Emma Cline's debut novel The Girls explores the phenomenon of young women opting out of society and into cult-like groups such as the Manson Family.
Here's what I learned taking people like Paul Bernardo to prison.
The writing is pretty shit—but the book is totally legal.
Prosecutors say William Devin Howell killed seven people, burying them all in his "garden" behind a Subway restaurant in New Britain.
Called "Son of Sal" by his neighbors on Staten Island, Salvatore Perrone targeted three shopkeepers in Brooklyn for brutal slayings.
Lonnie David Franklin, Jr. was arrested in 2010 for allegedly murdering ten black women in South LA over a period of two decades. Now he's finally going on trial.
How a string of murders became one of America's most infamous crimes, fueling wild conspiracy theories and rumors along the way.
Eighteen years after Stephanie Lane's disappearance, and 13 years after her remains were found on Pickton's farm, her family's trauma is still not over.
We talked to the documentarian about his interest in the macabre and his latest movie, about an artist who paints in his own blood.
This short film contains some of the few audio recordings of Charles Manson since he's been incarcerated. It features the psychedelic art of Leah Shore and voice of Manson parsing everything from God to suicide.
Whether the video is an urban legend or the work of a uniquely depraved Australian man in jail in the Philippines, a certain segment of the web loves talking about it.
A seven-inch piece of my hair was recently inducted into the one-of-a-kind crime exhibition New York artist Joe Coleman has spent much of his life assembling.
Examining the human urge to hoax.
The man who put one of the most notorious figures of the 20th century behind bars passed away this weekend at the age of 80.
After 21 years in federal prison, I found myself back inside a cell—this time, for fun.
"Columbiners" are mostly young people who often have violent or suicidal thoughts along with a passionate interest in serial killers.
The "murderabilia" market allows collectors to buy ghoulish artifacts like string art made by Charles Manson and dirt pulled from the crawlspace where John Wayne Gacy buried his victims.
I did the math, and I think you could—it would just take a complicated scenario involving hundreds of people hooked up to space toilets.
To this day, sex workers are targeted by serial killers and other criminals and are afraid of going to the police. Tragically, their lives don't seem to matter to many people.
There's a small but dedicated community of "murderabilia" collectors in the UK. I went to meet a couple of them.
Ted Bundy, O.J. Simpson, Timothy McVeigh, Michael Jackson, Rodney King, Martha Stewart, and Oliver North—Dr. Elizabeth Loftus has testified on behalf of them all.
I recently started thinking and writing about the infamous LA serial killer. Not because I sympathized with him, or wanted to humanize what he had done, but because there was something in his extreme behavior that was fascinating.
In 2009, 11 decomposed corpses were found buried in shallow graves in the desert above Albuquerque. It was the most horrific murder case the city had ever seen. Five years later, and the police still have no suspects.
I often speculated that the Bikini Killings were a twisted, homoerotic death ritual triggered by amphetamine psychosis. I wanted to suggest this to the Bombay police, but since I was on speed myself, I had the paranoid thought that if I brought it up they…