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  • DS Peters
    Published about an hour ago
    Torsion

    Torsion

    Two men living in the same apartment building wake up at 7 AM on a Tuesday and prepare for their day. They both hit snooze on their smart-phones and lie in bed, wishing for more sleep. Then they each sigh, resign themselves, and get out of their respective beds.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published about 3 hours ago
    "Talking Star: 'The Star Report': Can You Defend Yourself Against Transgenders?"

    "Talking Star: 'The Star Report': Can You Defend Yourself Against Transgenders?"

    Star is Chucky, “the friend you don’t need.” He’s “very bothered.” By being a little annoyed and flustered, he might flip on white people, he says. The prevailing fallacy is that Star only dumps on blacks. He hates everyone, objectively. Mr. Torain wants to give these young black women out here a pass. Star doesn’t allow paragraphs on his phone from other males. Any emojis will mean a block, an ‘LOL’ or ‘K’ will mean that you will be digitally disowned by the Hater. Star then talks about the Triniatarios throwing up gang signs during their sentencing in the murder of Junior Guzman-Feliz.
  • Argenis Ovalles
    Published 3 days ago
    Cruel and Unusual Punishments
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 3 days ago
    "Talking Star: Is Samuel Little the Worst US Serial Killer?"

    "Talking Star: Is Samuel Little the Worst US Serial Killer?"

    Out of the gate, Mr. Torain turns into a “chatty patty.” In regard to Evelyn Lozada, he says that he has not watched the show Basketball Wives in years. He briefly mentions the serial killer Samuel Little as a clout chaser. The topic of discussion sways to the “darkism” that exists against light-skinned privilege with model Rashida Strober. Rashida holds that Cardi B is a “baby Evelyn Lozada.” She criticizes the fact that Cardi is free in the world because of her complexion. Star asks Rashida if she still remained an item with a light-skinned man. Mr. Torain jokes saying that Rashida nabbed an albino. Quickly, he asks if it is high time to cancel Evelyn. Star admits that he’s not up to speed on Wives.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 5 days ago
    Talking Star: Cassidy vs. Arsonal Reactions

    Talking Star: Cassidy vs. Arsonal Reactions

    On a research show, Star sifts through the data to be even more accurate. Judge Tammy Kemp is talking with sense at this time. Star supports snitching and has a campaign called “Start Snitching” and an organization called Snitch Network. Mr. Torain holds that the late Joshua Brown did the right thing. This shows the consistency and integration of ideals that Mr. Torain displays. Also on the show, Mr. Torain explores the rap battle waged by Arsonal and Cassidy.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 5 days ago
    "Talking Star: 'The Star Report: Do Snitches Really Get Stitches?'"

    "Talking Star: 'The Star Report: Do Snitches Really Get Stitches?'"

    Star begins the show with his two fears: “sharks and fire coochie.” He then brings to light the fact that Amber Guyger has been sentenced and convicted. He discusses Joshua Brown, the witness in Guyger’s murder trial who received fatal rounds. He contemplates criminal organizations who have taken out so-called snitches and conspiracists. Mr. Torain says that the cops in Mexico are corrupt. He speaks of the Yakuza in Japan and the Chinese Triads. Stevie Wonder, according to Mr. Torain, could have provided intelligence on how someone gunned down Brown. A caller says that people from the sheriff to the judge acted “unprofessionally.”
Staff Picks
  • Herbert Seward III
    Published 4 months ago
    Series Review: 'When They See Us'

    Series Review: 'When They See Us'

    So... when I saw this dramatic re-telling of the ordeal of the Central Park 5 being advertised on Netflix, I was already pretty sure that it was going to be must-watch television. I was also extremely apprehensive about seeing the events through the eyes of these five kids (now grown men) and being able to emotionally process it all. The case (and the legal and societal issues it brings to the forefront) kind of hits close to home for me as a parent, and as an African-American man. I'd seen the Ken Burns documentary on the Central Park 5 a while back, so I was already very familiar with the case, and some of the very problematic issues it brought to the table for the American public to address. Systemic racism, classism, and lack of accountability for law enforcement and agents of the legal system were all things that were at the forefront of the documentary. Ava Duvernay did an excellent job of showing the social and personal toll this case had on these men and their families, as well as the greater impact that the institutions of the law and media played in that accrued trauma. Every episode of this mini-series was visceral and traumatic. Whether it was the very public shunning of Yusuf Salaam, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, and Raymond Santana upon their release from custody as adults, to the entire fourth episode being devoted to the ordeal of Korey Wise's experiences at Riker's Island as an adult, the entire progression of the series takes a huge emotional toll on the audience watching it.
  • Daniel Sullivan
    Published 4 months ago
    I Thought I'd Always Be a Criminal

    I Thought I'd Always Be a Criminal

    I am a criminal, I heard that so often that I believed it. My mother told me that my father was killed in a shootout with the police, so I grew up with this idea in my head of who I was based on things I was told. Turns out that my father died almost thirty years after my mother told me that he did. I grew up dirt poor and my step father was physically abusive to me and my sister. We moved to a new city every couple of years, I always felt that I did not fit in. Kids, being who they are, would tease me about my Goodwill clothes and my parents ugly car. I started to steal candy from the local store early on and I learned that if I gave candy to the kids that they would like me or at least pretend to. As I got older I began to associate money with acceptance. I never felt like I was good enough for people to just like me, so I bought friends often by stealing and hustling.
  • Vidello Productions
    Published 9 months ago
    13 Expensive Things Owned by Celebrity Prisoners

    13 Expensive Things Owned by Celebrity Prisoners

    13. Montauk Beach Home—Bernie Madoff
  • Mr. Davis
    Published 9 months ago
    The Shocking Story of the UK's Youngest Killer: Mary Bell

    The Shocking Story of the UK's Youngest Killer: Mary Bell

    WARNING: This case involves shocking violence against two children, by another child. This isn't for the faint of heart.
  • Morgan E. Westling
    Published 9 months ago
    Best Addictive Detective Novel Series

    Best Addictive Detective Novel Series

    There is nothing better than finding the perfect detective novel series to get addicted to and cozy up with whenever you have the downtime. As avid readers of the genre already know, when looking for the perfect series, it’s all about finding something gripping that will not only keep you turning page after page, but will keep you on your toes through the entire story. Solid character development is essential in these novels because everyone loves a concept full of depth, where your favorite characters can just as easily be those you admire as those you truly detest. With all that said, there are so many great mystery series out there for you to choose from that you need never be worried about running out of compelling stories to read.
  • Mr. Davis
    Published 10 months ago
    3 Cold Cases Solved in 2018

    3 Cold Cases Solved in 2018

    Some cases sit unsolved for a year. Some stay unsolved and forgotten for 10, or 20 years. When they’re not forgotten and are constantly brought into the light, it can bring about incredible revelations and new evidence. That’s why it's so important to talk about the cases that are seemingly forgotten. Bringing new eyes to them is the least, us as consumers of true crime media can do. When we do that, we better the chances of more cases being placed on a list like this. Here are three cold cases that were solved in 2018.
Book Reviews
  • Pouria Nazemi
    Published 15 days ago
    The Man Who Refused to Hide Behind a Mask

    The Man Who Refused to Hide Behind a Mask

    Once, Oscar Wilde wrote "Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth."
  • Sammi Curran
    Published about a month ago
    Book Review: The Robert Langdon Series

    Book Review: The Robert Langdon Series

    They’re bestsellers for a reason
  • Paul Levinson
    Published 2 months ago
    Review of John Stith's 'Pushback'

    Review of John Stith's 'Pushback'

    I usually review science fiction novels here. But when I came across Pushback, an adrenaline pumping mystery novel by John Stith, who wrote Red Shift Rendezvous, one of my all-time favorite science fiction novels, hey, how could I resist? Besides, the who dunnit of mystery and detective fiction is a close cousin of the what dunnit of science fiction.
Capital Punishment
  • Edward Anderson
    Published 2 months ago
    Delayed Death No More in Texas

    Delayed Death No More in Texas

    "Lord forgive them. They don't know what they are doing," those are the last words of convicted murderer Larry Swearingen. In July of 2000, a jury found Swearingen guilty of raping and murdering 19-year-old Melissa Trott. Crimes he adamantly denied committing, despite the "mountain of evidence" against him.
  • Mia O'Sullivan
    Published 4 months ago
    Richard Chase: The Vampire of Sacramento

    Richard Chase: The Vampire of Sacramento

    Note: This story contains accounts of murder, necrophilia, and cannibalism, each as disturbing and gory as the other.
  • Joseline Burns
    Published 8 months ago
    Criminals & Society

    Criminals & Society

    Historically, society has attempted to discourage crime by making the punishment so horrible that nobody would want to take the risk of committing a crime. In an age where people aren’t afraid of death what can be done to scare them? What can we do in America where inmates consider lumpy potatoes to be "cruel and unusual punishment?"
Celebrities
  • Melissa Adotevi
    Published 11 days ago
    Jussie Smollett

    Jussie Smollett

    Author ID: Melissa Adotevi is an UK born Voiceover Artist now living and working in Paris with over 20 years experience with film, TV, radio, and stage.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published about a month ago
    Reason First: Should Rapper Tay-K Serve over Half a Century Behind Bars?

    Reason First: Should Rapper Tay-K Serve over Half a Century Behind Bars?

    Fifty-five years. Fifty-five years can mean a lifetime of things. Graduations, promotions, weddings, births can all occupy this stretch of time. For rapper Tay-K, his version of 55 years will consist of one hour of physical training every day and the rest confined to a cell. It serves him right. This convicted felon will be looking down these 55 years for his role in robberies and murder. Now, there is a campaign to fill his prison commissary with books, letters, and money to help him “cope” with his time behind bars. Tay-K went on the lam before his capture by United States Marshals. He even released a song called “The Race” right before his capture. In that time, he took to Twitter to voice his “outrage” over being confined to his house.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published about a month ago
    Reason First: Why Did Fetty Fight?

    Reason First: Why Did Fetty Fight?

    It’s pretty bad when you get socked by a guy with one eye. Rapper Fetty Wap, the half-blind rap star found the cold steel of justice wrapped around his wrists in Las Vegas, Nevada for punching a valet at the Mirage Hotel and Casino. A staff member actually made the decision to subdue the assailant who happened to be the platinum rapper. Subsequently, the hip hop star received the charges of misdemeanor assault and battery. So, what does all of this mean? Are semi-disabled rappers really out here trying to knock out able bodied young people?
Fact Or Fiction
Fiction
  • DS Peters
    Published about an hour ago
    Torsion

    Torsion

    Two men living in the same apartment building wake up at 7 AM on a Tuesday and prepare for their day. They both hit snooze on their smart-phones and lie in bed, wishing for more sleep. Then they each sigh, resign themselves, and get out of their respective beds.
  • LUiS Thompson
    Published about a month ago
    The New York Adventure of Toni Cipriani and the Arachnid Kid

    The New York Adventure of Toni Cipriani and the Arachnid Kid

    “The mobster’s plan to organize the underworlds mercenaries, and gain the political power to change history definitely was at stake to Toni Cipriani and the legacy of his family tree. With super enhanced people getting into turf wars all around New York City with criminals and crime lords of all kinds, Toni knew he had to begin strategizing differently. A few vigilantes in particular were known to have some pretty spectacular and daring powers. Perhaps one day Toni Cipriani could exploit these power through specific means. The TV in Toni's small one bedroom apartment showed white and blue collared workers gathered by the masses on the New York streets were to start a strike outside the industrial research facility known as Green Tangerine Industries. The owner of the industries named Norman Osborn, had built up commotion which caused a protest at first among the citizens of Hell's Kitchen, yet now it has turned to the citizens of Yonkers, New York.”
  • John Ridgway
    Published 2 months ago
    Fuentes Last Hit
Guilty
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 3 days ago
    "Talking Star: Is Samuel Little the Worst US Serial Killer?"

    "Talking Star: Is Samuel Little the Worst US Serial Killer?"

    Out of the gate, Mr. Torain turns into a “chatty patty.” In regard to Evelyn Lozada, he says that he has not watched the show Basketball Wives in years. He briefly mentions the serial killer Samuel Little as a clout chaser. The topic of discussion sways to the “darkism” that exists against light-skinned privilege with model Rashida Strober. Rashida holds that Cardi B is a “baby Evelyn Lozada.” She criticizes the fact that Cardi is free in the world because of her complexion. Star asks Rashida if she still remained an item with a light-skinned man. Mr. Torain jokes saying that Rashida nabbed an albino. Quickly, he asks if it is high time to cancel Evelyn. Star admits that he’s not up to speed on Wives.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 5 days ago
    "Talking Star: 'The Star Report: Do Snitches Really Get Stitches?'"

    "Talking Star: 'The Star Report: Do Snitches Really Get Stitches?'"

    Star begins the show with his two fears: “sharks and fire coochie.” He then brings to light the fact that Amber Guyger has been sentenced and convicted. He discusses Joshua Brown, the witness in Guyger’s murder trial who received fatal rounds. He contemplates criminal organizations who have taken out so-called snitches and conspiracists. Mr. Torain says that the cops in Mexico are corrupt. He speaks of the Yakuza in Japan and the Chinese Triads. Stevie Wonder, according to Mr. Torain, could have provided intelligence on how someone gunned down Brown. A caller says that people from the sheriff to the judge acted “unprofessionally.”
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 9 days ago
    Talking Star: 'Are Black People Really on Code?'

    Talking Star: 'Are Black People Really on Code?'

    Mr. Torain is an informant. He tells. He’s a snitch. And this is meant in the best way. Star testifies that he got caught lacking and that a young lady may be on Instagram with a photo of her and Star in the bed. Mr. Torain then switches lanes and talks about the judge hugging Guyger and giving her a Bible. Next, Star breaks down how there’s a difference between bleach blonde and natural. White women who have naturally blonde hair want the “goddess look.” Bleach blondes are just reaching. Then, Star delineates the question of the show concerning blacks being on code or within a collective, advancing in society. He ponders whether as a group, blacks can better themselves in the context of the “greater good.”
Incarceration
Investigation
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 5 days ago
    Talking Star: Cassidy vs. Arsonal Reactions

    Talking Star: Cassidy vs. Arsonal Reactions

    On a research show, Star sifts through the data to be even more accurate. Judge Tammy Kemp is talking with sense at this time. Star supports snitching and has a campaign called “Start Snitching” and an organization called Snitch Network. Mr. Torain holds that the late Joshua Brown did the right thing. This shows the consistency and integration of ideals that Mr. Torain displays. Also on the show, Mr. Torain explores the rap battle waged by Arsonal and Cassidy.
  • Phoenixx Fyre Dean
    Published 6 days ago
    Missing or Murdered? (Part 2)

    Missing or Murdered? (Part 2)

    There are thi ngs that you know if you are from Bloomington, Indiana. You know Mama Bear's Pizza. You know the best spots for the adrenaline rush that comes with cliff diving. You know the architecture rivals that of "Hogwarts" on the campus of Indiana University. You know exactly what it takes to "Sink the Biz." You know basketball, and you speak the name of Bobby Knight with almost reverence (At the risk of having a chair thrown at you, do not speak ill of "The General"!). You know the best live music can be found at The Bluebird or The Bishop. You know the best cuisine from throughout the world can be found in Bloomington. You know all four seasons intimately, and you know Kilroy's Sports Bar.
  • Graham Stewart
    Published 9 days ago
    Who Shot the Sheriff?

    Who Shot the Sheriff?

    A town loses both their Sheriff and Deputy to gun violence in a short period of time. Would you believe a suspect that said that he shot and killed one of them and not the other? What are the chances that a municipality that is small enough to have but one Sheriff and one Deputy will have them both shot in separate incidents by multiple culprits?
Movie Review
  • Trevor Wells
    Published 7 days ago
    Lifetime Review: 'Smuggling in Suburbia'

    Lifetime Review: 'Smuggling in Suburbia'

    Fresh to a new school, Joanie Whitaker (Monroe Cline) is surprised when she is approached by classmates Anabel and Sharnae (Shelby Yardley and Juliana Destefano), who invite her to a party. While reluctant, Joanie attends and is introduced to Danny Kellog (Bret Green) by her new friends, who claim Danny works for a business that delivers expensive cameras to photographers around the world, with Anabel and Sharnae working for Danny as couriers. Eager for the chance to travel and make easy money, Joanie accepts the offer to join the business, with her first trip having her enjoy a trip to New York and starting a relationship with Danny's business partner Tucker (Cole Reinhardt).
  • Trevor Wells
    Published 10 days ago
    Lifetime Review: 'Am I a Serial Killer?'

    Lifetime Review: 'Am I a Serial Killer?'

    Even eight years after the fact, one night still haunts 18 year old Natalie Weaver (Monroe Cline): the night her mother Annie (Crystal Allen) was arrested for the savage murders of Lucy and Frank Miller, a couple who had been boarding with the Weavers—and was ultimately sentenced to death row after Natalie testified against her in court. Now as a teenager, Natalie not only deals with being harassed by her classmates for being the daughter of a convicted killer, but is suffering from nightmares and bouts of sleepwalking with her mother's execution quickly approaching.
  • Brian Anonymous
    Published 26 days ago
    My Review of 'Road to Perdition'

    My Review of 'Road to Perdition'

    Road to Perdition came out back in 2002. I'm not sure why I didn't go watch it when it first came out. I think it may have had to do with all of the quality movies that were coming out around that time. Look back at the lineup, and you'll see a lot of classics in there.
Tv Review