crime
Movies
15 Killer Facts About Zodiac
7. It was Jennifer Aniston who suggested Jake Gyllenhaal and Mark Ruffalo for the film.... READ ON
History
5 People Who Were Suspected of Being Jack the Ripper
Modern research still hasn't solved the case, but these are some intriguing possibilities.... READ ON
News
Serial Creators Announce Release Date for S-Town, Their New Murder Mystery Podcast
The new true crime story centers on a town in rural Alabama.... READ ON
Science
Could Brain Imaging Reveal Your Mental State During a Crime?
A new neuroscience study explores what "knowing" and "reckless" look like in the brain.... READ ON
TV
15 Incorruptible Facts About The Shield
The groundbreaking FX drama shocked a lot of people, including Glenn Close's mother.... READ ON
History
How 9 Famous Acquitted Defendants Spent Their Lives
Here’s how life shook out for a few acquitted defendants in high-profile trials.... READ ON
Retrobituaries
Giuseppe Dosi, Italy's Famed Detective and Master of Disguise
He had at least 17 confirmed disguises, and five fully fleshed-out identities complete with fake identity documents, background stories, and even their own penmanship.... READ ON
History
The Highly Unusual Funeral of Lee Harvey Oswald
Fearing attacks on his corpse, the Secret Service guarded Lee Harvey Oswald well into the afterlife.... READ ON
History
The Unsolved Murder That Fascinated 1840s New York (and Edgar Allan Poe)
No one knows what happened to "The Beautiful Cigar Girl," although Poe was convinced he'd solved the mystery.... READ ON
History
The Strange Case of Everet vs. Williams: When Two Highwaymen Took Each Other To Court
Former business partners battling it out in court isn't so unusual—unless that "business" involves robbing unsuspecting gentlemen.... READ ON
Books
Thieves Nab More Than $2.5 Million Worth of Rare Books in London Heist
The criminals rappelled down from a ceiling to swipe one-of-a-kind volumes from Galileo and Leonardo da Vinci.... READ ON
Technology
Man's Pacemaker Helps Implicate Him in Arson
An alleged arsonist may have been betrayed by his own heart-assist device.... READ ON
Technology
Don't Be Tricked by This "Can You Hear Me?" Robo-Call Scam
Beware a novel new method phone scammers have to dig into your pocket.... READ ON
News
European Officials Bust International Art and Antiquities Trafficking Ring
Police say 75 people were arrested, and more than 3500 artifacts and pieces of art were recovered.... READ ON
List
5 Criminals Who Claimed to Have Multiple Personalities
Accused criminals have used some wild excuses to explain away their crimes.... READ ON
Museums
Wander the Virtual Halls of One of the World's Largest Prison Museums
Denmark's Horsen State Prison closed in 2006.... READ ON

The name "The Birdman of Alcatraz" is a bit of misnomer: Robert Stroud was allowed to keep birds when he was incarcerated at Leavenworth, but not when he was transferred to Alcatraz.

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