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 […]
Do you dare lose yourself in the Pulp Magazine Archive at Archive.org?! Weird Tales! Fangoria! True Detective! Amazing Stories!
It’s that time again. The UV, both A and B, is high. The pollen’s flying. The sun is shining. And everywhere the summer lists are in bloom. So I have a list of comics that might go well with that public radio-recommended salad or be just the thing […]
“Maybe more than anything else Charlie Manson’s story is a Hollywood story.” You Must Remember This podcast looks at the Manson Murders and “Charlie Manson’s Hollywood.” Here’s part 1. (Thanks, Colin!)