People v. Gillette: How an Obscure Execution in the Finger Lakes Inspired Generations of Storytellers

From graphic novels about Jack the Ripper, to Hollywood set-pieces about Charles Manson, true crime is a booming industry where writers and filmmakers alike can ply their trade and find suitable metaphors for the state of society at large. Their many fictional variants keep the horror stories of real life ever fresh in our minds. … Continue reading People v. Gillette: How an Obscure Execution in the Finger Lakes Inspired Generations of Storytellers