Tuesday, October 1

Knox: Living
Someone Else's Life -

Amanda Knox says she feels like she is living someone else's life and has developed a peculiar obsession about visiting Meredith Kercher's grave.

The opening session of her do-over appeal commenced without her presence, which was not required, as she is being represented in the Florence court by lawyers.

The Italian Supreme Court declared the previous appeal process a kind of mistrial, nullifying it, and ordered the do-over. Mistrials occur in American, too, but the rules and specifications may be a bit different in each system as to exactly what constitutes a mistrial.

And what about Meredith Kercher's grave? That may be Knox's only tangible souvenir of the entire Perugian episode from which she has emerged.

:: Barbie Latza Nadeau reports the latest ::

:: Andrea Vogt reports ::

:: La Stampa ::


Monday, September 30

Brief Browse -

Did you happen to catch Foyle's War on PBS TV last night? The episode called Sunflower takes place shortly after the end of WWII.

For a moment I thought I was watching Fabian of Scotland Yard. In an odd coincidence, Foyle seemed to resemble Fabian.

# In Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives, Sarah Weinman has put together an anthology of early trailblazing female Mystery writers.

# Justin St Clair writes about Thomas Pynchon's
new novel Bleeding Edge at the LARB.

# Victor Davis Hanson has written an essay about some popular myths, legends and contemporary American fairytales which have been presented to us as News.