WHAT I LEARNED FROM MY 10 YEAR SCHOOL REUNION

 

I should have listened to my mum when she said, with her infinite wisdom, “Just because you can go back, doesn’t mean you should.” This was a woman who had lived through her own reunions, who had a deep mistrust of Facebook, who had been on Friends Reunited and look how that turned out. This was a woman who knew what she was talking about.

I didn’t listen. Raised on a diet of endless Romy & Michelle’s High School Reunion and Never Been Kissed reruns, I knew what to expect: my second …read more

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ALL ABOUT RUSTINGTON MAY ’16

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Find the May issue of All About Rustington here: a monthly print publication I subedit, as well as working on the magazine’s website and social media …read more

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ALL ABOUT ANGMERING MAY ’16

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Find the May issue of All About Angmering here. All About Angmering is a monthly print publication that I subedit, as well as working on the magazine’s website and social …read more

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CLARK COUNTY JAIL: WHAT WE KNOW

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April 2016, Crime & Investigation

Before you get stuck into the new docu-series The Jail: 60 Days In— which makes for essential and utterly addictive viewing, by the way—here’s some background information on the jail and the reasons behind its undercover experiment: your basic need to know.

What is the Clark County Jail?
Clark County Jail is a correctional facility in Jeffersonville, Indiana. It houses around 500 inmates currently, with both men and women inside.  …read more

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PRISONERS PROVED INNOCENT AFTER DECADES

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April 2016, Crime & Investigation

We all want to think the criminal justice system, though not infallible, usually gets it right (the 60 Days In experiment routing out corruption not withstanding). But in some cases, it falls far short of the truth and innocent people can spend years in prison for crimes they didn’t commit. Some of those are lucky enough to be exonerated, but not before spending decades inside.

Peter Limone

Accused by a former Mafia hit …read more

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STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT: WHAT WAS IT?

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April 2016, Crime & Investigation

Before The Jail: 60 Days In, there came the original experiment that saw average people incarcerated: the Stanford Prison Experiment, in 1973. Four decades later and it is still being talked about as one of the most controversial psychological experiment to ever be conducted. So what exactly was it and why was it so important? The work of Philip Zimbardo, a psychology professor at Stanford University, the experiment was designed to study how easily people would …read more

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7 PREDICTIONS FOR THE JAIL: 60 DAYS IN

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April 2016, History
One jail whose history of corruption runs so deep, its former sheriff has been arrested.  Seven innocent people who are going to spend 60 days in said prison, keeping an eye out for any illegal behaviour on the part of the inmates or the guards, then reporting back—or to use prison lingo: snitching. The Jail: 60 Days In is the first programme in history to try anything like this, which basically means that anything could happen, …read more

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ALL ABOUT RUSTINGTON APRIL ’16

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Find the April issue of All About Rustington here: a monthly print publication I subedit, as well as working on the magazine’s website and social media …read more

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ALL ABOUT ANGMERING APRIL ’16

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Find the April issue of All About Angmering here. All About Angmering is a monthly print publication that I subedit, as well as working on the magazine’s website and social …read more

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HISTORY’S GREATEST SWORD FIGHTERS

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March 2015, History

Forged in Fire’s contestants might claim to be some of America’s top bladesmiths, respected the world over for their ability to carve lethal weapons out of effectively any materials they can get their hands on.

But let’s face it: their ability to handle metal is nothing compared to the abilities of some of those who have come before them: history’s greatest sword fighters.

Like the following, for example:

Sasaki Kojiro

The …read more

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