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Murderabilia and True Crime Collecting

Murderabilia and True Crime Collecting looks in depth at the collectible world of Murderabilia and delves closely into the cultural impact of murderer and serial killer culture in contemporary society. Through interviews with some of the world’s most prolific and notorious murderers and serial killers this book discusses their point of view on serial killer artwork and crafts being freely available in the public domain and the issues that exist between killer, collector and victim. Featuring exclusive interviews with: Dennis Nilsen, Wayne Lo, Ian Brady, Joel Rifkin, Nico Claux and many more. Also including artwork from: John Wayne, Danny Rolling, Ottis Toole, Issei Sagawa, plus lots of images of some of the most unusual crafts and memorabilia affiliated with some of the most infamous killers of our time. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in, Murderabilia, true crime and serial killer culture. “Murderabilia and True Crime Collecting is the definitive book on the subject of Murderabilia and related serial killer culture”.

How Many Gigawatts Was That? [Special Screenings, July 19-26]

Back to the Future. Photo courtesy Universal Pictures

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? This documentary takes you to the heart of the late Fred Rogers’ career, which he dedicated to how best to speak with young kids, even beyond Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, his PBS children’s show. Regency South Coast Village, 1561 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701. Thurs., July 19, 11:45 a.m., 2:15, 4:45, 7:15 9:35 p.m. $8-$11; also at Directors Cut Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, 25471 Rancho Niguel Rd., Laguna Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Thurs., July 19, 12:15, 2:35, 5, 7:20 9:40 p.m. $9.50-$12.50; and Art Theatre, 2025 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, (562) 438-5435. Thurs., July 19, 1:30, 3:45 6 p.m. $8.50-$11.50.

Yellow Submarine. It’s the 50th-anniversary run of a cartoon that was made at the height of the Beatles’ popularity. The Fab Four is

Read more at: https://www.ocweekly.com/how-many-gigawatts-was-that-special-screenings-july-19-26/

Mellinger Minutes: Royals, Chiefs and is Darren Sproles a Hall of Famer?

This is baseball’s All-Star week, which means all sorts of think pieces about the sport’s problems. This will not be a think piece — but only because it won’t be long enough.

Maybe this is a think crumb?

Anyway, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about baseball as a business, and the Royals’ place in it. Some of this is a result of doing the two-part State of the Royals — Part 2 is scheduled to arrive Thursday at fine internet connections everywhere — and some of it is the franchise’s pending rebuild and new TV contract.

The current CBA is bad for the Royals.

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It’s bad for the Royals because it incentivizes losing, which means more “competition” for

Read more at: https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article215004340.html

Mellinger Minutes, Royals, Chiefs, KU, Mizzou, K-State, analysis …

This is baseball’s All-Star week, which means all sorts of think pieces about the sport’s problems. This will not be a think piece — but only because it won’t be long enough.

Maybe this is a think crumb?

Anyway, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about baseball as a business, and the Royals’ place in it. Some of this is a result of doing the two-part State of the Royals — Part 2 is scheduled to arrive Thursday at fine internet connections everywhere — and some of it is the franchise’s pending rebuild and new TV contract.

The current CBA is bad for the Royals.

Be the first to know.

No one covers what is happening in our community better than we do. And with a digital subscription, you’ll never miss a local story.

It’s bad for the Royals because it incentivizes losing, which means more “competition” for

Read more at: https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article215004340.html

The DVD Wrapup: Quiet Place, Dietrich/Steinberg, A Ciambra …

A Quiet Place: Blu-ray, 4K UHD/HDR
Even though I tend not to watch movies in a theater, before reviewing the DVD/Blu-ray version – especially the blockbusters – I try to keep track of what’s opening and whether the films are likely to be diminished in the home-viewing experience. When Paramount’s extremely clever horror/thriller A Quiet Place arrived at my home, in its Blu-ray, 4K UHD/HDR version, my initial reaction was that it spent a week or two, tops, in theaters, before embarking on its small-screen afterlife. For a moment, perhaps, my eyes mistook A Quiet Place for the title of the 1985 dystopian thriller, from New Zealand, The Quiet Earth. Geoff Murphy’s film only opened on one screen here, capturing $16,375 over its one-week run, a number that’s better than it looks. According to the numbers-crunchers at Box Office Mojo, it would somehow go on to make $2.12 million in

Read more at: http://moviecitynews.com/2018/07/the-dvd-wrapup-quiet-place-dietrichsteinberg-a-ciambra-maborosi-chappaquiddick-josephine-baker-lean-on-pete-jazz-ambassadors-blue-desert-more/

A man who broke into an ‘escape room’ repeatedly called 911 when he couldn’t escape, police say

Just before 5 a.m. on Sunday, Rob Bertrand received a voice mail from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office: It looks like you were burglarized last night. Give 911 a call.

Someone had broken into his Vancouver, Wash., escape room, an interactive choose-your-adventure game where customers are locked inside and find clues that will lead them out.

“I ran upstairs,” Bertrand, 40, told The Washington Post; his wife, Tamara, was still asleep in their bedroom. “I said, ‘Tamara, you’ve got to get up. Things are going down, we’ve got to get to work.’ ”

Within minutes, they arrived at NW Escape Experience, the business they opened a year earlier.

The former Comcast sales supervisor and movie memorabilia collector said escape rooms are his true calling. He first learned about the concept on his son’s birthday. Two and a half months later, the couple bit the bullet — no pun intended. In October 2016, they opened their first room: “the

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/true-crime/wp/2018/07/12/a-man-who-broke-into-an-escape-room-repeatedly-called-911-when-he-couldnt-escape-police-say/

Mad Monster Party celebrates horror

Mad Monster Party celebrates horror

Mad Monster Party celebrates horror

Freddy Krueger, Jason, Chucky and Leatherface have been giving children and adults nightmares for decades. An annual horror convention lets fans see a different side of childhood villains and heroes from their favorite films.

Held in different parts of the country, Mad Monster Party celebrates the horror, sci-fi and fantasy genres with a weekend-long party. The Arizona event is Friday, July 13, to Sunday, July 15, at the We-Ko-Pa Resort.

The event offers a party atmosphere with photo ops with celebrities, a costume contest, “scaraoke,” a horror movie-themed pageant, a vendor room and afterparties.

Founder Eben McGarr grew up watching horror movies and reading comic books. He wrote, directed and produced the horror

Read more at: http://santansun.com/2018/07/10/mad-monster-party-celebrates-horror/

Discover your next summer read at these Twin Cities bookstores

photo courtesy of Magers Quinn Booksellers

The beautiful summer weather is calling for you to grab a blanket, something cold to drink, and a good book to relax with on the beach: Whether you’re all about the forbidden romances, true crime, or science fiction, you deserve to treat yourself and get lost in a bewitching story.

To help you find that perfect paperback, stop at one of these fantastic local bookstores where you’ll discover cozy nooks, well-read staff, maybe some friendly four-legged furballs, and of course, plenty of great books.

Sixth Chamber Used Books

photo courtesy of Sixth Chamber Used Books

This small bookstore seems to continuously expand as you turn down new undiscovered corners with countless books lining the walls. When I visited, the tiniest little dog lazily followed me around

Read more at: https://tcagenda.com/2018/best-twin-cities-bookstores-discover-next-summer-read/

The Shawcross Letters by John Paul Fay and Brian Whitney REVIEW


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John Paul Fay was a dealer of “murderabilia;” memorabilia from serial killers, shrunken heads, and so forth. He developed a business relationship with convicted serial killer Arthur Shawcross, also known as the Genesee River Killer, to sell the paintings he made in jail for him and also planned to help write his biography. They also developed a friendship to the point that Fay began to share some of his darker secrets with Shawcross. The Shawcross Letters is Fay’s attempt to wrestle with his relationship with Shawcross.

“My relationship with to Arthur Shawcross was the closest to a wholesome relationship I’ve yet had. It has continued to be so. Of course, let it be known, “wholesome” is a relative designation, as I don’t abide the concept of human relationships the way an average individual does.”

The subtitle of this book, My Journey Into the Mind

Read more at: https://culturedvultures.com/the-shawcross-letters-by-john-paul-fay-and-brian-whitney-review/