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  • Podcast: Crime Reporters On The Growing Popularity Of The True Crime Genre

    The hosts of the new crime podcast, "22 Hours: An American Nightmare" join the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss crime reporting, true crime, and storytelling.

    The Federalist
  • The MH17 Charges, Explained

    Four men were charged with murder for an attack on a plane in 2014. What happened then, who are the defendants and what does it have to do with Russia?
  • Is the Show ‘Cops’ Committing Crimes Itself?

    Along with the show’s history of coercion and complicity in abuse, Police Departments featured can effectively make “any changes they deem necessary.”
  • ‘Us’ Explained: When the “Why” Is Far More Interesting Than the “How”

    Spoilers ahead for Us. For the most part, movies are not puzzles. They may have mysterious aspects that lead to an answer, but if your movie just asking you to “solve” it, then the film dies once the movie has been “solved”. A far more interesting and lasting picture doesn’t ask for solutions, but instead looks for interpretations. When it comes to Jordan Peele’s new movie, Us, I can understand the temptation to solve how the doubles work, how they relate to the people above ground, and so...

  • Is showing compassion to migrants a crime?

    Trump – and governments across the western world – are putting humanitarians on trial. That should scare us On 11 June, a federal jury in Tucson, Arizona refused to convict the immigration activist Scott Warren on felony charges that could have sent him to prison for twenty years. What had Warren done to merit such extreme punishment? In January 2018, he committed the unconscionable act of offering food, water, and lodging to two migrants who had crossed the US-Mexico border without...

    the Guardian
  • Baltimore: More Gun Control, More Crime

    Shootings are surging in Baltimore despite the presence of bans on "assault weapons" and "high capacity" magazines, two of the Democrats' go-to gun controls.

  • $999 monitor stand explained

    This alarmingly funny video shows an "Apple Engineer" explaining the company's forthcoming $999 monitor stand. This guy is better than the "Downfall" meme! Also funny: to see people who had complained vocally about Apple's lack of truly "pro" gear denouncing it when it finally came along, because it was too pro. Perhaps Apple should have made a promotional video shamelessly explaining the stand and its veblen-tech price. People would have hated it, all the same, but at least it would have been...

    Boing Boing