Koryta uses the elements of the winter in Indiana to add chill to his story. Then he overlays that with any reader's feeling of claustrophobia by taking Novak deep down into the bowels of the earth. These isolated areas of tight space and total darkness play to all of our darkest fears.
Baltimore and the District of Columbia are alike in that they want answers and a greatly reduced violent crime rate. What is clear is that a one size fits all approach will not work to stop the increased violent crime in both cities.
It was 32 years ago, August 21st, 1983, that I witnessed a murder. I didn't actually see it, mind you. The gunshots. I was more an ear-witness than eyewitness. The victim was a 50-year-old politician named Benigno Aquino Jr. -- known to everyone in the Philippines by his nickname "Ninoy."
The murder of trans women, particularly trans women of color, is a real epidemic facing our nation. We demand immediate attention on both local and national levels to end this violence.
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Robots should also not hitchhike, at least not in the United States. You see, we don't take kindly to robots around these here parts. In Canada? Sure thing. In Canada, you can be a robot, show a little knee, and be picked up 19 times over 26 days, and live to tell the tale.
It is at this point in the evolution of our culture that we need to find what the political parties and media have worked so doggedly to hide from us, our common ground. We agree more than we think we do, and there is too much at stake to give up and walk away.
Justice cannot breathe when Black men and boys and women and girls are routinely profiled, abused, arrested, and killed with impunity by police officers. We must stop this. We must protect the lives of our young people -- all of them.
Roxane Gay recently wrote a blistering column for the New York Times about indicted mass murderer Dylann Roof in which she declared unequivocally that she couldn't forgive him though other people have.
When I read the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, I do think of Mike Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice. I also think of Penny Proud, London Chanel and Candra Keels. But I also think of Andre and the two other young queer people of color who been murdered in Pittsburgh in the past two years.
This is in no way a murder mystery. It's more of a lesson that people and circumstances are not always what they seem, especially Roger, who is too often mistaken for a 'half-wit."
What I appreciate about Irrational Man, Woody Allen's latest effort, are the unexplored moments, or better put, the places I explored after suitable reflection.
Allen was responding to a question about his research process, specifically about the murders he's portrayed in his films. In his newest, Joaquin Phoenix stars as a college professor in an existential crisis; he comes to believe that killing another person may snap him out of it.
I lose energy when I am in a crowd of people. It's almost like my light switch goes off and my ability to interact with people just shuts down. My switch flipped off about an hour before the show was over. I'm sorry, I mean about an hour before the murder was solved.
Sasha Arango's THE TRUTH AND OTHER LIES is like no other book you will read this summer. It is a mystery that is never concluded; a character study that is never fully formed. It is a book without heroes - just villains and inept individuals.
In Norway, 31-year-old Rubirosa Irgens has admitted to killing her husband, Helge Ove Irgens, a former driving instructor 30 years her senior. She knocked him off by sneaking a smoldering portable barbecue into the bedroom as he slept, leaving it there to poison him with carbon monoxide.