Best Evidence

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The true crime that's worth your time.
Created 04 May 2019
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  • "Only Murders In The Building": A grand finale
    20 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Hat tip to Gothamist for the grabby email subject line yesterday: “Your case is closed, don’t call here anymore.” But then the subhed is so bleak: “Most Rapes in New York City Went Unsolved in 2020.” ...
  • Mark Lamb · Carmen Mola · John Douglas
    19 Oct 2021 • 7 min read
    americansheriffnetwork A post shared by American Sheriff (@americansheriffnetwork) I almost didn’t read this Politico longread on Mark Lamb. Lamb is the sheriff of Arizona’s Pinal County; he’s also a ...
  • "Four Hours At The Capitol": Crowd sourcing
    18 Oct 2021 • 6 min read
    Not so fast, Dr. Huxtable. Artist Lili Bernard filed suit against Bill Cosby at the end of last week over a 1990 hotel room encounter in Atlantic City, New Jersey, before the state’s two-year window t...
  • "Dopesick" tries harder than it needs to
    15 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Stills from the semi-forensic video analysis of the “Fantunes” bridge team. (YouTube) This probably doesn’t sink to the level of “crime,” but 1) it is cheating, 2) John Ramos did talk about it on The ...
  • Fifteen true crime stories we've been meaning to mention
    14 Oct 2021 • 8 min read
    Every time we think the true-crime wave has crested, it grows by a foot or two. It’s funny, when we started this publication over two years ago (which makes Best Evidence voting age in Substack years)...
  • What once-ubiquitous case needs a current re-examination?
    13 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    A History Channel mailer informed me that the Achille Lauro hijacking came to an end 36 years ago last Sunday. Two TV-movie projects got made in 1989-90 about the hijacking, one with Burt Lancaster an...
  • Fat Suit · Dog License · Caliphate
    12 Oct 2021 • 6 min read
    Did we learn nothing from the Linda Tripp controversy? As previously discussed here and elsewhere, Sarah Paulson was the focus of loads of ire after she donned a fat suit to play Linda Tripp in Americ...
  • Buried: "Memory is an issue in every trial"
    11 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    Dear true-crime content creators: please stop starting your titles with the word “American.” I am NOT a crackpot. …Okay, I kind of am, but why does upcoming Mob doc American Rackets “need” the word “A...
  • What other true crime adaptations might benefit from a recast?
    08 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    The news that Jessica Biel would replace Elisabeth Moss as the titular character in Candy (that’s the Candy Montgomery series that doesn’t star Elizabeth Olsen) raised eyebrows at Best Evidence HQ, no...
  • Zodiac · Suspect
    07 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    October’s bonus-review topic is Tread. I dimly recall people thinking pretty well of this one when it originally came out; I look forward to seeing for myself! Thanks for voting — and for subscribing....
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