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In Cold Blood

Oscar, Esquire: Legal Films and the Academy Awards

Adam Banner | Posted 04.30.2014 | Entertainment
Adam Banner

No doubt, selecting "the best law film" is highly dependent on one's personal preferences and even the general mood of the public at the time a film is released. So let's see what Oscar has to say about the best trial films since the inception of the Academy Awards.

Philip Seymour Hoffman: It Feels Like a Death in the Family

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 04.05.2014 | Entertainment
Miles Mogulescu

In my lifetime I've experienced the untimely death of many great performing artists. But I don't think I can remember one that has personally hit me so hard as Phil Hoffman's death.

Jerry Stahl With the Skinny on Fatty, Republican Sun Gods, and Happy Mutant Babies

David Henry Sterry | Posted 02.02.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

Jerry is one of those rare writers who goes between Hollywood screenplays and novels. He writes dark subversive stories and he somehow continues to get away with it.

Leos Carax's Mauvais Sang

Francis Levy | Posted 02.01.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

One of Jean Cocteau's most famous films was Le sang d'un poete. Cocteau makes a posthumous appearance in Leos Carax's l986 Mauvais sang currently bein...

PHOTOS: These Truman Capote Reissues Are Awesome

Posted 02.11.2013 | Books

Random House's Modern Library came out with a new series reissues for some of Truman Capote's classic works. We talked to the designer, Eric White, to...

'In Cold Blood' Killers Resurface

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 02.17.2013 | Crime

LANSING, Kan. -- The bodies of the two men executed for the 1959 murders of a Kansas family that became infamous in Truman Capote's true-crime book "I...

Truman Capote's 'In Cold Blood' Typewriter Sold For How Much?!

| Posted 04.25.2012 | Books

By Gabe Habash for PWxyz: The personal Smith Corona typewriter of Truman Capote, and likely the one he used to write In Cold Blood, has been sold o...

10 True Crime Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

Peter Manso | Posted 09.04.2011 | Books
Peter Manso

What is there to say about true-crime books? They're fun. They can be intellectually compelling, and, like the fictional variety from Hammett, Cain and that crowd, they're more often than not rooted in the far side of respectability or polite society.

HuffPost Review: Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.16.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Hey, Boo celebrates a novel, an imagination and, ultimately, a defining piece of Americana. It's always nice to see a movie that values literature and literacy -- and this is one of the better ones.

How Books Kept Me From Burning in Hell

Charlie Carillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Charlie Carillo

For all the complaining I've done about my Catholic school education, I'm thankful for at least one of their policies -- the required summer reading list.

Connecticut Prison Inmates Reading True Crime And Other Violent Books

AP | PAT EATON-ROBB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

HARTFORD, Conn. — Inmates in Connecticut prisons have access to true crime books and works of fiction that depict murder and graphic violence, w...

Another Kind Of Paper Trail: Books Might Hold Key To Connecticut Killings

New York Times | William Glaberson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The defense lawyers' suggestion that prison library books could have shaped the crime, or that knowing Mr. Hayes read them could turn jurors against h...

Clutter Murders "In Cold Blood" Leave Lasting Impact In Kansas

Huffington Post/Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Fifty years ago, on Nov. 15, 1959, four members of the Clutter family were brutally murdered at their rural farmhouse in Holcomb, Kansas, a crime whic...

Marines' Evidence Proves Murtha Is Right That US Troops "Killed Innocent Civilians In Cold Blood"...

Knight Ridder Newspapers | Drew Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A Pentagon report on an incident in Haditha, Iraq, where U.S. Marines shot and killed more than a dozen Iraqi civilians last November will show that t...