Monthly Archives: September 2015

This Is How the City Where I Live Gets in the National News

Originally posted on ACADEME BLOG:
This item has nothing to do with higher education. But indulge me. ? Murder Suspect, Trial Witness Mistakenly Put in Same Cell Friday, September 18, 2015 LIMA, Ohio (AP) — A jailed murder suspect and another inmate who was about to testify against him got into a fight in a…

Murder Is Our Peculiar Pastime: Fifty Notable American Crime Novels: 11-12.

Originally posted on ACADEME BLOG:
? Condon, Richard.  Prizzi’s Honor.  New York: Coward, McCann, and Geogehan, 1982. Prizzi’s Honor brought Richard Condon to more attention than any of his books, with the possible exception of The Manchurian Candidate (1959).  With Janet Roach, Condon co-wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of the novel, directed by…


Originally posted on ACADEME BLOG:
As editors used to say, here is an item that I received “over the transom.” Paraprosdokians are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected, and are frequently humorous. 1. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many…