Edward Jay Epstein announces "Annals of Unsolved Crime: The Ultimate Online Q&A," an online interactive series to be powered by Shindig
Tuesday, April 23 – The Mysteries of the Vatican
For 30 years, on assignment for The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, Epstein investigated the mysterious death of Roberto Calvi , often called "God's Banker" because of his close association with the Vatican's finances. Calvi's death will be discussed alongside other Vatican mysteries, including the 1981 assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II.
Tuesday, April 30 - The Amanda Knox Ordeal
DNA is considered the gold standard for forensic investigators, but the Amanda Knox case shows how prosecutorial misconduct can subvert even the best of evidence. Coming on the heels of Knox's re-indictment by Italy's Court of Cassation and the publication of Knox's memoir, Epstein will discuss the true state of the evidence in the Knox case.
Tuesday, May 7 - The Case of the Radioactive Corpse
When Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned by a rare radioactive isotope in London in 2006, his death puzzled police investigators. Epstein travelled to Moscow to track down a key suspect and gained access to sensitive files related to the case. Epstein will discuss ongoing questions about the case…. And why it may never be solved.
Tuesday, May 14 - Bringing Down DSK
Two years to the day after Dominique Strauss-Kahn was arrested in New York for allegedly assaulting a hotel maid, Epstein will discuss his controversial two-year investigation of the case, which he covered for the Guardian and the New York Review of Books.
Tuesday, May 21 - The Lindbergh Kidnapping
One of America's most enduring crimes, the Lindbergh kidnapping changed the way kidnapping cases are prosecuted. Epstein will discuss his take on the case, which focuses on the role of the tabloid press and a seriously compromised crime scene.
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