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Dr Raj Persaud

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The Psychology of Corpse Dismemberment - The Motivation Behind the Most Grotesque of Crimes

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted June 8, 2012

Warning: this article contains explicit and disturbing content.

German police earlier this week were reported to have arrested Luka Rocco Magnotta, a former porn actor suspected of mailing severed body parts to Canadian political party offices, but in the meantime yet another series of grisly twists have...

Julie Stewart

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Florida Gun Law Gives Disabled Vet the "TSA Treatment"

Julie Stewart | Posted June 8, 2012

Nothing seems to bring the American people together like the TSA's hyper-consistent passenger screening policy. If you are a late-night comedian or applause-hungry politician, all you need to do is read the latest headlines, "TSA pats down child in wheelchair," "TSA gropes cancer-stricken 95-year-old," etc. We know why TSA does...

James Franco

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Summer Reading Part 2: Fatty Speaks

James Franco | Posted June 8, 2012

There are many departments on a movie set, and they each have a time to work and a time to rest. For actors, time is something you trade with the lighting department. The cinematographer lights while the actors wait, then the actors perform while the lighting crew waits. During the...

Jennifer Gilbert

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How I Rebuilt My Life After Being Attacked

Jennifer Gilbert | Posted June 8, 2012

Jennifer Gilbert is the author of "I Never Promised You a Goodie Bag" (Harper, $24.99)

When I was 22 years old, I was followed off the subway and brutally attacked. I was stabbed approximately 37 times with a screwdriver, and left for dead. May 30th 1991...

Joel Cohen

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What If Etan Patz's 'Confessed' Killer Had Had a Lawyer?

Joel Cohen | Posted June 8, 2012

Pedro Hernandez, the man who has now confessed to murdering six year old Etan Patz 33 years ago, had no lawyer when he decided two weeks ago to confess the killing to the police. Things don't always happen as they do on television.

Whatever motivated him to confess now (and...

Jessica Wrobleski

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The Limits of Security, and the Promise Of Hospitality

Jessica Wrobleski | Posted June 8, 2012

In a recent New York Times column, Rich Benjamin insightfully describes "the bunker mentality" of America's gated communities as a significant part of the backdrop to the tragic and much-discussed killing of Trayvon Martin. Benjamin, who spent several years living in and interviewing the (predominantly white) residents of gated housing...