Charles Manson

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The Ted Bundy Tapes: some of the killer’s victims. Photograph: Netflix

We are all familiar with what the police officer sees when he enters the room. We have seen it more times than we care to recall – on TV, in films, in(...)

Once upon a Time in Hollywood: Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio star in the new Quentin Tarantino film

The trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Once upon a Time in Hollywood has dropped. Students of that key millennial director, both those in support and tho(...)

Cast member Dan Gordon in Stephen Sondheim’s “Assassins”, running at the Gate Theatre from April 12th to June 7th. Photograph: Agata Stoinska

“When I leave the stage I’ll be the most famous man in America,” John Wilkes Booth, one of the lesser lights in a 19th-century acting family, is alleg(...)

Director Quentin Tarantino and actress Uma Thurman appear on stage to give the Palme d’Or award during the Closing Ceremony at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival in 2014. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

It always seemed likely that the waves of disapproval kicked up by the Weinstein scandal would eventually reach Quentin Tarantino. The director made (...)

 Cult leader Charles Manson: he preached a demented catechism of misogyny, racism and social paranoia. He was no more intelligent than a dozen other criminal psychopaths

This ought to be the last article on the curious cultural legacy of Charles Manson. We can hope. The infamous cult leader, who has died in prison at t(...)

Charles Manson after his arrest in 1969 and in 2009. He became one of the most notorious killers of the 20th century after his followers murdered seven people in 1969. Photograph: New York Times

My first glimpse of Charles Manson was seeing him standing at the altar inside a tiny prison church in Vacaville, California in mid-August 1982. He wa(...)

 Charles Manson sticks his tongue out at photographers in June 1970 as he appears in a Santa Monica, California courtroom, charged with the slaying of musician Gary Hinman. Photograph: AP

Charles Manson, who died on Sunday at 83, has loomed large in American culture ever since a brutal killing spree by his gang of followers, called the(...)

In this 1969 file photo, Charles Manson is escorted to his arraignment on conspiracy-murder charges in connection with the Sharon Tate murder case.  Photograph: AP

Charles Manson, dubbed father of the world’s worst family, has died aged 83. His clutch of deranged disciples, known as the Manson Family, gained not(...)

Charles Manson photographed in August 2017 was the leader of a cult known as the Manson Family. Photograph: California Department of Corrections/Reuters

Charles Manson, the murderer and cult leader, has died in a hospital in California. He was 83. A statement from the California Department of Correct(...)

Bette Davis in  ‘All About Eve’

It’s hard to know what the word “cult hit” means any more. By the time such a thing gets written about in newspapers it is invariably too popular to w(...)

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