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Black Dahlia Murder, Part 2: The Victim’s Makeup

Wrapping up my interview with crime historian Joan Renner, we delve deeper into an unsolved murder mystery. Joan explores her theory that the victim’s Black Dahlia persona began when she was still alive. Read part one, with more details of the Dahlia investigation, here. Our conversation picks up with Joan describing her passion for...

Ginger Spice

What made certain images appeal to consumers back in the nascent days of branding? The answer would confound. There was little or no market testing. It came down to the preferences — and talents — of the printer or advertising firm. There is no accountin’ for taste. While this ginger ale may have had...