What literature can (and can’t) tell us about America’s criminal justice system.
Staging historical justice in Hernán Ronsino’s Glaxo
“He needed to know everything about her, and we went beyond his narrative—into his hard drive—to know everything about him.”
Cinematic choreography and the art of showing, not telling.
Compassion, religion, and secrets in a North Dakota boom town.
Madness, SCUM Manifesto, and Valerie Solanas—history’s most famous lipstick misandrist.
Don’t let the hands distract you. The daring documentary El Sicario, by Gianfranco Rosi, interviews an alleged assassin whose only visible characteristic are his lethal five-fingered tools.
Gila looked at the photographs and tried to connect them to the man she’d been secretly meeting this past year, but the pictures came from a different order of reality.
In a photograph my image exists outside of my physical body but does my body still live in a photograph? When applied to the photography of dead bodies, specifically crime scene photography, these questions take an interesting turn.
This First Proof contains the an excerpt from the novel This Is The House That Horse Built.
On June 23, 1962, in Mansfield, Ohio, the brutal murder of two young girls led to the arrest of Jerrell R. Howell, who admitted to the killings after a struggle to force them “to perform oral sodomy.”
This First Proof contains an excerpt from The Devil’s Gentleman.
Harold Schechter’s latest nonfiction work is an elegantly written true-crime story, rich in themes and vibrant details.
“I sing the body electric”—this was Walt Whitman’s Romantic wish, for music to turn us on and shock us in our skin.
In his satiric novel Depraved Indifference, Gary Indiana fictionalizes the incestuous, murderous, disguise-toting grifter team of Kenneth and Sante Kimes, mixing their story with excerpts of letters from Arendt and Kafka.