torture

Film

How 'Torture Porn' Captured the Violent Atmosphere of a Post-9/11 World

Films like 'Saw' and 'Hostel' may have felt like gratuitous gore, but they also reflected an era in which death and torture was entering everyday life.
Charles Graham-Dixon
9.18.18
crime

Horror Writer Blake Leibel Sentenced to Life For Torturing and Killing His Girlfriend

The judge called the murder an act of "inconceivable cruelty".
Manisha Krishnan
6.27.18
crime

Trial Begins For Horror Writer Accused of Torturing and Killing His Girlfriend in Hollywood

A prosecutor accused Blake Leibel of following the storyline of one of his graphic novels in carrying out the heinous crime.
Manisha Krishnan
6.13.18
crime

Inside the Repulsive World of 'Hurtcore', the Worst Crimes Imaginable

Today, Matthew Falder – Cambridge academic and producer of "hurtcore" materials – was jailed for 32 years.
Max Daly
2.19.18
crime

How Do You Know if Your Neighbors Are Torturing Their Kids?

After 13 siblings were found badly malnourished and shackled to their beds in California, it's worth thinking about what to watch out for—and how to help.
Lauren Lee White
1.23.18
Life Inside

I Served 26 Years for Murder Even Though the Killer Confessed

His lawyers wouldn't tell anyone because of attorney-client privilege. Meanwhile, I kept a homemade metal shank with me at all times.
Alton Logan with Berl Falbaum
10.20.17
WAR ON TERROR

The Horrifying True Story of a CIA Waterboarding Victim

Despite being tortured and in CIA custody for over a decade, Abu Zubaydah has still not been charged with a crime.
Adrian Levy
5.19.17
crime

How the Man Who Committed One of Canada’s Most Gruesome Murders Was Caught

How and why Douglas Garland murdered and tortured a former business partner, his wife and their five-year-old grandson.
Patrick Lejtenyi
5.11.17
Stuff

Lawyers Talk About the Cases They Can't Forget

Frédéric Berna once had to defend a man accused of killing his baby, sexually assaulting his daughter and fatally hitting his girlfriend with a flashlight, before raping her corpse.
Sandrine Issartel
10.4.16
News

This New British Gangster Film Shows an MC Performing the Same Crime He Would Later Commit in Real Life

In 'The Intent', DVS is shown burning a man with an iron. He has since pleaded guilty to falsely imprisoning and raping a woman, who he allegedly burned with an iron during the ordeal.
Joe Bish
7.27.16
Photo

An Interview with Andres Serrano, the Photographer Who Aestheticizes Violence

We caught up with the ever-provocative artist Andres Serrano to talk about his intense new exhibition, power, and stating the obvious.
Whitney Mallett
7.6.16
Travel

I Tried to Work as a Journalist in Iran and All I Got Was Paranoia

I guess that's what you get when you try to investigate separatist movements on a tourist visa.
Anonymous
4.12.16
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