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The big business of true crime 

Oct 31, 2022
The genre, cheaper than its scripted kin, has taken on a life of its own, with seemingly endless sub-genres on multiple platforms.
Police tape hangs across the street in front of the house that Dennis Rader lived in. Rader, known as the serial killer BTK, pleaded guilty to 10 murders over the span of nearly two decades.
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5 things you should know about women who heist

Jun 1, 2018
Surprise ... it's not much like "Ocean's 8."
An office worker, circa 1955, fetches bond certificates from the vault of the Toronto General Trusts Corp., which is secured by a massive fifteen ton door.
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The feminism behind "Ocean's 8"

"This is really just a story about women who are excellent at their jobs — they just happen to be criminals," said Olivia Milch, co-writer and producer for "Ocean's 8."
(L-R) Sandra Bullock as Debbie Ocean, Cate Blanchett as Lou, Rihanna as Nine Ball, Mindy Kaling as Amita, Awkwafina as Constance, Helena Bonham Carter as Rose, Anne Hathaway as Daphne Kluger and Sarah Paulson as Tammy in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' "Oceans 8," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
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