If Rupert Murdoch thought he had calmed the storm over his O. J. Simpson project by killing it, he had better think again. The families of Simpson's murdered ex-wife and her friend Ron Goldman have made it clear that despite the decision by Murdoch's News Corp.
Ask the Most Rev. Wilton Gregory if he'd like another term as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and he gives a rueful laugh. "No," says Bishop Gregory, 56, entering his last of three years as the top spokesman for the American Catholic Church. "It's like baptism.
If you were wondering what world-famous fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi has been up to lately, the place to look was the 2003 Iowa State Fair. There, in mid-August, amid the prize-winning hogs and corn-dog stands, any woman up to a size 16 might have suddenly found herself pressed into service as an amateur mannequin: hustled into a trailer and relieved of her blue jeans to emerge before the dazzled multitudes in Mizrahi's dark stone-denim slacks and raspberry-smoothie-colored striped turtleneck.
In the four decades since Sylvia Plath gassed herself to death in London, critics, biographers and readers have argued about who was to blame. Plath's chilling, raging last poems led feminists to accuse her philandering husband, fellow poet Ted Hughes, of pushing her to the edge.
Boo Boo Kitty is no more. In the end, the end was quite sudden. In the few months since I had written the medical saga of Boo Boo Kitty (his real name was Sam but somehow the ridiculous nickname stuck), he had seemed to be doing well, although there were some troubling issues that I recognize now in retrospect.My move to another home in early August hadn't sat well with him, and more recently I had noticed that he was no longer jumping with the alacrity and grace he once had.
Since the murder of her husband, Mariane Pearl has moved to Manhattan, where she lives with her son, Adam, now 16 months old. NEWSWEEK's Mark Miller spoke to her there last week about her memories of Danny, her hopes for Adam and the state of the Pakistani investigation into the kidnapping and killing.
Facing a crowd of reporters, Gary Bergeron stood in a park outside a Boston courthouse and said the words he had fought so long to say. "From this day forward in the eyes of you people, in the eyes of the church, I am not an alleged victim of clergy abuse," he said. "I'm recognized.
To a degree that still troubles veteran lawyers, the case against Gary Graham depended on the testimony of a single eyewitness. Graham, who is scheduled to die by lethal injection this Thursday in Huntsville, Texas, was found guilty of shooting a drug dealer and small-time gambler named Bobby Lambert outside a Safeway store in north Houston in May 1981.
You would think that if technology is available to prove absolute guilt or innocence, prosecutors and politicians would all be quick to embrace it, if only to sleep easier at night.You would be wrong.In recent years, DNA testing has freed 72 inmates from prison --eight from death row.