The Big Apple – Feb 10-16 2019


We finish our roundup in my hometown, NYC. It was not supposed to end in New York but the random generator from which we get our listing never seemed to pick it: New York has always been hated for one thing or another it seems even in maths. Like Long Island native, Rodney Dangerfield, New…

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Hawley Crippen + the Show Girl


Hawley Crippen  was an American doctor who lived in London with his wife Cora, a London dance-hall girl.  She  was last seen by friends after a dinner at their house in January of 1910. She was known to brow-beat and demoralize her husband in public,  a soft-spoken and relatively meek man, who practiced homeopathic medicine.…

Not so Sunny von Bulow


Biograph: Martha (Sunny) von Bülow, was an American heiress who first married Austrian playboy prince and then to a Danish-born man-about-society who was twice tried on charges of attempting to murder her, died on December 6th, 2008 on a Saturday at a nursing home in Manhattan. Mrs. von Bülow, who was 76, had been in…