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Poor Little Butterfly: Art, Crime, and the Real Lolita

By Paula Uruburu “You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style.” Humbert Humbert, Lolita It is at least a decade since I assigned Nabokov’s shocking and provocative novel Lolita — the          last time was for an undergraduate course called Crime and Punishment…

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The real life of a crime: Amityville, New York, Nov. 18th 1974

By Paula Uruburu It was not your typical obituary, written for one person. It was written for six. As reported in the New York Times: “Nearly 1,000 friends, relatives, and village residents gathered here today at the funeral services for the six members of the DeFeo family who were found…

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Reel Crime: Martin Scorsese’s Irishman

By Paula Uruburu “I’ll be a Hoffa man ’til they pat my face with a shovel and steal my cufflinks.” Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran They say crime doesn’t pay.  But Netflix certainly does — though not without a little controversy, a little CGI, and a pricey roll of the dice. …

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