They all had their reasons. Charles Guiteau wanted to be ambassador to France. John Hinckley hoped to impress actress Jodie Foster. And John Wilkes Booth was pushed over the edge by bad reviews.
In “Assassins,” the madmen, sad sacks and wingnuts who have stepped out of the crowd to kill — or attempt to kill — U.S. presidents finally get their say. Read More
If you don’t know who Nikola Tesla was, you may find out more than you wanted to know about him — and about his invention, AC current (and electricity in general), from Mugwumpin’s “Future Motive Power.”It’s a loopy, partly surreal, site-specific piece that examines the mind, and the times, of an early-20th-century mad scientist who’s been neglected by history. Read More