Charles Manson

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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(...)

Sayfullo Saipov: after Donald Trump’s unscripted remark about the New York attack suspect, aides sought to walk back the idea, saying it was merely notional. Illustration: Jane Rosenberg/Reuters

US president Donald Trump on Thursday backed off his threat to send the suspect in this week’s New York terrorist attack to the US military prison at (...)

It’s finally happened. We’ve reached television serial-killer saturation point. There have been so many psycho-sexual killers stuffed into our eyeball(...)

Director Roman Polanski whose bid to get his sex assault case dismissed so he can return to the US has been denied at Los Angeles Superior Court. Photograph: PA

A Los Angeles judge on Friday rejected a request by the woman who was raped by director Roman Polanski 40 years ago to have the criminal case against (...)

Convicted mass murderer Charles Manson in a 2011 picture  from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Photograph: Reuters

Convicted mass murderer Charles Manson was taken from a California prison, where he is serving a life term, to a hospital for an undisclosed medical i(...)

The house Hitler was born in was siezed by the  Austrian parliament

Following years of concern and speculation, the Austrian parliament has just passed a low allowing it to seize the house where Adolf Hitler was born. (...)

Emma Cline: thought-provoking fiction, intuitive and memorable writing

One of the most hyped debuts of the summer is Emma Cline’s The Girls, a provocative and eloquent coming-of-age tale loosely inspired by the Manson fam(...)

‘I was warned that a lot of responsibility comes with writing to a prisoner because in many cases that’s all they have’: Angel Cullinane, who writes to and receives letters from a prisoner on death row. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In one sickening wave after another, the details of Elaine O’Hara’s murder trial kept coming earlier this year. Yet it was only afterwards that one(...)

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