true crime

The Ends Justify the Screens: Why Onscreen AAPI Representation Simply Isn’t Enough

Within a few weeks of each other, scandals regarding racist production practices on both Kim’s Convenience and Shadow and Bone made headlines.

All the Ladies in the House: “Impeachment: American Crime Story” Has a Woman Problem

A paper-thin portrait of political women leans into the prurient, and assumes the worst. Read more »

Deadly Silence: “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” Romanticizes Addiction and Tragedy

Michelle McNamara’s decision to push past the limits of her health and safety turns into another byproduct of the Golden State Killer’s story, rather than a warning about the perils of being consumed by one’s work. Read more »

Brutal Entertainment: “Sadie” Turns True Crime Upside Down

Not many people get to build a platform on writing the most brittle girls imaginable. Read more »

Pulp Nonfiction: The Unnerving Fascination with Prime-time True Crime

Our relationship with fear, excitement, and violence against women hasn’t evolved at all. Read more »