Zelda Fitzgerald and Highland Hospital

What is about the Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald that continues to inspire the imagination of those in Asheville? Is it the stark contradictory love of money and rebellion, beauty and darkness, glamour and destitution that says something about the Asheville of the past and present? There is also obvious similarities between our ability today,... Continue Reading →

Katherine Knight

What drives a person to kill somebody, much less cook them and eat them, remains a mystery to most of us? We’ve heard of crimes of passion where people just lose and kill the one they love, but what Katherine Knight did is unspeakable. Not only did she kill her boyfriend, but she cooked him... Continue Reading →

Harold Shipman AKA Dr. Death

Harold Shipman was born on January 14, 1946, the middle child of a working-class family. He went by Fred and was his mother’s favorite child. Vera, his mother, was considered domineering, and she instilled in him a sense of superiority that tainted most of his relationships, leaving him an isolated adolescent. When Vera was diagnosed... Continue Reading →

The Lost City of Atlantis

Plato first told the island of Atlantis through the character Critias in his dialogues. He describes the island as more massive than Asia Minor and Libya put together. It was located in the Atlantic just beyond the Pillars of Hercules, which is believed to be the Strait of Gibraltar. It had an advanced culture, and... Continue Reading →

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