true crime http://nhpr.org en Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster http://nhpr.org/post/whitey-bulger-america-s-most-wanted-gangster <p>At the time of his capture in 2011, James “Whitey” Bulger&nbsp; was wanted for 19 murders, extortion and loan sharking committed during his reign over Boston’s Irish mob between the 1970s and 1995. During 16 years on the lam, Whitey became the subject of myth; characterized alternately as a “good bad guy”, and, in Martin Scorsese’s 2006 film, <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0407887/" target="_blank"><em>The Departed</em></a>, a venal sociopath.</p><p><strong>Shelley Murphy </strong>and Kevin Cullen, a pair of Boston Globe journalists have drawn on 25 years of reporting to create a more complete and nuanced portrait of the restless boy from the Boston projects who became the most wanted fugitive of his generation. Tonight, Murphy and Cullen will be at the Red River Theatre for <a href="http://www.redrivertheatres.org/now-showing/special-events/" target="_blank">a screening of <em>The Departed</em></a> and at a pre-screening reception and talk.</p><p> Thu, 23 May 2013 18:03:57 +0000 Virginia Prescott 28076 at http://nhpr.org Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster Is 'In Cold Blood' Tainted By Found Documents? http://nhpr.org/post/cold-blood-tainted-found-documents <p>Nearly half a century ago, Truman Capote’s <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Cold_Blood"><em>In Cold Blood</em></a> detailed the savage murder of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas. That book is regarded as a literary landmark… the first so-called “nonfiction novel” that brought the true crime genre to the mainstream and cemented Capote’s celebrity status. It’s inspired three films, among them, “Capote,” in 2005, which earned a best actor Oscar for Philip Seymour Hoffman.</p><p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:30:29 +0000 Virginia Prescott 22217 at http://nhpr.org Is 'In Cold Blood' Tainted By Found Documents? From Police Report...to Prose http://nhpr.org/post/police-reportto-prose <p>Our Senior Producer reveals some of the tricks of the trade of her other career as a true crime writer.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 16:19:51 +0000 Virginia Prescott & Rebecca Lavoie 6312 at http://nhpr.org From Police Report...to Prose