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Short Takes: Bernie

Review: Bernie

So beloved was Bernie that when he shot his elderly companion Marjorie Nugent, the meanest — and richest — woman in town, district attorney Danny Buck Davidson had to move the trial nearly 50 miles away.
Everybody loves Bernie
By ANN LEWINSON  |  May 18, 2012
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SLIDESHOW: Transcripts from Clarence Spivey's trial

Spivey’s account of how the police arrested him was at odds with the official version; the pants he was wearing figured prominently in the trial.
‘The truth has to come out’
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  May 11, 2012
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Edwards and Cahill

Former US senator and Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards is on trial for violating campaign finance laws. If convicted, Edwards could spend the next 30 years in a federal prison.
Plus, arts funding on Beacon Hill
By EDITORIAL  |  April 27, 2012
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Closing the book on the West Memphis Three

The Paradise Lost story began in 1993 with the discovery of the bodies of three West Memphis, Arkansas, children in a watery ditch, hogtied and mutilated. A confession led police to the arrest of three teenagers: Damon Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie
Between heaven and hell
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 06, 2012
Short Take: Into the Abyss

Review: Into the Abyss

From the abyss of time in Cave of Forgotten Dreams , Werner Herzog turns to the abyss of capital punishment in today's America.
Werner Herzog turns to the abyss of capital punishment
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 11, 2011
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Review: Chasing Madoff

Few will dispute the evil avarice behind the $50 billion Ponzi scheme Bernie Madoff masterminded.
Jeff Prosserman's documentary
By TOM MEEK  |  August 26, 2011


DiMasi and some vague justice

Curbing corruption with a catch-all

Sal DiMasi is no saint, but that doesn't mean he's a criminal. His behavior makes us grimace, but it simply doesn't amount to a state or federal felony.
Vague Justice?
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  June 24, 2011
Damon Dash Re-Launches Roc-A-Fella With New Line-Up, Signs Notorious Boston Kidnapper Christian Karl “Clark Rocafella” Gerhartsreiter

Damon Dash Re-Launches Roc-A-Fella With New Line-Up, Signs Notorious Boston Kidnapper Christian Karl “Clark Rocafella” Gerhartsreiter


BOSTON – In a move that stunned the hip-hop and kidnapping communities alike, this week flagging h...
By Chris Faraone  |  June 12, 2009