Articles tagged true crime

Did Robert Durst Jinx HBO’s ‘Serial’ Adaption?

The final, unscripted moments of HBO's The Jinx have opened a pandora's box of questions surrounding the network's potential adaptation of the Serial podcast.

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Contemplations on the Nature of Truth: True Crime, ‘True Detective’, and ‘Serial’ Obsessions

True Detective and Serial mark our society’s preoccupation with all things illegal, especially when they end in murder.

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‘The Art of the English Murder’: It’s Not all Good Clean Fun

The second half of the19th century saw the murder rate drop precisely when "the activity of enjoying a murder became increasingly acceptable."

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Some Assembly Is Required for Reading ‘Boston Mob’

At times, Mark Songini stretches ideas beyond their breaking point, making the reader reassemble them with Krazy Glue and chicken wire.

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The Seven-Layered Arsenic Cake of Madame LaFarge and Other Crime Classics

Crime Classics, a 1953 CBS ‘true crime’ radio series, seems to be something of a slap in the face to audiences’ sense of identification and notions of self-importance, presenting a vision of a callous and petty world where the individual matters little, and their thoughts and feelings matter less.

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Natural Born Killers: The Director’s Cut

Stone's pedigree secure, the Hollywood maverick turned on the system itself; tarring sensationalism, public bloodlust, and judicial entropy, seemingly with the same brush.

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The Red Parts by Maggie Nelson

The "red parts" in question are those of Maggie Nelson's Aunt Jane.

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Seduced by Madness: The True Story of the Susan Polk Murder Case by Carol Pogash

What makes Pogash's book so powerful is that it evokes the universal bafflement we feel over the tortured relationships some other people endure.

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True Crime: Streets of LA

Restraint in a lawless world is hard. Cops have to tangle with folks that have total freedom of action every day, and they need to do it the hard way, the frustrating way. They have to follow the rules even though they get to carry a gun.

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10 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

True Crime: Streets of LA

You can only listen to Kang shout 'It's Dim Sum time!' as he shoots up a Chinese gang so many times before you start to get uncomfortable.

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True Crime: New York City

The game continues to remind you that being a good cop in such a rough and violent occupation is less than easy.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

True Crime (1999)

Steve Everett is an old-school newspaper reporter, the kind who has improbable hunches that turn out to be right, who gives investigative reporters a good name, who's relegated to fiction these days. He's also more complicated than that, a self-styled macho boozer and womanizer, but recently slipped into another state, feeling confused and a little pathetic.

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Call for Papers: Do You Believe in Life After Auto-Tune?

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"Which is better, Cher’s voice before or after Auto-Tune?

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