Kitty Genovese

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    A James Byrd Jr. Memorial Playlist

    We all know the reason Jasper, Texas is famous... Butterflies! Oh wait, no, sorry. That's from Bizarro World, where the answer isn't "hate crimes and murder." It's one of those East Texas towns, like Vidor, that the rest of the state keeps waiting for someone to make a horror movie about. Barring th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Black Dahlia: 5 Songs for a Famous Murder Victim

    Sometime between this day and January 15 in 1947, a young woman named Elizabeth Short was brutally murdered in Hollywood. She was nicknamed The Black Dahlia in the papers, who portrayed the 23-year-old aspiring actress as a midnight-party prowler who brought about her own demise through her wanton w ... More >>

  • Film

    August 9, 2012


    Craig Zobel on documenting sexual degradation -- with humanity.

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Kitty Genovese: 5 Songs For A Girl No One Would Help

    The eyes of Kitty Genovese have haunted us since the first moment we saw this picture. On this day in 1964, she was walking home to her New York apartment when a man named Winston Moseley approached her. Less than 100 feet from the apartment she shared with girlfriend Mary Ann Zielonko, he stabbed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Lyle Monroe Bensley: Galveston Teen Vampire Joins Pantheon of Weird Seawall Criminals

    GCSOLyle Bensley: He's a vampire​Man, what is it about the Seawall? There's just something about that place: nuts on the run from all over Texas wind up there because they just can't run any farther. If we can liken the state of Texas proper to a margarita, Seawall Boulevard is the bath-salt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Aaron Scheerhoorn: Newly Formed Group Hopes to Honor Him by Improving Montrose

    Aaron Scheerhoorn's death has spawned a new effort to make Montrose safe​It was one of the year's more horrific widely publicized murders. In mid-December, in a case that echoed that of Kitty Genovese, 28-year-old Aaron Scheerhoorn was stabbed to death in front of Club Blur in front of numerou ... More >>

  • News

    October 14, 2004

    The Reorient Express

    Some churches are still trying to "cure" homosexuals. And some people are still lining up to trade in their sex life for eternal life.