Why Writing About Cults—and People Who Join Them—Is Never Easy

40 years after Jonestown, an author reflects on the empathy gap between those who joined, and those who think they never would.

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Aileen Wuornos and the Powerful Allure of (Certain) Serial Killers

I once befriended a serial killer—but I was not your typical fan. Like the late, great, Ann Rule, who wrote about Ted Bundy,...