Oh, the last gasp of summer. Actually, we have been gasping here lately with the crazy heat and the air quality and the rising COVID numbers (and, thank goodness, a local return of mask mandates!). As I wind up revisions on Myrtle Hardcastle #4 while prepping for Kansas City’s Planet Comicon (come see me at table 2240!) in a couple weeks, this is a great time for pie.
If you (like your Learned Author) are an ardent fan of “Forensic Files,” there’s one technique you’ve likely never heard Peter Thomas discuss. Yet in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, bertillonage was at the cutting edge of criminal science. Let’s take a look at the fascinating rise and fall of this groundbreaking method of criminal identification.
If you’re glued to the Olympics this week, you know all about the international sporting festival’s origins in ancient Greece. But what you might not recall is that our modern Olympic Games are a product of the Victorian era. What better time for a recap? (more…)