Posts Tagged: serial

The Logic of the Book: Talking with Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

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Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich discusses The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir, the importance of narrative structure, and the difference between facts and stories.

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Peeping under the Goddamn Door: The Price of Empathy in S-Town

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[F]or the first time, I really see the tradeoffs between privacy and honest-to-god, up-close empathy.

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: We Aren’t Killers; They Are

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One story mirrors our identity—any of us could be falsely accused! The other tale is about the Other—because it’s unfathomable that one of us would commit murder. We aren’t killers; they are.

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Casting JonBenét and the Pageantry of Brokenness

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It is an uncomfortable admission, but we hunger for stories that sensationalize the extremes of human behavior. We want to crawl under the police tape and see the outlines of bodies.

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The Read Along: Kelsey Miller

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The Read Along is a new column that offers a glimpse into the reading habits of real-life writers. Our first installment features Kelsey Miller, author of the memoir Big Girl and columnist at Refinery29.

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Serial: A Rumpus Roundup

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This American Life spinoff Serial is a nonfiction podcast told over multiple episodes. Premiering back in October, Serial explores the case of Adnan Syed, who has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. Much of the intriguing drama around the story stems from the fact that many aren’t convinced […]

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Weekly Geekery

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Victorians: The original futurists. Can Sony stop the leaks? Can social media stop vitriol and still maintain freedom of speech? Should you go to jail for your Facebook profile? What a podcast teaches us about memory. Wikipedia is becoming as cumbersome as, well, real encyclopedias. Owen Thomas and a career editing for the web.

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True Lies

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At Salon, Laura Miller covers a recent update in the ongoing criticism of—and legal proceedings involving—Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood. Ronald Nye, the son of Harold Nye, a former agent for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation who has since died, can finally publish his father’s documents. These notes that he kept during the case present […]

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