An Unexpected Criminal

The Unspeakable Crimes of Dr. Petiot, by Thomas Maeder Italian criminologist Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909) believed there was an association between physical characteristics and the innate tendency of individuals toward sociopathy and criminal behaviour.  Lombroso's main idea was inspired -partly- by evolutionary and genetical studies, and proposed that certain criminals had…

Why Kerouac means Freedom

  The Town and The City is Jack Kerouac's debut novel, published seven years before his iconic On the Road, about the adventures of the Martin family as they navigate the seismic cultural shifts following World War II. Inspired by Kerouac’s own New England youth, the eight Martin children enjoy an idyllic upbringing…