murder

  • Did a Murderer Just Give Himself Away on Yelp?

    On May 3rd, a 36-year-old Iraq war veteran and college student named Maribel Ramos was reported missing by her family, after failing to turn up to several events in Santa Ana, California. A couple of days later Maribel's roommate KC Joy started posting...

  • Papua New Guinea Is Still Burning "Sorcerers" at the Stake

    Some of the people who live in the more remote regions of Papua New Guinea possess an extreme belief in the power of the occult. They take it seriously enough that, in the past couple of weeks, some of them have formed an armed mob and attacked two...

  • It's Still All Right to Kill Your Wife and Sister in Jordan

    Getting away with murder in Jordan is easy, as long as the victim is your wife, sister, or daughter and you claim it was an honor killing. Just last Saturday, a female was found dead near Amman with her throat slit, her belly slashed open, and her four...

  • Romanian Prison Vogues

    For the last few years, prisoners in Romania have been able to dress however they want as long as they maintain minimum standards of decency. This got our Romanian counterparts wondering: What do chicks wear when they're surrounded by the awfulness and...

  • Will Anonymous Retaliate for Christopher Dorner's Probable Death?

    With all signs pointing to Christopher Dorner being dead after his killing spree wrapped up inside of a burning cabin, Anonymous has been stirring a pot of skepticism online as dissent against the LAPD grows.

  • Bath Salts, Orgies, Murder, and Anti-Virus Software

    If there is one thing society can learn from the soap opera now engulfing tech zillionaire John McAfee, it is that rectal shelving is the best way to take the psychoactive drug MDPV.

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  • The New Orleans Murder Wall Won't Stop Growing

    While New Orleans is traditionally thought of as the city of jazz, Mardi Gras, and semi-functional alcoholics, it's also the city with the highest murder rate in the country. A local priest is trying to bring greater awareness to the problem by writing...

  • God Vs. The Ladies

    The original scriptures—the template which has led to today's incarnation of religion—were written by men during a time when women were property and mystical beasts who occasionally farted out children. This factoid explains the troubling inherent...

  • The Room All to Itself

    This is one of James Purdy’s last unpublished manuscripts. Written in 1978, the short play is every bit as uncompromising and brutal as his fiction.

  • Before He Was a Murderer, J.T. Ready Gave Us a Tour of the Border

    Not too long ago, we interviewed J.T. for our piece on border militias, and while we understood that J.T. had a lot of anger, we didn't realize how deep his hatred ran.

  • Murders in K-Town

    In one week in Chicago we had five officers in six shootings, two of them deadly. Both victims were discovered to be unarmed and both cases seem to have been covered up by the city.

  • Driving a Bus in Ciudad Juarez Is Dangerous Business

    In Ciudad Juarez, women are assassinated, kidnapped, and abused by the police as well as the gangsters. These women are the passengers on Lety’s bus.