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- Feb 20 20171 minute
Crimes, Cover-Ups and Competition
SARAH BEGLEY TWO MYSTERIES ARE AT THE HEART of Hideo Yokoyama’s Six Four: the 14-year-old cold case of a young girl’s murder and the recent disappearance of protagonist Yoshinobu Mikami’s teenage daughter. Yet most of the suspense in this thriller h
- Nov 28 20162 minutes
THE TAKE Nov. 18 Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden plays a Paris-based pickpocket trapped in a terrorist plot after stealing a bag that, unluckily for him, explodes soon after he discards it. Idris Elba’s rule-bending CIA agent, realizing his target
- Dec 1 20162 minutes
The Moral Imperative for Leaders
WE LIVE IN A TIME of moral outrage. If you listened to partisans on either side of Election 2016, it was a contest between—or a protest of—a criminally corrupt politician and a serial sex offender, even though neither candidate had been formally char
- Mar 14 20172 minutes
Big in China: Murder Villages and Scam Towns
Many Chinese towns have grown fat off of single industries. Much of the world’s hosiery, for example, comes from the village of Datang, also known as “Sock City.” Songxia is dedicated to umbrellas. Jinjiang is all about zippers. And Shisun, for a tim
- Oct 10 20162 minutes
Until Death Do Us Part
More than 5 decades after his first wife’s death, Felix Vail is convicted of her murder—and suspected in the disappearances of other women in his life
- Dec 12 20161 minute
Timeline: A Doctor’s Lethal Plan
JUNE 2001 Dr. William Hunter and Dr. Roger Brumback fire Garcia from the pathology residency program at Creighton University School of Medicine after he tries to interfere with a colleague who is taking a medical license exam. FEB. 26, 2008 Garcia
- Apr 24 201410 minutes
When Theft Was Worse Than Murder: Hundreds of years of trial documents reveal our changing attitudes to violent crime.
The records of the Old Bailey, London’s central criminal court, tell the tale of one John Randal, who was tried on Sept. 9, 1674. He was charged “with two Indictments, one for Fellony for stealing several pieces of Plate, and other Goods…, and the ot
- Jan 23 20171 minute
Nightmare At The Airport
Friends and family share stories of the loved ones who were killed when a gunman attacked a Florida airport
- Sep 4 20161 minute
Our Book Critic’s 5 Most Anticipated
AGAINST EVERYTHING: ESSAYS SEPT. 6, BY MARK GREIF Following on the heels of last year’s ambitious, if somewhat clunkily titled The Age of the Crisis of Man: Thought and Fiction in America, 1933–1973, Grief’s new book collects more than a decade’s w
- Jan 30 20172 minutes
A Timeline Of The Case
Feb. 17, 1970 Police arrive at the MacDonald apartment to find pregnant Colette, Kim and Kristen stabbed and bludgeoned to death. MacDonald is unconscious and bleeding from wounds on his chest. He tells military police the family was attacked by fou
- Dec 14 20165 minutes
The Psychology Of White-Collar Criminals
A researcher reflects on conversations with nearly 50 convicted executives about why they did what they did.
- Nov 14 20161 minute
Crimes of the Heart
S.B. Like many of his novels, Spanish author Javier Marías’ new book, Thus Bad Begins, isn’t exactly a mystery, though it is mysterious. Here, the 65-year-old perennial Nobel favorite tells the story of Juan de Vere, a young man working for a film d
- Mar 16 20171 minute
Booby-Trapped Letter Injures IMF Employee In Paris
An executive assistant suffered minor burns after a letter exploded at the International Monetary Fund's office in Paris on Thursday.
- Mar 19 20171 minute
The Controversial Rachel Cusk
MOST DIVISIVE A Life’s Work (2001) Cusk’s elegy for her pre-motherhood self infuriates mothers and critics alike. “This isn’t what it’s like to have a baby; it’s what it’s like for a depressed and melodramatic novelist to have a baby.” (THE SUNDAY
- Jun 27 20162 minutes
On Campuses, ‘Party Culture’ No Longer Excuses Rape
EARLIER THIS MONTH, BROCK ALLEN Turner, the ex–Stanford swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a fraternity dumpster, received two sentences. The first, from the Santa Clara County Superior Court, was light: six months i
- Jan 30 20172 minutes
The Comeback Kid
Sheelah Kolhatkar’s Black Edge dissects the government’s failed case against hedge fund giant Steve Cohen.
- Mar 23 20173 minutes
Formerly Incarcerated Artists Can Now Apply To Win A $20K Arts Fellowship
On Thursday, a national creative agency geared toward uplifting social justice causes in pop culture launched a $100,000 fellowship for artists who were once incarcerated. The Soze Agency, which shared details of the fellowship exclusively with Mic,
- Apr 4 20172 minutes
St. Petersburg Bombing Suspect Identified; Death Toll Is At 14
Russian investigators say a device was set off by a man "whose remains were found in the third car of the train." The 22-year-old from Kyrgyzstan is said to have planted a second device elsewhere.
- Apr 4 20174 minutes
Should Viewers Of Facebook Live Gang Rape Face Charges?
Authorities say that about 40 people may have watched the rapes of a 15-year-old girl that were streamed on the social media platform — and that none of them reported the crimes.
- Apr 18 20172 minutes
Facebook Murder Suspect Has 'Shot And Killed Himself,' Police Say
Authorities were looking for Steve Stephens, 37, in connection with the killing of 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr. on Sunday. Stephens was spotted Tuesday morning by Pennsylvania State Police.
- Mar 20 20173 minutes
Why Young People of Color Are Central To 'Raising The Age' Debates
The politics of raising the age in New York State are complicated: both liberals and conservatives broadly support raising the age in principle, but question the governor's proposal.
- Oct 1 201612 minutes
Why thousands of girls have been jailed for talking back, staying out late, or skipping school
- Apr 11 20171 minute
Swedish Truck Attack Suspect Admits Guilt, His Lawyer Says
Rakhmat Akilov, a 39-year-old Uzbek national, is accused of slamming a stolen truck into pedestrians before crashing into a Stockholm department store last week. Four people were killed.