To catch a serial killer.
An embroidery collective in Mexico sews the stories of slain women.
“Do you know what it means to have a wound that never heals?”
Can Fitbit data help to convict the alleged perpetrator of a brutal murder?
“We were interested in dead girls, but so interested in them that we were trying to do the opposite of what had been done before.”
“What Gene and Sandy offer is not the hope of rescue, but the solace of finality. They have spent years crisscrossing North America in the service of grief.”
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This month’s books newsletter is a bodily affair.
Thailand’s criminal justice system is plauged by an accepted double standard, where corruption prevails.
Years after her cousin was killed, Lilly Dancyger is haunted by images of murdered women in the news.
After stumbling upon the scene of the capture of an escaped murderer, clinical social worker Jennifer Lunden grapples with the polarities of innocence and guilt, social neglect and social justice.
Dead bodies, shots fired at passing cars, rumors of a survivalist carrying a rifle — what is happening around Malibu Creek State Park, and did police capture the right suspect?
Filipinos are reckoning with their presidents’ violent approach to the drug trade.
True crime’s massive gender gap (95% of murderers are male) isn’t really one that needs fixing. And yet, since the beginning, a steadfast minority of Ripperologists have argued that Jack was really Jill.
Journalist Evan Ratliff has uncovered the shocking reach of Paul Le Roux’s criminal enterprise — a global network of pawns, most of whom were unaware of the full extent of the empire.
How did an ambitious, kind 23-year-old go from working at a California cannabis dispensary to living in Manila with an internet criminal?
Thinking of Qandeel Baloch’s murder as an honor killing doesn’t capture the whole truth. She was silenced for revealing men’s hypocrisy.
The investigation into the murder of two Canadian pharmaceutical giants remains inconclusive.
While the Sally Horner case gave ‘Lolita’ its main character, the Edward Grammer case gave the book an almost perfect murder.
‘Too often, Suffolk detectives acknowledge, police have stereotyped young immigrants as gang members and minimized violence against them as “misdemeanor murder.”’
A video of a missing woman being murdered has surfaced on the internet, confirming the worst. Her boyfriend, lying low at a friend’s house, stumbles upon a radio program whose enigmatic host says she’s still alive.
In an attempt to understand her own chronic pain, Diana Whitney uncovers a violent trauma from her mother’s past.
Journalist Donna Minkowitz realizes 25 years later she was victim to her own internalized homophobia and ignorance on trans issues when she broke the story of Brandon Teena, subject of Boys Don’t Cry.
Issac Bailey wants us to recognize that the families of perpetrators need just as much support as the families of victims.
Police eventually figured out who killed Jaimee Mendez, but not how or why.
Pamela Colloff took the same 40-hour course that is the sum total of the training many blood spatter experts claim… and it did not inspire confidence in the reliability of this particular forensic “science.”
No one twigged that whenever a member of the Harrison family died, it was always just before an important hearing in a bitter child custody battle.
Alex Mar on how and why teen-girl duos become murderous.
If reporting becomes excessive, it can do more harm than good.
The ex-convict, who became a history scholar behind bars, prepares to start classes at NYU instead.