Captain Bartho. Roberts with two ships, Viz. the Royal Fortune and Ranger 1721

The Pirate Code: Rules for Black Bart’s ship (1724)

Bartholomew Roberts, also known as Black Bart, was a notorious pirate who raided ships off between 1719 and 1722. Here are some of the harsh - and sometimes unexpected - rules that governed the crews on his ships.
Juvenile Jungle movie from 1958

How to stop your kids from becoming juvenile delinquents (1958)

When I was a kid, we had the same desire to loot and pillage and rape as these kids today, we were as savage as kids always are, but at the same time, we knew that our parents and all other grownups were unalterably opposed to it, and we didn't do it.

The real death of a cheerleader story (1985)

Although the story below was the topic of the 1994 made-for-TV movie "Death of a Cheerleader"/"A Friend to Die For" starring Tori Spelling and Kellie Martin -- this story has personal meaning, because I was a student at the same school. Along with the rest of the town, I watched this whole tale unfold sadly and slowly during the course of several months.

The Black Dahlia murder (1947)

The murder of 22-year-old Elizabeth Short in January of 1947 was one of the biggest news stories of the 20th century, and continues to fascinate people to this day.