At The Chatner, Daniel Lavery shares, “Ongoing Public Conversations About True Crime Where “True Crime” Has Been Replaced By ‘Murder Ballads’.” Read it here. (Thanks, Kate!) Episode Titles for “…But There Was No One In The Glen.” Chapter One: Whatever happened to that nut-brown maid? “’Twa the most […]
At Chicago Magazine, Jake Malooley writes about the origins of Candyman (1992) in a piece about a murder in Chicago’s Grace Abbott Homes. “To get at the real horror behind Candyman, I knew I had to talk to Steve Bogira. Now 66, the veteran journalist covered race and […]
At Crime Reads, Emily Arsenault writes about poltergeist experiences, Tina Resch and Marcia Goodin. “For any poltergeist case, the first question is always: What was the actual cause? Ghost or supernatural force? An adolescent’s emotional turbulence? A fake? As I spent more time with these cases, however, I […]
At CrimeReads, Claire Whitfield considers misleading characters and murderers hiding in plain sight. “we expect bad people to come with devil horns and a handy label. It’s still a surprise when we find out murderers can be charming and admired in the community. Cruel manipulators might always open […]
The Library of America blog has an essay and an excerpt from Joan Didion’s “L.A. Noir.” “Around Division 47, Los Angeles Municipal Court, the downtown courtroom where, for eleven weeks during the spring and summer of 1989, a preliminary hearing was held to determine if the charges brought […]
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