Hello! Thanks to everyone who read AE’s first go at some original true crime coverage earlier this week. If you haven’t taken a look, the story of Sarah Fox’s unsolved murder is both confounding and complex, and I hope worth a few minutes of your time. I’ll be back Tuesday with something new.
In the meantime, I have plenty of links to true crime across page, pod, and screen(s) to hold you till then:
- Dust to dust, book to movie to TV reboot. The True Story Behind Capote’s In Cold Blood Is Coming to TV.
- The description of this show’s concept seems kind of extra and I had to read it a few times to catch it all—true crime, but also partially animated and also there’s narration, but he’s a real superhero, it’s a lot—but at least the ideas are fresh: Akil The Fugitive Hunter Is Your New Favorite Crime Series
- Two things: The story of the Unabomber is coming to TV but, more importantly, Jane Lynch is playing Janet Reno. Sidenote: Now that I’m an adult, I realize those Will-Ferrell-as-Janet-Reno sketches on SNL were kind of a dick move and I just need to honor that here for a moment.
- Like your pods historical? What, you think you’re better than me? Here’s a look at a bomber who terrorized NYC in the 40s and 50s because of a dispute with a utility (relatable).
- Season 3 of Serial has been announced. It is not about true crime. There are no further details. Saved you a click.
- They Walk Among Us, a very solid UK true crime podcast, returns next month for its second season.
- Later this week on AE, I’ll be offering my take on Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press, which is now streaming on Netflix. It’s good and you should watch it. I promise I’ll still write a real review.
- Aside from that, crime on film is a tad quiet right now, so you might as well revisit a classic. Bustle has a list of Oscar-nominated true crime movies if you need some ideas.
- The CrimeCon article I wish I’d written, but I have a day job.
- Just once it would be great if West Virginia got a win, but in the meantime the least we can do is educate ourselves about the irreparable damage opioids have done there.
- The strange tale of North Dakota’s Midnight Rider serial killer
- Must read: How Accusing A Powerful Man of Rape Drove A College Student To Suicide
- What’s causing all the fires in San Francisco’s Mission District?
- “’Someone breaks into a 39-room mansion and killed the nurse on the grand stairway,” with a candlestick, recalled Joe Kimball, a reporter with the Minneapolis Tribune who covered the murders. “Then went upstairs and smothered the 83-year-old heiress in her bed with a satin pillow.’”
That’s it! Happy 4th for those in the States! (for those elsewhere, we’re so sorry for everything lately, send help if possible) See you Tuesday!
Featured Image: Akil the Fugitive Hunter, A&E