The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Josh Clark

Who Is It That Afflicts You? On Autostraddle, Rachel writes about the continued misunderstanding and misrepresentation of the events related to the Salem Witchcraft Trials.

The Han Solo Comedy Hour In Vanity Fair, Frank DiGiacomo writes about the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special, which aired exactly once, and is universally considered one of the worst shows to ever appear on American television.

Hacking Away at Our Ongoing Obsession with Lizzie Borden On Broadly, Lyz Lenz writes about why the famous accused ax murderess captures our fascination more than a century after she was acquitted.

5 Things the Media Does to Manufacture Outrage On Medium, Parker Malloy chronicles the unreal spiral an offhand tweet of hers took as it entered the sphere of the media.

The Murderers Next Door In The Guardian, Adam Nicolson writes about a remote region of Romania plagued with violent retribution for trespassing among neighbors.