Funny, Foul-Mouthed Ladies

This post originally appeared on Murder Is Everywhere. Watching standup and skit comedy shows became a kind of medication for me in the last year. Mental health maintenance, you know? I feel empathy in the jokes made by Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Samantha Bee, and the cast of Saturday Night Live. But there’s also considerable relief in … Read more

Baltimore’s Rap Sheet Grows

This post originally appeared on Murder Is Everywhere. I was as eager as anyone to see Netflix new television miniseries, The Keepers. The program, which investigates an unsolved murder in 1969 Baltimore, has received admiring reviews. It’s the story of former Keough School students—now women in their sixties—trying to identify the killer of their beloved … Read more

A Japanese Atelier

This post originally appeared on Murder Is Everywhere. The word “binge” comes heavily into use at this time of year. Alcohol and chocolate are common splurges, but relaxing activities of all sorts can become crazy bad habits  when you’ve got holiday time away from work. I’ve a confession to make: I’m binging on something I … Read more