Staff Picks

  • Claire Raymond
    Published about a year ago
    The Best World Dramas on All 4

    The Best World Dramas on All 4

    World dramas are fast becoming the thing to watch, and this is largely thanks to one man; Walter Luzzolino. Walter Presents is a huge collection of dramas from around the world that range from comedy dramas to deeply upsetting and disturbing ones. But they all have one thing in common, they are all carefully screened by the man himself before they reach the viewer.
  • Kelsey Lange
    Published about a year ago
    10 Mysterious Unsolved Hollywood Murders

    10 Mysterious Unsolved Hollywood Murders

    Real-life mysteries are always interesting. And when you combine them with the mystique of Hollywood, you've certainly captured the interest of many. It's basically reading the best must-read detective crime novels but with even more suspense and intrigue. These are the top ten most mysterious unsolved Hollywood murders. You can't make these stories up.
  • Rap Disciple
    Published about a year ago
    5 Things Meek Mill Taught Us About the Prison System

    5 Things Meek Mill Taught Us About the Prison System

    After a “probation violation” landed him behind bars last year, Meek Mill has been released. Since then, he’s been at 76ers games, performed at the Rolling Loud Festival, and made appearances at The Breakfast Club and Ebro in the Morning.
  • Kioko Leonia
    Published about a year ago
    Top 10 Must-Read Detective Crime Novels

    Top 10 Must-Read Detective Crime Novels

    "Just one more chapter, then I'll go to sleep, I promise..." Anybody who loves reading will be familiar with this phrase. Then you find yourself up into the latest hours of the night because you said "one more chapter" one too many times. While this phenomenon can happen with any genre, it seems to be the most common, at least for me, with detective crime novels. There's something about that sense of mystery that makes the idea of that next chapter oh so appealing.
  • Krishna Bhandari
    Published about a year ago
    Are Prisons Effective?

    Are Prisons Effective?

    To diminish crime, what should we do? Should we throw the criminal in prison so that when they get out, they will think twice before committing another crime? Having criminals in prison keeps them off our streets, which makes society feel safe. But is prison the only solution for preventing crime? Or is there an alternative to it? Research has shown that prison is not effective, as it does not reduce crime, despite placing criminals in prison. It may be that offenders are encouraged to reoffend after finishing their sentence. However, do they reoffend because of what they are surrounded by, more crime? What causes criminals to step forward and end their lives in prison? A tragic trend which has increased in recent years.
  • Monica Bennett
    Published 2 years ago
    Spy in the Sky

    Spy in the Sky

    Do you ever get the feeling someone is watching? It's not your imagination, especially if you are in the UK or China. While China has the global record for the most cameras, the UK wins if you count per capita. With an approximate number of 500,000, a typical Brit is on camera 300 times a day. The topic is controversial wherever you go. Is privacy being invaded? CCTV is restricted to public areas where people are not supposed to expect privacy. If people can see you, why not cameras? If you've got nothing to hide, what's the difference, right? Some Americans might take issue after the April 15, 2013, bombing of the Boston Marathon. Brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were known simply as Black Hat and White Hat. CCTV followed their blurred images before, during, and after the two bombs went off, and it led to their arrest.
  • Claudia Jerro
    Published 2 years ago
    Terrifying Serial Killer Couples

    Terrifying Serial Killer Couples

    Everyone knows about Jeffrey Dahmer and Ted Bundy, but there are also serial killers who acted together as a couple. Some of these couples have served as inspiration to several films such as Natural Born Killers.
  • Darryl Richie
    Published 2 years ago
    What Is Fair Justice? Stephon Clark vs. Dylann Roof

    What Is Fair Justice? Stephon Clark vs. Dylann Roof

    Stephon Clark and Dylann Roof were in their early 20s when they committed their crimes, but how fair was the United States justice system towards these two individuals?
  • Sian Edmeads
    Published 2 years ago
    She Got Revenge

    She Got Revenge

    [Wife] My emotions were running high. My hands shook uncontrollably as a gripped the bottles of petrol and caustic soda. I took a deep breath. I wanted to hurt him, like he had hurt me. I wanted him to feel the pain I endured every single day from his physical actions, his abuse and even his presence. I was at breaking point. Creeping up the stairs to where Deepak was sleeping, I felt powerful. The past months of my marriage with him I was constantly low, sad, and depressed. This was my way of fighting back because I suddenly felt capable. Standing in our bedroom, watching him sleep, it felt strange. It felt strange being in the same room as him and not feeling scared or powerless for a few seconds. I knew this was only because he was sleeping; he wasn’t the slightest bit aware. I unscrewed the lid of the Napalm mixture I had made and didn’t think twice before I began pouring the liquid over him. It was relieving. The touch of the liquid on his body woke him and it rushed me into fumbling with the lighter before he could grab me and hurt me more. Like a firework, his body burst into tiny flames, spreading to the sheets and covers on the bed. The flames became a protective barrier between my abuser and I.