Appreciating the dark side of life since 1975.

Author: youarethebrightside

Brightside Booklist: 4 True Life Stories To Read Right Now

Brightside Booklist: 4 True Life Stories To Read Right Now

October Brightside Booklist The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying by Nina Riggs Every month I find myself reading at least one book about death. Is it helping me to run faster from my fear of death? I don’t know, but I’m going […]

The Catacombs Of Paris: Who Are These People?

The Catacombs Of Paris: Who Are These People?

Good grief, I’m glad we bought tickets ahead of time. In fact, the line was so long that I felt like Beyonce with my pre-purchased tickets.I was pretty smug, scoffing at all of those poor, unenlightened people who weren’t as smart as we were. 500,000 […]

Brightside Books: Sharks, Widowers, Shapeshifters and Happiness

Brightside Books: Sharks, Widowers, Shapeshifters and Happiness

September Brightside Booklist   The Outsider by Stephen King I love Stephen King. BUT, you know how sometimes when you read his books, you finish and say to yourself, Did I actually like that? I mean, I read the whole 5,342 pages, so I must […]

I Taught The BTK Killer How To Tie Knots

I Taught The BTK Killer How To Tie Knots

I have a confession to make. I have always considered myself to be totally smart and in the know about serial killers and other like-minded folk. I could talk for days about Ed Gein. I could go into detail on how I lurked around the […]

San Francisco’s Secret Tombstones

San Francisco’s Secret Tombstones

I was hangry, it was 11 a.m. and I had already walked 8 miles. I witnessed (with my 6-year-old) someone smoking out of a bong and a bloodied man talking about how he was going to “kick Tyler’s ass.”  But here I was, leaving the […]

Obsession: The Murders of Shanann, Bella and Celeste Watts

Obsession: The Murders of Shanann, Bella and Celeste Watts

Every night at home, we put our phones away so we don’t get distracted from, you know, REAL LIFE. I’ve been sticking to it pretty faithfully, but lately all I’ve wanted to do is sneak off to the basement staircase and scrounge for new info […]

The Serial Killer You’ve Never Heard Of

The Serial Killer You’ve Never Heard Of

I consider myself to be somewhat of a serial killer connoisseur. So, when one comes along that I’ve never heard of, I’m as shocked as a cop finding a head in a refrigerator. I know there are going to be some of you out there […]

4 Graves You Have To See In New York City

4 Graves You Have To See In New York City

  You go to New York City and you do the obvious things, right? Go to the top of the Empire State Building, see the Statue of Liberty, walk around Times Square, see that golden statue thing in Rockefeller Center. Maybe see a Broadway musical. […]

Kurt and Courtney: The Saga Continues

Kurt and Courtney: The Saga Continues

Did you guys hear the story about Courtney Love wanting to have her ex-son-in-law murdered? No? Well, lemme tell ya a story. Before I embark on the details, I have to admit something. I totally think she killed Kurt. I have obsessively read books, watched […]

Brightside Films: 5 Documentaries To Make You Cry

Brightside Films: 5 Documentaries To Make You Cry

My husband always says to me, “Unless it’s a movie about murder or Nazis, you don’t want to watch it.” This quote usually pops up as we go back and forth for an hour about what movie to watch. And while what he says is […]