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|Monday Murder Mystery: Debtors' prisons and 'The Devil in the Marshalsea'
Marshalsea Prison, 1773 Click to enlarge On June 1, 1729, William Acton, one-time butcher and deputy ...
|Hollywood's male chauvinist pigs, 2015 edition
I wanted to write about "Grace and Frankie" this week. The new series on Netflix stars Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda as two 70-something wives whose husbands ...
|When income distorts equal justice under the law
Income inequality has become far more visible over the past few years, thanks in large part to the efforts of the Occupy Wall Street movement. It should be common knowledge by now that the rich ...
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