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Was the Jackie Galloway murder inspired by Postmortem?


Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a monster strikes, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst: a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer whose signature offers precious few clues. With an unerring eye, she calls on the latest advances in forensic research to unmask the madman. But this investigation will test Kay like no other, because it’s being sabotaged from within—and someone wants her dead.

    Some interesting facts about Postmortum and Patricia Cornwell:

  • Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta) is an award-winning novel and it launched Patricia Cornwell’s career.
  • Postmortem is based on Richmond’s real-life “South Side Strangler” case.
  • Patricia Cornwell is a former reporter and has worked in a medical examiner’s office.

Read about the Jackie Galloway murder.

Mexican Cartel Extermination Field Found near UNESCO Site

GOMEZ FARIAS, Tamaulipas — Human rights activists searching for cartel victims found an extermination field used by Los Zetas to bury and incinerate at least 500 near a UNESCO-protected ecological biosphere.

The extermination field was found in the southeastern part of Tamaulipas in the rural community of Alfredo Bonfil. The area is close to El Cielo Biosphere, a protected ecological site known as Mexico’s northernmost tropical forest and cloud forest region. Breitbart Texas was able to confirm through Mexican court documents that Los Zetas members confessed to operating multiple incineration sites throughout the border state.

Tamaulipas is one region that has two former governors who are wanted by the U.S. Department of Justice on money laundering charges in connection with cartel bribes. Prosecutors believe that Tomas Yarrington and Eugenio Hernandez received bribes in exchange for protecting criminal organizations. Yarrington is

Read more at: http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/07/25/mexican-cartel-extermination-field-found-near-unesco-site/

ABC to Present 2-Night Documentary Event on Life of Princess Diana


ABC to Present 2-Night Documentary Event on Life of Princess Diana

ABC and People announce a four-hour primetime television event on the extraordinary life of Princess Diana. The documentary event, which will air on ABC over two nights in August 2017, marking the 20th anniversary of her tragic passing at age 36, will capture the most comprehensive interviews ever conducted on the woman known as the People’s Princess: in-depth conversations with those who knew her best, as well as the world’s leading Diana experts. These interviews will be woven together with People’s unparalleled reporting, as well as captivating archival footage of the Princess of Wales. The documentary will not only explore the remarkable chapters of Diana’s life, but will also delve deeply into the ways in which her story remains relevant today. This television event will remind the world why they fell in

Read more at: http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/ABC-to-Present-2-Night-Documentary-Event-on-Life-of-Princess-Diana-20170724

Exclusive: Radley Studios taps Christie McConnell as development head

Los Angeles-based prodco Radley Studios has hired Christie McConnell as head of development and VP of television.

In the newly created role, McConnell will oversee Radley’s core unscripted television business, working alongside Ben Grayson, director of development.

McConnell previously held development roles at All3Media, Shine America and Stephen David Entertainment. Her development and production credits include History’s The Men Who Built America and The World Wars, Tru TV’s Fake Off, and Discovery’s Gold Fever. She most recently served as showrunner for the Nashville Facebook Live aftershow, as well as producing live, digital and branded content for Whalerock Industries.

“We’re thrilled to have Christie as part of our team. She shares our passion and curiosity to tell great stories,” said Brandon Hill, president of television, in a statement.  “With her experience in digital, social, and native content, she’ll also be able to work with our digital and branded divisions to create

Read more at: http://realscreen.com/2017/07/24/exclusive-radley-studios-taps-christie-mcconnell-as-development-head/

Review: ‘Chicago’ at ArtsCentric at Motor House

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Read more at: http://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2017/07/23/review-chicago-artscentric/

Monday’s TV highlights: ‘People of Earth’ on TBS and more

SERIES

American Ninja Warrior Competitors from the Los Angeles qualifier return to tackle more obstacles. Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila are the hosts, with Kristine Leahy as cohost. 8 p.m. NBC

The Bachelorette The three remaining suitors head to Dallas to meet Rachel’s family in a new episode of the reality series. 8 p.m. ABC

So You Think You Can Dance The remaining dancers give it their all to earn a callback and stay in the competition in this new episode. With judges Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Vanessa Hudgens and host Cat Deeley. 8 p.m. Fox

Cooper) races against the clock to save Tulip and Cassidy (Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun) in a new episode of the supernatural drama. 9 p.m. AMC

Gone The disappearance of a Texas teen is probed in the premiere of this true-crime series. 9 p.m. Investigation Discovery

Counting On

Read more at: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-et-st-0724-tvhighlights-20170724-story.html

Raffle to raise money for suicide awareness

In 2009, Houma resident Titus P. Savoie Jr. said he decided to end his life. 

“I saw in the distance a big butane truck coming down the road at a fast speed and decided right then and there I was going to end everyone’s hurts by simply making that one leap of fate,” Savoie said. “As the truck got closer, I positioned myself to jump out in front of it. As it approached, just as I was about to leap, I changed my mind. I remember getting so mad at myself for backing out and was mad for even thinking about doing something so dumb.” 

Ravaged by conflicting emotions, Savoie said he fell to his knees and screamed in a mixture of anger and relief, comforted only by the internal voices of his mother and friend telling him not to go through with

Read more at: http://www.houmatoday.com/news/20170722/raffle-to-raise-money-for-suicide-awareness

Raffle to raise money for suicide awareness – News – Houma Today …

In 2009, Houma resident Titus P. Savoie Jr. said he decided to end his life. 

“I saw in the distance a big butane truck coming down the road at a fast speed and decided right then and there I was going to end everyone’s hurts by simply making that one leap of fate,” Savoie said. “As the truck got closer, I positioned myself to jump out in front of it. As it approached, just as I was about to leap, I changed my mind. I remember getting so mad at myself for backing out and was mad for even thinking about doing something so dumb.” 

Ravaged by conflicting emotions, Savoie said he fell to his knees and screamed in a mixture of anger and relief, comforted only by the internal voices of his mother and friend telling him not to go through with

Read more at: http://www.houmatoday.com/news/20170722/raffle-to-raise-money-for-suicide-awareness

Avishai’s prophetic ‘Tragedy of Zionism’ was denied by Jewish community 32 years ago

The Tragedy of Zionism
Bernard Avishai
(1985, 359 pp)

Bernard Avishai is a keen observer of the Zionist venture. I know him from his fine writing in the New Yorker, The Nation, the New York Review of Books, and other periodicals. I thought it was high time to take a look at his book length writings.

I start with the Tragedy of Zionism. Avishai has said that when the book was published in 1985, it cost him a tenured position at MIT. Perhaps he anticipated what was coming: he looks out from the back jacket of the book, arms defiantly crossed, looking very Abby Hoffmanesque. But the hysterical response was reactionary. See, e.g. Kirkus (the book is “desperately seeking controversy”). In fact, the book is a wonderfully readable and objective account of Zionism from its origins in the late 19th century, up to the

Read more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2017/07/avishais-prophetic-community/

TV This Week, July 23-29: ’50 Years of Hitchcock’ and more

SUNDAY

A new installment of “The Nineties” revisits such decade-defining events as the 1992 L.A. riots and the O.J. Simpson murder trial. 6 p.m. CNN

Discovery Channel launches its annual “Shark Week” with the special “Great White Serial Killer,” then immediately proceeds to jump said shark with “Phelps vs. Shark,” in which Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps races against one of the fearsome ocean predators. 7 and 8 p.m. Discovery Channel