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The Preppy Murder: Death In Central Park

“Before O.J. Simpson, the Preppy Killer — that was the trial of the century.” Former print and TV reporter Steve Dunleavy offered this quote when he was interviewed for the new AMC/SundanceTV docuseries The Preppy Murder: Death in Central Park. Dunleavy was probably correct, as the 1986 killing of 18-year-old Jennifer Levin at the hands of 19-year-old Robert Chambers in New York City’s Central Park was a highly sensationalized case — the press nicknamed Chambers “the Preppy Killer.” But as this intriguing five-part, three-night series shows, it is worth looking back on the “Preppy Murder” not for prurient curiosity about […]

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‘Dietland’ on AMC: Star Joy Nash Talks Marti Noxon’s ‘Feminist Revenge Fantasy’

Check out the website of any celebrity rag and you’ll see the problem. Here’s a story about the latest woman to call out a high-profile male colleague for behavior that’s Neanderthal at best and felonious at worst. Right next to it? Twenty-year-old models tell us how to rock Daisy Duke shorts! And here’s where to buy every last bit of a former Spice Girl’s thousand-dollar skincare routine. Raise your hand if you enjoy being a girl! The heart of Dietland, Marti Noxon’s new satirical dramedy (based on the critically acclaimed 2015 novel by Sarai Walker), is aspiring journalist Plum Kettle’s […]