Margaret Atwood Dreams Up Murder in the Arctic

A summer! But which of the seventy-five summers I have spent? The summer of 1957, when I was a waitress at a boys' camp on an island in Lake Huron and first ate a rattlesnake? The summer of 1965, when I was writing The Edible Woman in exam booklets on a card table in Vancouver? Perhaps the summer of 1976, when we took… » 7/22/14 1:56pm 7/22/14 1:56pm

6 Historical Forensic Detectives Who Deserve Their Own TV Shows

We've seen not one but two modern reinterpretations of Sherlock Holmes in the last couple of years, plus countless procedural dramas, including forensic-themed shows like Bones and CSI. Meanwhile, TV audiences are utterly charmed by historical dramas like Downton Abbey and Boardwalk Empire. And just this summer, ABC… » 2/17/13 7:00am 2/17/13 7:00am

Florida man murdered for his Magic: The Gathering cards

In August, one of Pensacola, Florida's most devoted Magic players was killed by two brothers who stole his $100,000 collection of cards and sold them throughout the southeast region. Sean Dugas, a longtime member of the Magic card playing community, was beaten to death in his home. Now, the alleged murderers have… » 10/31/12 11:23am 10/31/12 11:23am

A mind-bending short film about a scientist, his cloning machine, and…

In Murder, this creepy and gorgeous short film by Yang Tzu Ting, a brilliant scientist has figured out a way to clone not only the body, but the soul as well. After his twin brother is violently murdered, he decides to revive him by testing the cloning device on himself - and, in the process, discovers the… » 6/09/12 2:00pm 6/09/12 2:00pm

Sacred Heart is a webcomic tale of punks and murder, without adult…

High schoolers on primetime TV shows never seem to have parents. Adults are often relegated to the background, occasionally trotted out to dispense discipline, emotional abuse, or words of network television wisdom. The webcomic Sacred Heart takes parental absence to a new level, placing high schoolers in a mysterious… » 5/19/12 8:30am 5/19/12 8:30am

In Dario Argento's psychosexual thriller The Stendhal Syndrome, art is…

In Italian director Dario Argento's 1996 horror-thriller The Stendhal Syndrome, his own daughter Asia Argento stars as Anna Manni, a detective investigating a series of brutal sex killings in Rome and Florence. So begins perhaps the most awkward take-your-daughter-to-work day in cinema history. » 7/16/11 2:00pm 7/16/11 2:00pm