The details of the Cleveland kidnapping victims’ ordeal are both shocking and heartbreaking. The sheer number of years that these women endured their kidnapper, Ariel Castro, is astounding: Michelle Knight (now 32), held since 2003; Amanda Berry (now 27), taken in 2003; Gina DeJesus (now 23), taken in 2004. Now, we are hearing from them. More
You know how sometimes, you hear a news story that involves an action so absurdly silly and avoidable, you can’t help but shake your head? Today, your daily dose of head shaking is brought to you by one Rahmell Pettway and his fake kidnapping. More
The tragic case of Maria Susana Flores Gamez has not been highly publicized for its mere violence; it’s been all over the news because she was a beauty queen. More
There are few times in life when you can openly announce to the world that you are going on a sex retreat and people will respond with glee and encouragement. But after your wedding, pretty much everyone you know will be happy for you to spend as much time as you’d like attempting to procreate while on your honeymoon. More
By now, one assumes that all of us internet-readers know about Elizabeth Smart’s ongoing trial in Utah. Smart has made, it would seem, an incredible recovery after her abduction ordeal at the hands of Brian David Mitchell.
Honestly, why didn’t I think of this? Jaycee Duggard, the 29-year-old mother of two who was held captive since the age of eleven until last year, is likely to receive a $20 million settlement from the state of California. The … More