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A Beginner’s Guide To True Crime Books, Podcasts, TV Shows & More

It all started with Serial. Well… sort of. True crime as a genre has a long, bloody history, and it’s been through several incarnations before arriving at what is—in my opinion—its best form yet. But the current obsession with it is definitely due to the wildly popular podcast of a few years ago.

But first, a bit about how we got to where we are with true crime today: Though criminal activities had been transcribed and used as entertainment since the birth of the printing press in the 16th century, it wasn’t until Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood was published in 1966 that the genre took shape in a way recognizable to today’s audiences.

In the decades that followed, pop culture was flooded with true crime retellings: America’s Most Wanted launched in 1988 (it was inspired by a German show, Aktenzeichen XY … ungelöst, which first aired in 1967); Forensic Files in

Read more at: https://nylon.com/articles/guide-true-crime-my-favorite-murder-zodiac

Your Thanksgiving week TV guide: Football, parades, ‘Star Trek,’ ‘Charlie Brown’ and more

Whether you’re watching football, a parade or a “Godfather” marathon, Thanksgiving Day is as much about being sprawled on the sofa in elastic-waist pants as it is the turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie that got you there in the first place.

Sure, sure, holidays are about spending time with your family. But sometimes that family time goes smoother if you’re all sitting together quietly in a room staring at a screen.

If that sounds like your family, here are some of your Thanksgiving Day best bets (we included some pre-Thanksgiving Day shows, too, so you can start your couch-training early).

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▪ “Kevin Can Wait” at 8 p.m. on CBS – Kevin realizes he can’t handle cooking a full Thanksgiving dinner so he asks his flirty neighbor to help.

▪ “Superior

Read more at: http://www.newsobserver.com/entertainment/tv/warm-tv-blog/article185669328.html

A Guide to the Serial Killers (and Infamous Murderers) Taking Over Film and TV

Chrissy Teigen sure knows how to brighten someone’s day!
After dining at an Outback Steakhouse in Centerville, Ohio, last Friday, the model left her waitress, 21-year-old Mikayla Scott, a $1,000 tip.
According to local news station WHIO, Scott says Teigen arrived to the restaurant with her …

Read more at: http://www.cbs8.com/story/36756944/a-guide-to-the-serial-killers-and-infamous-murderers-taking-over-film-and-tv

The MIPCOM 2017 Shopper’s Guide, part one

As the world’s producers and content creators prepare to descend upon the Croisette in Cannes for the 33rd annual MIPCOM market, running Oct. 16-19, realscreen presents its annual round-up of new non-fiction and unscripted titles heading to the French Riviera this weekend, and into next week.

For selections from our editorial team, check out our 2017 MIPCOM Picks. Keep an eye out for parts two and three coming later this week.

Argonon International 

France-bound buyers will be introduced to a diverse portfolio of content courtesy of the distribution arm of Argonon Group, fronted by new social history series featuring Michael Portillo.

Transparent Television’s 4 x 60-minute Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain, which has been pre-sold to SBS Australia, follows the historian as he investigates four of Britain’s most mysterious abandoned buildings.

Also available to buyers will be ambitious science cross-platform experiment series BBC Pandemic, which collects user data through an app, simulates the spread of

Read more at: http://realscreen.com/2017/10/11/the-mipcom-2017-shoppers-guide-part-one/

Brooklyn Book Festival: Your hour-by-hour guide to the main literary event

The Brooklyn Book Festival is a beast. The annual Sunday literary celebration features more than 300 authors of all genres, participating in panels and readings across 14 stages. And that’s not even including the outdoor marketplace of more than 200 booksellers and publishers, the “bookend” events happening all this week or the Children’s Day on Saturday.

If you’re planning to make a day out of the main festival, here’s our guide on what to do hour by hour. All events are on a first-come, first-serve basis, so if you’re a big fan of a certain author, get there early.

10 A.M.

Hear from three buzzy writers at “Extroverted Girls and Introverted Women,” as Jenny Zhang (“Sour Heart”), poet Morgan Parker (“There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé”) and Julie Buntin (“Marlena”) discuss writing female characters. Moderated by New Yorker contributing writer Jia Tolentino. St. Francis College Founder’s Hall, 180 Remsen St.

11 A.M.

Stay

Read more at: http://www.amny.com/things-to-do/brooklyn-book-festival-your-hour-by-hour-guide-to-the-main-literary-event-1.14142054

ELLE’s Guide to the Best Books of the Summer

It’s Personal

If you’re moved by stories of resilience, Jessica Berger Gross’s memoir Estranged: Leaving Family and Finding Home (Scribner) shows how—after breaking free from her father’s physical and emotional abuse—she bravely and painstakingly built a thriving life of her own. Twenty-four-year-old Naoki Higashida follows his best-selling childhood memoir The Reason I Jump (he has nonverbal autism and communicates using a hand-drawn alphabet grid) with the equally miraculous Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8 (Random House), translated by KA Yoshida and novelist David Mitchell. In her memoir I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad (Henry Holt), Washington Post journalist and German-born Muslim Souad Mekhennet delivers a brilliant narrative of risky first-person interviews and encounters across the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe, in which she unveils the identity of

Read more at: http://www.elle.com/culture/books/news/a46049/best-summer-books-2017/

Celebrity A Brief Guide to the Amanda Knox Legal Saga

 

It was an international murder case that captivated the world.

American college student Amanda Knox and her then-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were charged with the 2007 death of 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher, who was sexually assaulted and found fatally stabbed in the Italian apartment she shared with Knox. Both Knox and Sollecito were convicted after police said DNA evidence linked them to the crime – but then were acquitted in 2015 by Italy’s highest court because of “stunning flaws” in the investigation and a lack of evidence.

The Amanda Knox story became international news and landed on the cover of PEOPLE.

As the tenth anniversary of the murder approaches, the Reelz Channel revisits the saga in its docuseries, Scandal Made Me Famous, and reveals that Knox had the opportunity to leave Italy before she was ever incarcerated, but chose to stay.

“Amanda called her mother at

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/amanda-knox-could-have-left-italy-before-her-arrest-but-chose-to-stay-to-help-the-investigation/

Netflix TV Guide: True crime docuseries ‘The Keepers’ features Baltimore nun murder

   While viewers are waiting for “Making a Murderer” season 2, Netflix is bringing in “The Keepers,” another murder series. The upcoming show will feature the 1969 real story of a murdered nun.

Baltimore nun Sister Catherine “Cathy” Cesnik will be the center of the forthcoming Netflix seven-part docuseries titled “The Keepers.” The 26-year-old nun and teacher in Baltimore went missing nearly five decades ago.

Cesnik’s body was found about two months later by hunters in a dump outside of town. Her body showed signs of violence. The investigators concluded she was murdered but no one was ever charged, and her death remains unsolved.

Sister Cathy Cesnik taught English and drama at Archbishop Keough High School. She was one of the most popular teachers in the school. Apparently, Cesnik’s students compared her to Maria von Trapp from “ The Sound of Music.” 

Netflix will revisit the life of Sister Cathy in a documentary that is described as

Read more at: http://www.ibtimes.com.au/netflix-tv-guide-true-crime-docuseries-keepers-features-baltimore-nun-murder-1550693

Netflix TV Guide: True crime docuseries ‘The Keepers’ features …

   While viewers are waiting for “Making a Murderer” season 2, Netflix is bringing in “The Keepers,” another murder series. The upcoming show will feature the 1969 real story of a murdered nun.

Baltimore nun Sister Catherine “Cathy” Cesnik will be the center of the forthcoming Netflix seven-part docuseries titled “The Keepers.” The 26-year-old nun and teacher in Baltimore went missing nearly five decades ago.

Cesnik’s body was found about two months later by hunters in a dump outside of town. Her body showed signs of violence. The investigators concluded she was murdered but no one was ever charged, and her death remains unsolved.

Sister Cathy Cesnik taught English and drama at Archbishop Keough High School. She was one of the most popular teachers in the school. Apparently, Cesnik’s students compared her to Maria von Trapp from “ The Sound of Music.” 

Netflix will revisit the life of Sister Cathy in a documentary that is described as

Read more at: http://www.ibtimes.com.au/netflix-tv-guide-true-crime-docuseries-keepers-features-baltimore-nun-murder-1550693

The MIPTV ’17 Shopper’s Guide, part one

It’s that time of year. With MIPDoc and MIPFormats kicking off in Cannes on Saturday (April 1) followed by MIPTV on April 3, realscreen presents its annual round-up of new non-fiction and unscripted titles from distributors slated for the French Riviera this week. Watch for parts two and three of the Shopper’s Guide over the next two days, April 3 and 4. 

A+E Networks

This year A+E is bringing a raft of factual primetime series and documentaries to MIPTV.

Titles highlighting the slate include relationship format Bride and Prejudice (60 minutes; Kinetic Content), in which three couples commit to get married in the face of staunch opposition from their family and friends; investigative docuseries Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (60 minutes; IPC Television), in which the Church of Scientology is exposed; undercover docuseries 60 Days In (12 x 60 minutes; Lucky 8 TV), which sends law-abiding citizens undercover into jails rigged with cameras

Read more at: http://realscreen.com/2017/04/01/miptv-17-shoppers-guide-part-one/