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‘Drug Lords’ tells the true-crime tales behind iconic movies

Netflix knows you can’t get enough true crime. Series, docuseries, features, documentaries, anything to satiate viewers’ appetite for the bloody, salacious, and (usually) factual. One of its latest offerings in the genre is Drug Lords, a breezy, four-episode documentary series focusing on several of the biggest and most infamous narcotics dealers of the last century.

Each episode of the show explores the life of a different drug lord, as well as their organizations and the law enforcement officials who eventually brought them down. All of these stories have been fictionalized at least once, so the best part of the series ends up being the comparisons it invites to the Hollywood retellings. Many players from these events are interviewed, with results that range from extremely candid and revealing to by-the-book recounts of historical events.

The first two episodes function almost as a piece with one another, a sort of

Read more at: https://www.dailydot.com/upstream/drug-lords-netflix-review/

Victims of serial killer ‘need justice,’ author tells Scituate audience …

SCITUATE – Crime-novel enthusiasts got an idea of what real police work is like from author Maureen Boyle, whose book, “Shallow Graves: The Hunt for the New Bedford Highway Killer,” tells the true story of an unsolved string of 1988 murders.

Boyle, a former investigative journalist and now director of the journalism program at Stonehill College in North Easton, gave a talk about her book and the case to about 20 people Sunday at the Scituate Town Library.

The book, which was published in September, describes how 11 women disappeared from New Bedford in the spring and summer of 1988. Nine of the women’s bodies were found along highways in neighboring towns.

All of the women were drug addicts, and many had turned to prostitution. Because of how they lived, many were reported missing much later than they were killed, and some were

Read more at: http://scituate.wickedlocal.com/news/20180114/author-maureen-boyles-true-crime-novel-investigates-1988-serial-killer

Victims of serial killer ‘need justice,’ author tells Scituate audience …

SCITUATE – Crime-novel enthusiasts got an idea of what real police work is like from author Maureen Boyle, whose book, “Shallow Graves: The Hunt for the New Bedford Highway Killer,” tells the true story of an unsolved string of 1988 murders.

Boyle, a former investigative journalist and now director of the journalism program at Stonehill College in North Easton, gave a talk about her book and the case to about 20 people Sunday at the Scituate Town Library.

The book, which was published in September, describes how 11 women disappeared from New Bedford in the spring and summer of 1988. Nine of the women’s bodies were found along highways in neighboring towns.

All of the women were drug addicts, and many had turned to prostitution. Because of how they lived, many were reported missing much later than they were killed, and some were

Read more at: http://www.patriotledger.com/news/20180114/author-maureen-boyles-true-crime-novel-investigates-1988-serial-killer

Victims of serial killer ‘need justice,’ author tells Scituate audience

SCITUATE – Crime-novel enthusiasts got an idea of what real police work is like from author Maureen Boyle, whose book, “Shallow Graves: The Hunt for the New Bedford Highway Killer,” tells the true story of an unsolved string of 1988 murders.

Boyle, a former investigative journalist and now director of the journalism program at Stonehill College in North Easton, gave a talk about her book and the case to about 20 people Sunday at the Scituate Town Library.

The book, which was published in September, describes how 11 women disappeared from New Bedford in the spring and summer of 1988. Nine of the women’s bodies were found along highways in neighboring towns.

All of the women were drug addicts, and many had turned to prostitution. Because of how they lived, many were reported missing much later than they were killed, and some were

Read more at: http://www.patriotledger.com/news/20180114/author-maureen-boyles-true-crime-novel-investigates-1988-serial-killer

Victims of serial killer ‘need justice,’ author tells Scituate audience …

SCITUATE – Crime-novel enthusiasts got an idea of what real police work is like from author Maureen Boyle, whose book, “Shallow Graves: The Hunt for the New Bedford Highway Killer,” tells the true story of an unsolved string of 1988 murders.

Boyle, a former investigative journalist and now director of the journalism program at Stonehill College in North Easton, gave a talk about her book and the case to about 20 people Sunday at the Scituate Town Library.

The book, which was published in September, describes how 11 women disappeared from New Bedford in the spring and summer of 1988. Nine of the women’s bodies were found along highways in neighboring towns.

All of the women were drug addicts, and many had turned to prostitution. Because of how they lived, many were reported missing much later than they were killed, and some were

Read more at: http://www.wickedlocal.com/news/20180114/victims-of-serial-killer-need-justice-author-tells-scituate-audience

Investigation Discovery Tells Shocking True Story Of Love Affair With A Twist In New Documentary Special "He Lied …

Investigation Discovery Tells Shocking True Story Of Love Affair With A Twist In New Documentary Special “He Lied About Everything”

(Pasadena, Calif.) – This Valentine’s Day, Investigation Discovery (ID) presents a love story… gone wrong with HE LIED ABOUT EVERYTHING, the astonishing true tale of the love affair between award-winning investigative news producer Benita Alexander, and the brilliant, world-renowned surgeon Paolo Macchiarini. What started as a picture-perfect dream relationship between two people at the height of their successful careers developed into a nightmare filled with lies, deceit and destruction surrounding Paolo’s business and personal life. With never-before-seen footage and photos, viewers will get swept up in the magic of their whirlwind romance which leads, tragically, to an international quest for answers to this stunning deception.

The two-part special HE

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How Accurate Is ‘The Polka King’? Netflix’s True Crime Movie Tells An Unbelievable Tale

It seems as if Netflix is now releasing a new high profile film every other day, and their latest is one of their most star-studded efforts yet. The Polka King (writer/director Maya Forbes) stars Jack Black, Jenny Slate, Jason Schwartzman, Jacki Weaver, Vanessa Bayer, and J. B. Smoove, and tells the true story of Jan Lewan; a Polish-American polka musician who notoriously served prison time for running a ponzi scheme. But how accurate is The Polka King?

As far as Hollywood biopics go, the film is pretty accurate. The idea for the movie — and its main source of research — came from a 2009 documentary about Lewan’s life called The Man Who Would Be Polka King (co-producer Rebekah Rutkoff), according to Deadline, which was directed by Joshua Brown and John Mikulak. The documentary contains a wealth of information about Lewan’s

Read more at: https://www.bustle.com/p/how-accurate-is-the-polka-king-netflixs-true-crime-movie-tells-unbelievable-tale-7824648

How Accurate Is ‘The Polka King’? Netflix’s True Crime Movie Tells …

It seems as if Netflix is now releasing a new high profile film every other day, and their latest is one of their most star-studded efforts yet. The Polka King (writer/director Maya Forbes) stars Jack Black, Jenny Slate, Jason Schwartzman, Jacki Weaver, Vanessa Bayer, and J. B. Smoove, and tells the true story of Jan Lewan; a Polish-American polka musician who notoriously served prison time for running a ponzi scheme. But how accurate is The Polka King?

As far as Hollywood biopics go, the film is pretty accurate. The idea for the movie — and its main source of research — came from a 2009 documentary about Lewan’s life called The Man Who Would Be Polka King (co-producer Rebekah Rutkoff), according to Deadline, which was directed by Joshua Brown and John Mikulak. The documentary contains a wealth of information about Lewan’s

Read more at: https://www.bustle.com/p/how-accurate-is-the-polka-king-netflixs-true-crime-movie-tells-unbelievable-tale-7824648