its Golden Anniversary. Earth Week There are stories looking at the silver lining of the Covid-19 pandemic. It's the seeming lack of pollution globally. Though some claim hi up atmospheric gases still loom ominously. And there are also stories … [Read more...]

Ira Einhorn, the Unicorn Killer, dies, but lives on in my book.

One of the murderers in my Privileged Killers and the Psychopaths among us, just died. I've blogged about him from time to time - here for example and with photos here.  Tho his death has been widely reported as due to natural causes, he died of longstanding cardiac problems. His death, allegedly, was  unrelated to the current coronavirus pandemic. .     Nick Arama, writes in NBC Philadelphia that one-time  environmentalist: "Ira Einhorn, 79, has died in prison. Susan … [Read more...]

The Psychopath and The Hare.

The Psychopath and the Hare lip is my way to addressing what's become an interesting debate among moviegoers. Even comic book aficionados have gotten into the act.  And so may you and I as so many of us are at home without  sports,  political rallies, and other live TV as a distraction. We've got time to watch movies like  Joker. The debate is whether Joaquin Phoenix, who won an Oscar for Best Actor, portrays the Joker as a psychopath or not? The Psychopath and The Hare … [Read more...]

Crime – Myths about the Evil Genius Killer – Tutorial for Tru-Crime Fans & Writers

Fans of true-crime books and crime writers  are often drawn to evil genius killer stories. And so are everyday people since these stories both horrify and fascinate us frequently. Evil genius killer tutorial. As a service to my fans and fellow true-crime writers, I'm providing another tutorial. This one deals with the myth and facts about one such  killer, Ira Einhorn. Hopefully, you readers will find it interesting. And you writers will find it useful. Many of our feelings and much of … [Read more...]

‘Bombshell,’ #MeToo, and Hollywood’s inability to portray its own villains.

As promised I will share your questions and comments and update mine now that I’ve seen Bombshell and thought about the #MeToo tie-in. First, I was dazzled by Theron's spot on depiction of Megyn Kelly. And the movie kept my interest and my companion's. Mostly, though, my concern in my prior blog - that Bombshell might gloss over institutional #MeToo issues - was unfortunately borne out. Additionally, I kept thinking,  is Hollywood the best industry to lecture us about #MeToo behaviors,  … [Read more...]