The Whitey Bulger TrialEverything you need to know about one of the most colorful criminals in American history.
Should Ariel Castro Be Prosecuted for Fetal Homicide?Maybe. But we should focus on the harm he did to the women he's accused of abducting.
Is Boston Like Columbine?Were the Tsarnaev brothers a “dyad” like Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, with a charismatic leader and submissive follower?
Why Some Terrorist Attacks Go UnsolvedAnd the clues they offer for catching whoever is behind the Boston Marathon bombing.
Boston Punk Zombies Are Watching You!The Boston police go undercover on the Internet to stop the city’s most dreaded scourge: DIY indie-rock shows.
He Didn't Eat Anyone. He's Still Guilty.The “cannibal cop” has been convicted of a crime he only dreamed of committing.
The Lock PickersVictorian England made the strongest locks in the world—until an American showed up and promised he could pick them.
We Should Cover Stories Like Newtown With a Press PoolIt would be more efficient, nuanced, and sensitive. And everyone—especially those touched by tragedy—deserves better.
How Do We Stop the Next Aurora?We need a mental health system that helps men like James Holmes—and Jared Loughner, and Seung-Hui Cho—before it’s too late.
Not Every Schoolboy’s FantasyArizona teacher Gabriela Compton sexually abused two teenage boys. Why did she get off with a slap on the wrist?
The Crackdown on the Kosher KingNo one is saying Sholom Rubashkin was a good guy. But did the government and the judge go too far in bringing him to justice?
Is Kaitlyn Hunt Being Punished Because She Is Gay?It looks that way. But her case is about more than gay rights.
Did the Cleveland Cops Botch the Search for the Missing Women?They did everything they could and it still wasn’t enough. Here’s why.
“There’s a Strong Consensus He Was Pretty Normal”Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's high school classmates remember him as “really nice”—not someone likely to be a suspected bomber.
Jerry Sandusky Should Plead Guilty This MinuteThe ex-Penn State coach’s sexual abuse trial needs to end right now.
The Merciful End to the Trial of Dharun RaviThe judge came to the correct verdict in this incredibly sad case.
Texas Wants To Drug a Prisoner So They Can Kill HimIt’s a macabre spectacle, and it should be stopped.