Lizzie Borden Events at the Raynham Public Library

Lizzie Borden Events at the Raynham Public Library

On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, I will be presenting a lecture titled “Lizzie Borden in Popular Culture” at the Raynham Public Library in Raynham, Massachusetts. The event is free and open to the public. Lecture begins at 1 PM. She’s everywhere! She’s everywhere!  

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Lizzie Borden on Church Secrets and Legends March 30

Lizzie Borden on Church Secrets and Legends March 30

This Sunday, March 30, 2014, at 10 PM, Travel Channel is opening their new season of Church Secrets and Legends with a look at Lizzie Borden and her association with the Central Congregational Church in Fall River. Here is a preview: This show’s hook is that the church is now cursed because the congregation shunned…

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Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft: Preserved or Neglected?

Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft: Preserved or Neglected?

When the current owner of Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft, the home she purchased with her sister Emma Borden following her acquittal in 1893, bought the property in 1980 for the reduced price of $60,000, an article appeared in the local Fall River Herald News discussing the sale and offering a few details of the new owners,…

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Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft Significant Price Drop

Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft Significant Price Drop

Every year, around the August 4th anniversary of the murders of Andrew and Abby Borden, the current owner of Maplecroft, Lizzie Borden’s home on the hill (which she purchased with her sister Emma Borden following her acquittal of the murders), places his home on the market. Each time he has asked an outrageous price, starting…

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Bridget Sullivan makes the news in Ireland

Bridget Sullivan makes the news in Ireland

February 21, 2014 | Borden Buzz, Case Related | No Comments

The Borden maid, Bridget Sullivan, was the only other person who was present at the Borden house the day of the murders besides Miss Lizzie. Recently, IrishCentral.com ran an online piece on her. Imagine that, after all these years, Bridget still fascinates. If you would like to read the very latest research on Bridget Sullivan,…

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The Literary Hatchet is Now Accepting Submissions!

The Literary Hatchet is Now Accepting Submissions!

Thank you for your continued support of The Literary Hatchet, either as an author or one who has downloaded a free issue through the years! NEWS!! This year we are increasing our publication schedule to include THREE ISSUES! WE ARE AGAIN ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE NEXT ISSUE OF THE LITERARY HATCHET! Publication Schedule for 2014:…

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Review to the Reviews of Lizzie Borden Took an Axe by Fiction Author Michael Brimbau

Review to the Reviews of Lizzie Borden Took an Axe by Fiction Author Michael Brimbau

It seems more appropriate, I think, to have a fiction writer give their take on the Lifetime network TV movie Lizzie Borden Took An Axe. Most historians hated the film for mostly historical reasons (I was not among them). Since this film is entertainment first, perhaps we can look to the fiction writer for their…

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Mock Lizzie Borden Trial on C-Span

Mock Lizzie Borden Trial on C-Span

This oldie but goodie, from September 16, 1997, and posted on C-SPAN. It cannot be embedded here, but you can go watch the 90 minute show here. Note the judges: William Rehnquist and Sandra Day O’Connor. This moot court concerned the case of Lizzie Borden, who in 1892 was accused of murdering her father and…

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Lizzie Borden Took an Axe in Fall River Event Reviewed

Lizzie Borden Took an Axe in Fall River Event Reviewed

My good friend Phil Devitt, editor of the Fall River Spirit, wrote a charming piece about the TapHouse Grille’s Lizzie Borden Took an Axe party that was held on January 25. We had a grand time, even though we couldn’t hear most of the dialogue. We were joined by Lizzie Borden historians Bill Pavao (former…

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Lizzie Borden Took an Axe: A Review

Lizzie Borden Took an Axe: A Review

While I may have become, through time and intensive study, some sort of an expert on the Lizzie Borden murder case, I am first and foremost a theatre professional. My training and education is primarily in this subject—as a teacher, professor, storyteller, and practitioner. I am always eager to see a play, musical, opera, ballet,…

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Lizzie Borden Had an Axe and More Press

Lizzie Borden Had an Axe and More Press

Tonight’s the night. We will all get to see for ourselves just how awful or wonderful the Lifetime movie is on the case. There is one event scheduled for those interested in going out on the town. The Taphouse Grille will be broadcasting the movie with sound on all of their televisions. I plan on…

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Variety does not like Lizzie Borden Had an Axe

Variety does not like Lizzie Borden Had an Axe

Variety does not like Lizzie Borden Had an Axe either. Today, Variety posted their television review of Lizzie Borden Had an Axe, which airs on Lifetime this Saturday. They labeled it “curiously lethargic” and “oddly constructed.” All of this is not only conventionally done, but provides virtually no insight into its title character. That’s because…

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NY Post Does not like Lizzie Borden Took an Axe

NY Post Does not like Lizzie Borden Took an Axe

The first review is in. And it is not positive. Lizzie Borden Took an Axe, premiering on Lifetime this Saturday night, stars Christina Ricci and tells the tale of the murders of Andrew and Abby Borden in Fall River in 1892. The problem the NY Post critic seems to find is that it is loud…

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Lizzie Borden Had an Axe Video Clips

Lizzie Borden Had an Axe Video Clips

The website for Lifetime network has been posting more and more video clips from their upcoming film Lizzie Borden Had an Axe, which airs on January 25th at 8PM. Here is a collection of those clips.

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It was not an axe, and you have a nerve saying so

It was not an axe, and you have a nerve saying so

The talented star of the upcoming Lizzie Borden Took An Axe, Christina Ricci, was on the Today Show on Friday selling the show. She says she believes Lizzie was guilty, which is her opinion, and she is certainly entitled to it. However, when she starts in on the murders as committed with an AXE, I…

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