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The Real Reason We Can’t Stop Watching True Crime

A roundtable with four of crime media’s most notable hosts

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AAmerica’s love affair with crime as entertainment is at an all-time high. As a genre, true crime isn’t new; its fandom goes as far back as the 1550s, when British authors distributed printed leaflets detailing a sordid variety of crimes — the…




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Laura Barcella

Laura Barcella

Journalist. Author. Crime junkie. Cat lady.

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