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‘Death In The Air’ Revisits 5 Days When London Was Choked By …


Death in the Air

Death in the Air

The True Story of a Serial Killer, the Great London Smog, and the Strangling of a City

by Kate Winkler Dawson

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Nicknames like a real “peasouper” or a “London Particular” make the quintessential foggy day in London Town sound so quaint — an impression that’s been intensified in art and literature.

Certainly, the London of Sherlock Holmes would be a lot less mysterious without that obscuring fog. Impressionist painter Claude Monet, who famously depicted the Houses of Parliament shrouded in mist, said that: “Without the fog, London would not be a beautiful city. It is the fog that

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Passenger in Fiery NYC Crash Burned to Death After Driver Allegedly Abandoned Her and Hailed a Taxi

 

A Queens woman is dead after a fiery car accident, and the man police say was driving faces charges after allegedly fleeing the scene in a taxi, PEOPLE confirms.

Harleen Grewal, 25, was found burned to death in the passenger seat of a 2007 Infiniti G35 by New York firefighters Friday, according to a New York Police Department news release obtained by PEOPLE.

The vehicle was completely engulfed in flames after the man driving the car, Saeed Ahmed, allegedly lost control while on the Gowanus Expressway and struck a concrete barrier. 

Following the crash, Ahmed, 23, was allegedly videotaped standing in the middle of the highway hailing a cab as the woman burned alive, ABC7 reports. 

When firefighters arrived on the scene, Ahmed was gone.

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Georgia Father Accused of Beating 15-Day-Old Daughter to Death and Hiding Body in Cloth in Woods

The father of a Georgia newborn found beaten to death in the woods on Sunday has been charged with murder in her death, PEOPLE confirms.

On Wednesday, Christopher Michael McNabb, 27, of Covington, Georgia, was charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated battery and concealing a death, said Capt. Keith Crum of the Newton County Sheriff’s Office tells PEOPLE.

McNabb is accused of killing his 15-day-old daughter, Caliyah McNabb, before hiding her body in the woods near his family’s mobile home, says Crum.

An autopsy determined that the infant died from blunt force trauma to the head, Newton Coroner Tommy Davis said Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

“It’s heartrending that that small of a child — a baby only 15 days old — had been so injured that it died,” says Crum. “It’s hard to rationalize an irrational act.”

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The Death And Life Of Marsha P. Johnson is more than just another true-crime documentary

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In the earliest days of the gay rights movement, the sight of a man wearing a dress was one of the most visible and shocking symbols of queerness. It’s what a lot of sheltered Americans thought of as “gay”—a man who wanted to live as a woman—and it’s what many of them mocked and feared. Political activism and popular culture have raised awareness of the diversity within the LGBTQ community, and yet transgender individuals have remained relatively marginalized, isolated from the mainstreaming of homosexuality due to an “otherness” that some still find disorienting. Even with series like Transparent, Orange Is The New Black, and I Am Cait,

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The Death And Life Of Marsha P. Johnson is more than just another …

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In the earliest days of the gay rights movement, the sight of a man wearing a dress was one of the most visible and shocking symbols of queerness. It’s what a lot of sheltered Americans thought of as “gay”—a man who wanted to live as a woman—and it’s what many of them mocked and feared. Political activism and popular culture have raised awareness of the diversity within the LGBTQ community, and yet transgender individuals have remained relatively marginalized, isolated from the mainstreaming of homosexuality due to an “otherness” that some still find disorienting. Even with series like Transparent, Orange Is The New Black, and I Am Cait,

Read more at: https://www.avclub.com/the-death-and-life-of-marsha-p-johnson-is-more-than-ju-1819107943

‘The pulling power of true-crime documentaries like Death On The Staircase is a mystery in itself’

Sounds like an outline plot for a classic crime drama. This is not fiction, nor is it proven fact, but it is what is generally believed to be the true-crime narrative true-crime narrative of the murder in 1974 of the Lucan family nanny, Sandra Rivett, by Lord “Lucky” Lucan, and his attempted dispatch of his wife, Veronica. Lucan’s disappearance has been an enduring source of speculation, films, documentaries and literature (not to mention jokes) since he vanished hours after the murder of Sandra Rivett.

With the news of Lady Veronica Lucan’s death last week (as yet unexplained, but not thought to be suspicious) there’s been a predictable rekindling of theories and wild imaginings about Lucan’s subsequent fate. Four decades on, the mystery remains unsolved but the intrigue surrounding the story is as potent as ever.

Our appetite for true-life crime stories is growing exponentially. Over the

Read more at: http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/15568699.Val_Burns__True_crime__39_s_appeal_lies_in_our_relief_that_someone_else_is_the_victim_____and_the_killer/

‘The pulling power of true-crime documentaries like Death On The …

Sounds like an outline plot for a classic crime drama. This is not fiction, nor is it proven fact, but it is what is generally believed to be the true-crime narrative true-crime narrative of the murder in 1974 of the Lucan family nanny, Sandra Rivett, by Lord “Lucky” Lucan, and his attempted dispatch of his wife, Veronica. Lucan’s disappearance has been an enduring source of speculation, films, documentaries and literature (not to mention jokes) since he vanished hours after the murder of Sandra Rivett.

With the news of Lady Veronica Lucan’s death last week (as yet unexplained, but not thought to be suspicious) there’s been a predictable rekindling of theories and wild imaginings about Lucan’s subsequent fate. Four decades on, the mystery remains unsolved but the intrigue surrounding the story is as potent as ever.

Our appetite for true-life crime stories is growing exponentially. Over the

Read more at: http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/15568699.Val_Burns__True_crime__39_s_appeal_lies_in_our_relief_that_someone_else_is_the_victim_____and_the_killer/

New Netflix True-Crime Doc Shows How ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Saved a Man From Death Row

As it turned out, HBO’s hit comedy series (which is returning this weekend) coincidentally shot some guerilla-style material for an episode at the live event, in the exact section where the accused and his little girl were seated. But contrary to the legend, that stroke of luck alone wasn’t enough to prove Catalan’s innocence. Leave it to a documentary to set the record straight, even if it dilutes the heroism and ego of a “mega-huge Hollywood star” like David — as he’s referred to as by defense attorney Todd Melnik.

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Larry David and death row: the amazing tale of how Curb saved one man’s life

It’s a good time to be a Curb Your Enthusiasm completist. With the new, feverishly anticipated series just days away, obsessives have been able to rewatch all the old episodes, enjoy interviews with the key players – cranky ones with Larry David, stream-of-consciousness ones with Richard Lewis – and listen to the remarkably in-depth Origins podcast about the show’s conception.

But Netflix has just uploaded perhaps the biggest curio of them all. It’s called Long Shot, and it’s basically Curb Your Enthusiasm: the true crime documentary.

No, really. Long Shot tells the story of how Curb Your Enthusiasm helped an innocent man to avoid death row.

In May 2003, a 16-year-old girl named Martha Puebla was shot to death on the doorstep of her Los Angeles home, days after testifying about two murders allegedly committed by her ex-boyfriend Jose Ledesma. Some months later,

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