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Wednesday, July 30


The Transgender Crucible

CeCe McDonald, a homeless trans teen in Minneapolis, was charged with murder for defending herself. Then she became a folk hero.


Diary: Guantánamo

Accused of being part of a terror cell at age 12, Gitmo’s youngest prisoner recounts his life

Tuesday, July 29


The NRA's Murder Mystery

Today, Robert Dowlut is the National Rifle Association’s top lawyer. Fifty years ago, he was convicted of murdering a woman with a handgun.


The Talented Mr. Young

Alan Young has been running the same scam for years: posing as a member of The Temptations and smooth-talking his way into luxury hotel rooms and prostitutes. Despite his clear charm, he admits he has “no skills other than being a con man.”

Monday, July 28


In Ferry Deaths, a South Korean Tycoon’s Downfall

On the cult founder, business magnate, pseudonymous internationally shown artist and ferry owner Yoo Byung-eun, who was found dead in the brush amidst empty liquor bottles.


Crime Fiction

The story of Tryone Hood, who has served 21 years for a murder he didn’t commit, and the Chicago criminal justice apparatus that allowed a serial killer to go free.

Sunday, July 27


Did Michele Williams Get Away With Murder?

On the “black widow” of Keller, Texas.

Tuesday, July 22


The Marquise de Brinvilliers

On Marie-Madeline Marguerite, a 1600s French serial killer.

This is the second installment in The Hairpin's "Lady Killers" series. Previously: "The Blood Countess."

Monday, July 21


Iphigenia in Forest Hills

Anatomy of a murder trial.

Thursday, July 17


The Many Crimes of Mel Hall

A flamboyant player, a charismatic coach, and a sex predator.

Monday, July 14


The Craigslist Killers

The preacher ran a prostitution ring out of his halfway house. The teenager posed as his nephew and later claimed he feared for his own life. Only one man they drove into the woods would survive.


Rikers: Where Mental Illness Meets Brutality

An investigation into how Rikers Island guards treat the roughly 4,000 inmates who are mentally ill.