All the Latest Conspiracy Theories: A Journalist Explores

Book review: Republic of Lies, by Anna Merlan (Amazon / Book Depository) It's a typically disorienting winter day in an unremarkable part of Los Angeles, the palm trees bristling above the Walgreens and the tire shops, the golden light washing insistently over the slowly rotating sign above a twenty-four-hour burger joint, its paint peeled away... Continue Reading →

They All Love Jack: The Ripper as Conspiracy Theory, Not Mystery

Book review: They All Love Jack, by Bruce Robinson (Amazon / Book Depository) ... there was nothing illaudable about being a Victorian Mason, any more than it was improper to enjoy membership of a tricycle club. But ... this narrative is about the bad guys, and about one in particular who went rotten, and what... Continue Reading →

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