In 1872, 12-year-old Jesse Pomeroy was briefly sent to reform school after brutally attacking several children. After his release, “the Boy Fiend” progressed to murder. A new book takes a look at this unusual case, one of the first to bring the insanity defense — and all its complications — into the public eye.
You're not a geek just because you like science fiction, I know that much, and you're not a geek just because you saw The Lord of the Rings (each movie three times, in the theaters, including the midnight rerelease?)...maybe that makes you a geek.
Moby Dick, that is. This weekend, the whaling museum in New Bedford, MA hosted hosted a 25 hour tag team reading of Melville's classic. Congressman Barney Frank was among the readers, and several gluttons-for-punishment former English majors among the listeners.