The Story of the 1930s "Impossible Murder" That Utterly Fascinated Raymond Chandler


The murder of Julia Wallace in Liverpool in 1931 was of the rarest sort: a real-life killing that invoked some of the most well-worn tropes of Golden Age mystery fiction. Her husband, William Herbert Wallace, was the chief suspect, but the case confounded the courts—and enthralled the public. »9/24/15 3:40pm9/24/15 3:40pm


Glow-in-the-Dark Teepee Searches For Alien Life In Liverpool

The Mersey Observatory in Liverpool, England will soon look like a 50-meter-high space-age teepee — and it will glow in the dark, thanks to a photoluminescent material that works like glow-in-the-dark stickers, sucking up light during the day. The contest-winning design for the Observatory uses the natural energy… »4/03/08 7:00pm4/03/08 7:00pm

Futuristic Lighthouse Replaces the Beatles as Coolest Thing About Liverpool

Liverpool was okay with just being the birthplace of the Beatles for a long time. But this is no longer the case. Bored with their antiquated reputation that is dwindling in significance as Beatles fans age and die off, the city is commissioning a new lighthouse observatory that will give Liverpool an image boost.… »2/19/08 7:30pm2/19/08 7:30pm