Tagged: crime

A Burglary Comedy, 1933

Do people still have “spirit guides”? They used to be pretty popular among fraudulent Victorian mediums, stage psychics and Jim Morrison in that film about The Doors. They’re usually supposed to be helpful, I...

A Disappointing Night’s Work, 1908

Ha ha! There’s something really quite satisfying about rubbish criminals. Here’s an article about some terrible burglars in 1908 – they missed the painting worth £500 and “ceramic curios” and only made off with...

Boy Romeo, 1937

Remember the commotion about “video nasties” in the early 1980s and the debate about whether films could affect behaviour? Well, there’s nothing new under the sun, and all that. In this article from a...