Nov 11, 2021
Amanda and Sarah cover a misunderstood murderess and a fairytale
with multiple versions. Amanda heads to late-1800s New York City
for the story of Maria Barbella, an Italian immigrant woman who
famously took the law into her own hands. Sarah looks at the
possible origins and many varied takes on Rapunzel from throughout
history. Other subjects covered include heartburn hassles, Pier One
memories, and courtroom knives.
Amanda recommends two 80s slasher films, Edge of the
Axe and He Knows You're Alone.
- New York Times (MARIA BARBELLA TO DIE; Sentenced to be Executed
at Sing Sing in the Week of Aug. 19)
- New York Times (An American Tragedy)
- NY Daily News (Old World revenge -- 'Only a pig would marry
you,' Domenico Cataldo says to Maria Barbella)
- Chicago Tribune (MARIA BARBELLA AND HER DATE WITH THE ELECTRIC
- "Maidens and Their Guardians: Reinterpreting the 'Rapunzel'
Tale," by Laura J. Getty from Mosaic, An Interdisciplinary
Critical Journal, June 1997, Vol. 30, No.
- Wikipedia (Petrosinella, Persinette, Rapunzel)
- Charlotte Henley Babb (Charlotte-Rose: Writer of Rapunzel)
- History Collection (The Real Rapunzel was Locked in a Tower and
Beheaded By Her Dad)
- Tor.com (Forbidden Desire and Locked Doors: The Origins of
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