serial-killers

Some Incels Envy Ted Bundy. Others Praise Him as a Hero.

The streaming era demands a never-ending parade of violent men — real or fictional — to terrify and titillate viewers in binge-worthy ways. Ted Bundy,…

Why We Can’t Believe That Handsome People Can Be Murderers

He couldn’t possibly have done those terrible things — just look at him. It’s a mindset many of us are susceptible to: Because someone carries…

This Eccentric Academic Thinks the Zodiac Killer Is a Hoax

In the fall of 1969, seven-year-old David asked his father why police cars had been following his school bus every day for a couple of…

Why We Can’t Quit Our Obsession With Serial Killers

There’s a scene in the new Netflix series Mindhunter where protagonist Holden Ford (Jonathan Goff) is brimming with excitement to meet and interview Richard Speck,…