True Crime

How Did Police Get the Greg Kelley Sexual Assault Case So Wrong?

The sobering, enraging Showtime documentary ‘Outcry’ recounts the 2013 investigation of Kelley, a star Texas pro-football prospect who was convicted of molesting children — but never stopped insisting he was innocent

Rethinking the Legacy of Christopher Dorner, the Cop-Killing Cop

Dorner became infamous for a 2013 killing spree that ended in a fatal standoff. But seven years later, his message resonates louder than anyone could have expected.

‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark’ Is a Touching Eulogy for Michelle McNamara, the Writer Obsessed With Finding the Golden State Killer

The true-crime author didn’t like making her stories about herself. But this HBO documentary series, based on her acclaimed book about the infamous serial killer and rapist, wouldn’t be nearly as cutting without her voice at its center.

‘Perry Mason’ Is the Dark Origin Story We Didn’t Need

The beloved, virtuous lawyer was once a drunken, tormented cynic? That’s the case made by this new HBO series, which creates a cool noir-ish mood but reinvents its main character in ways that are intriguing but also predictable.