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Fifty-two years after the murder of Kitty Genovese comes a documentary that plays out like a TV movie. Kitty’s youngest brother is a Colombo-esque presence as he gently prods people who might provide clues to what really happened. Missing is any appreciation for context therefore any sense of why this murder might have triggered these […]


Kitty at 50

Today is not the 50th birthday of Kitty Genovese. She was born on July 7, 1935, so had she reached her 50th birthday, it would have been celebrated long ago. And today is not the 50th anniversary of the day Kitty Genovese was murdered. She died on March 13, 1964, so the 50th anniversary of her death […]