“How do you survive when life as you know it is falling apart? What do you do when it seems like every institution, nearly every person in a state of more than 11 million people, and even a member of your own family doesn’t want to help you? Courtney Smith learned how.”
Journalist Diana Moskovitz revisits Pulitzer-prize winning crime reporter Edna Buchanan’s memoir “The Corpse Had a Familiar Face,” enshrined as part of a “textbook collection of great works of literary journalism.” “I reached for it as America erupted this month, yet again, in protests over the killings of Black people at the hands of police, wondering what Edna Buchanan, one of the greatest influences on late 20th century crime writing, would have to offer this moment.”
Deadspin senior editor Diana Moskovitz has been one of the few reporters to cover not only both of Bill Cosby’s trials but also his conviction and sentencing, in which Cosby will spend upwards of ten years in state prison for sexual assault. She describes in vivid detail the exhaustion and public suffering still exacted on women, even during the #MeToo era.