Tuesday, June 11, 2013
“Beautiful, bikini model, gorgeous. ‘A Farah Fawcett look-alike,’ she was actually a contestant for the title. This is what you’ll hear about Debra Davis, as well as the fact she was murdered by her jealous boyfriend, who says he looked on while Whitey Bulger strangled her.” -David Boeri, from WBUR’s new series on the mobster. 

Beautiful, bikini model, gorgeous. ‘A Farah Fawcett look-alike,’ she was actually a contestant for the title. This is what you’ll hear about Debra Davis, as well as the fact she was murdered by her jealous boyfriend, who says he looked on while Whitey Bulger strangled her.” -David Boeri, from WBUR’s new series on the mobster

Everything you ever wanted to know about women and the death penalty

is probably here (but go here, too). 

My beloved home state. 

(Source: The New York Times)

Saturday, June 8, 2013
… it turns out this book is basically The Journalist and the Murderer for the TMZ age. It’s really pretty devastating. Choire Sicha’s “Your Smart-Person Beach Read Arrived Early: The Bling Ring

(Source: The Awl)

Alyse Emdur, right, visiting her brother in prison. Check out her new book, Prison Landscapes, and read more about her project on the Lens blog. 

Alyse Emdur, right, visiting her brother in prison. Check out her new book, Prison Landscapes, and read more about her project on the Lens blog

I thank you, Netflix. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
From WBUR, everything you need to know about former chemist Annie Dookhan, who “has been charged with deliberately manipulating drug tests, compromising thousands of criminal cases.” 

From WBUR, everything you need to know about former chemist Annie Dookhan, who “has been charged with deliberately manipulating drug tests, compromising thousands of criminal cases.” 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

“Mr. Sargeant, there’s nothing wrong with your mum.” 

(Source: blogs.smithsonianmag.com)

"Yet the family she has created will never quite replace the family she lost. And the biggest photo on the wall is not of her boys but of an eerily familiar scene. It is the snapshot that Nilsa Padilla sent home to Puerto Rico — the one in which she’s smiling and holding up baby Bernisa for the world to see.
"Gloria stares up at the woman whose murder was her first memory and says, ‘I think she loved us.’" 

"Yet the family she has created will never quite replace the family she lost. And the biggest photo on the wall is not of her boys but of an eerily familiar scene. It is the snapshot that Nilsa Padilla sent home to Puerto Rico — the one in which she’s smiling and holding up baby Bernisa for the world to see.

"Gloria stares up at the woman whose murder was her first memory and says, ‘I think she loved us.’" 

(Source: miaminewtimes.com)

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Like Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen before her, Ana Montes blindsided the intelligence community with brazen acts of treason. By day, she was a buttoned-down GS-14 in a Defense Intelligence Agency cubicle. By night, she was on the clock for Fidel Castro, listening to coded messages over shortwave radio, passing encrypted files to handlers in crowded restaurants and slipping undetected into Cuba wearing a wig and clutching a phony passport. Jim Popkin’s “The ‘Queen of Cuba’” (Washington Post, 2013)

(Source: Washington Post)