true crime

Film

Netflix's New Ted Bundy Biopic Has One Glaring Problem

‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’ is a biopic about a brutal serial killer. So then why does the film come off romantic?
Nicole Clark
5.8.19
true crime

Kidnapper Says 'Bye, Jayme' After Pleading Guilty to Killing the 13-Year-Old's Parents

It's not the first creepy thing Jake Patterson has said since his January arrest.
Allie Conti
3.28.19
Views My Own

Trump Never Had Anything to Fear from an Insider Like Robert Mueller

We have effectively written white-collar crime and public corruption out of the US code.
David Dayen
3.28.19
crime

Hunting the 'Beast of Buckland': The Search for Linda Cook's Killer

A young man was convicted of the murder in 1988, and served 16 years for a crime he did not commit. Now, a retired detective thinks he knows who really did it.
Hayden Vernon
3.27.19
true crime

Mob-Related Conspiracy Theories Are a Window into America's Scam-Obsessed Soul

Anthony Comello – alleged shooter of Gambino boss Frank Cali – flashing what looked like a QAnon symbol in court was part of a larger obsession.
Alex Norcia
3.21.19
true crime

The American Mafia Has Become an Unhinged Reality Show

The link between the killing of a Gambino mob boss and an apparently MAGA-loving QAnon suspect is part of a descent into postmodern chaos.
Alex Norcia
3.20.19
true crime

The Horrific Story of a Mob of White Cab Drivers Getting Away with Murder

The tragic 1947 event speaks to America's enduring history of racism and systemic corruption.
Seth Ferranti
3.19.19
true crime

The Story of That Gambino Mob Boss's Killing Just Got a Lot Weirder

On Saturday, police in New Jersey arrested Anthony Comello, a 24-year-old who lives with his parents and might have had a thing for Frank Cali's niece.
Alex Norcia
3.18.19
true crime

The Affluenza Murder Case That Shocked America 100 Years Ago

The concept that helped Ethan Couch didn't exist yet, but the fact of two justice systems – and some Puritan morality – made for a wild end to a brutal murder case.
Seth Ferranti
3.15.19
true crime

Everything We Know About the Gambino Mob Boss Who Just Got Whacked

It's been decades since a mob leader was gunned down in New York City.
Alex Norcia
3.14.19
Late Capitalism

The College Bribery Scam Reveals How Rich People Use 'Charity' to Cheat

Anand Giridharadas explains how alleged payoffs to test takers and athletic coaches are part of a larger ecosystem of elite hypocrisy.
Ankita Rao
3.13.19
true crime

'Crime Monthly' Magazine Reveals Our Crime Porn Obsession for What It Is

We read the new glossy murder mag.
Hannah Ewens
3.8.19
0112