Over the weekend, New Yorkers experienced an episode of dueling headlines, with each of the city's two daily tabloids printing two seemingly contradictory front-page stories regarding the arrest of Pedro Hernandez, the suspect in the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz.On Saturday, the front ... More >>
The video above (compliments of NBC New York) is of a press conference held by NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly regarding the arrest of a suspect in the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz.The suspect has been identified as Pedro Hernandez, 51, who was arrested yesterday in Camden, New Jersey. Kel ... More >>
No, not the three times I was with my boo. I've never had a boyfriend for more than two and a half weeks. I'm talking about the incidents--seared inexorably into my memory--when an audience turned on me and started jeering me off the stage. Let me relive the horror by recounting them for you in d ... More >>
Here's the big difference between 2012 and 2001. Back in 2001, a private eye with a history of inserting himself into high-profile cases put out a self-published book with the really strange title of O.J. Is Guilty But Not of Murder. I read the book, interviewed the author, spent some time observ ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. "When I was eight, my Dad and I made a haunted house in our basement for Halloween," says Starring guitarist Clara Latham. "He played 'Careful With That Axe, Eugene' from Pink Floyd's Ummagumma, ter ... More >>
Even before JonBenet Ramsey's sad plight, I felt that those faded beauty queen mothers who pushed their daughters into kiddie pageants in order to live out their twisted Mama Rose-like dreams belonged on Death Row along with molesters and serial killers. But I will say that their kids manage to spor ... More >>
I was thrilled to hear that Patty McCormack--who brilliantly played evil little Rhoda Penmark in the 1956 camp classic The Bad Seed--is portraying the marginally less scary Pat Nixon in the imminent movie of Frost/Nixon.
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The Karr fiasco is over, but Michael Tracey's quest for unlikely suspects in the Ramsey case goes on and on.
There were four different candidates on the stage last night at Pace University's Democratic attorney general debate, but the competition itself was pretty one-sided. Right from the get-go, it was a three-against-one match, with the two marginal candidates, Sean Patrick Maloney and Charlie King ... More >>
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