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A Monstrous Fail - The Museum of Jack the Ripper

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Originally envisioned to be the first museum in the UK celebrating women, it has now been turned into a museum focused on Jack the Ripper and the supposed “ladies of the night” he brutally murdered.   23 more words


Gonzo News: Cellphones Cause Cancer, Ghost Photo, Raw Sewage, and the Internet Mob Is Out Of Control

A new meta-study—which is essentially a study of hundreds of other studies—links cellphone usage to cancer. Which, let’s face it, is something we all kinda figured was the case but we put it out of our minds because there is no way in hell we are going to be separated from our precious goddamn cellphones even if it means a brain tumor in 15 years. 351 more words

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Jack the Ripper, ‘interesting history’ and masculine violence

The revelation that a museum promising to be ‘the only dedicated resource in the East End to women’s history’ is instead opening as a Jack the Ripper Museum – telling the story of a Victorian serial killer – has rightly… 1,012 more words


Ashleigh Hibbins reblogged this on The Museumphiles and commented:

Thought-provoking response to the new Jack the Ripper Museum in London, and current trends in public history. What do you think?

London’s streets: what’s in the name?

I was having a grumpy old lady moment recently about things named for large global companies; I can’t remember what specifically sparked it off, but something like the O2 Arena. 525 more words

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Can a Jack the Ripper museum replace one of women's history?

A new London museum, originally proposed to be a celebration of women in the East End, was met with understandable outrage and branded a ‘sick joke’ as the owners revealed it would be dedicated to Jack the Ripper – an unknown man who killed Whitechapel residents Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes, and Mary Jane Kelly in 1888. 1,071 more words


Cody Mcfadyen has become my ultimate favorite crime writer. I especially love the Smoky Barrett Series.