How does one explain the seemingly inexplicable? True-crime stories frequently evoke strong emotions as they strive to do just that. Tales of transgressions can have significant moral power, and often inspire a writer’s best work. This week, we’re bringing you a selection of stories about criminals, villains, and foul play. In “Strange Love,” Elsa Walsh explores a peculiar love affair between John Hinckley, Jr., Ronald Reagan’s would-be assassin, and Leslie deVeau, whom he met when they were patients at the same mental hospital. In “In Cold Blood,” Truman Capote travels to Kansas to speak with Richard Hickock and Perry Smith, to chronicle their actions on the night that they murdered the Clutter family, in 1959. In “Oswald in the U.S.S.R.,” Norman Mailer examines the troubled marriage of John F. Kennedy’s killer and the years that he spent in the Soviet Union. Edmund Pearson describes the mythology surrounding Lizzie Borden, and Alva Johnston writes about Al Capone and other gangsters in New York and Chicago during the nineteen-twenties. In “A Hundred Women,” Alma Guillermoprieto investigates the circumstances behind a decade-long string of murders in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Lucinda Franks reports on the life of the antiwar fugitive Katherine Ann Power, and Alec Wilkinson interviews one of America’s most notorious killers, John Wayne Gacy. Finally, in “The Bank Drama,” Daniel Lang reports on a 1973 bank robbery in Sweden that inspired the name for the disorder known as Stockholm syndrome. We hope that you find these tales as intriguing as we do.
In searching for evidence of espionage, the K.G.B. produced an intimate portrait of the man who assassinated John F. Kennedy.
What her small town in Massachusetts believes about Lizzie Borden, who was tried and acquitted for murdering her family with a hatchet blade, in 1892, is nearly as fascinating as the facts.
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America’s notorious gangsters and the rise of Al Capone.
2020欧洲杯体育投注网Four hostages were taken during a bank robbery in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1973. How did they come to sympathize with their captors?
2020欧洲杯体育投注网The surrender of the antiwar radical Katherine Ann Power was expected to close a painful chapter in American history, but it had a very different effect.
John Wayne Gacy murdered thirty-three boys and became America’s most notorious killer. In the weeks before his scheduled execution, he was far from reconciled to his fate.
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