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Talking true crime for the holiday season with author Sarah Marshall

Sarah Marshall wrote Remote Control, an essay about Tonya Harding and the image of female criminality and victimhood in popular culture that blew minds when it appeared in The Believer last year. It is finding new attention and life this year, as it appears in this year’s The Best American Nonrequired Reading collection. At present, […]

Sarah Marshall on Tonya Harding, Laura Palmer, and the relative value of female victimhood

Sarah Marshall is “interested in where we draw the line between tragedy and comedy in spectacles of crime.” This month her meditation on the Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan affair, which kicked off with “the whack heard around the world,” was published in The Believer. In her piece, Marshall questions our collective public memory of […]