true crime

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.

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 »