Tag: O.J. Simpson

  • The Voice, O.J. Simpson, and Robert Blake Go to the Oscars

    For as long as the Oscars have dominated the pop culture discourse, there have been those who have bemoaned the ceremony as too long, too slow, too commercial, too superficial. The 1976 Academy Awards — where One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest won for Best Picture, Director (Milos Forman), Actress (Louise Fletcher), and Actor (Jack Nicholson) — […]

  • Anne Thompson Asks if Hollywood Has Forgotten How to Make Money

    Let’s rewind 20 years, to the summer of 1994. O.J. Simpson has been arrested for murder, the World Cup is in America and being ignored, and the biggest hits at the multiplex are Forrest Gump, The Lion King, True Lies, and Speed. Notice anything odd about those movies? There’s not a sequel or superhero among […]

  • MEN IN BLACK

    Chuck Klosterman wants to know why the prototypical villain is a man in a black hat, mustache curled, probably in the process of tying a woman to train tracks. Sloane Crosley just wants cake. This should make for some interesting conversation. To celebrate the release of his new essay collection, I Wear the Black Hat: […]

  • Bill O’Reilly Even Seems To Think O.J. Crackpot Bill Dear Is Full Of It *VIDEO*

    Private investigator Bill Dear, who’s just released a new book claiming that O.J. Simpson’s son is the “real killer” in the 1994 murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, is making the media rounds pimping his BS book, O.J. Is Innocent And I Can Prove It. (Voice editor-in-chief Tony Ortega wrote a […]

  • O.J.’s Son’s Not “The Real Killer” — Regardless Of How Much Of His Trash Private Dick Bill Dear Sifts Through

    The story about a Texas private investigator’s new book claiming that he has proof O.J. Simpson isn’t guilty of the 1994 murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman is getting the kind of media buzz you would expect when someone makes a claim as absurd as “O.J. didn’t do it.” […]

  • Texas P.I. William Dear Claims To Have Proof O.J. Didn’t Do It…Which Is Adorable. Argues “Juice’s” Son is “The Real Killer”

    In the nearly 18 years since the brutal murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, we’ve all — as a planet — collectively come to the general consensus that O.J. Simpson murdered two people, and that’s likely because he did of the mountains of evidence pointing in his direction (the blood, the glove, more […]

  • JUST A GIRL (AND HER BOYS)

    What were you doing in 1995? Probably donating your flannel, surfing on Netscape, and booing the O.J. Simpson verdict—and No Doubt‘s Tragic Kingdom was the soundtrack to it all. The ska rockers and their quirky goddess frontwoman, Gwen Stefani (the Jean Harlow of blue hair and bindis), filled the somber post-grunge silence with the bright […]

  • Melodrama Queen

    “Like many people who watched the October 3, 1995, verdict in the trial of O.J. Simpson, I felt deeply implicated in its drama. . . . [It was] a verdict that sparked unprecedented white resentment,” Linda Williams writes with enticing candor in the preface to Playing the Race Card: Melodramas of Black and White From […]

  • O.J. Simpson Meets Puff Daddy

    “Now let me tell you a little bit about my lawyer,” the ruthless gun runner Ordell says reassuringly to Beaumont, a convicted felon who has been caught with a concealed pistol in a car and faces 10 years in prison for violating his parole in Quentin Tarantino’s pulp fiction Jackie Brown. “His name is Stacin […]

  • Court TV

    Ana Maria Rodriguez Age 37 Resides Brooklyn Occupation Photographer Should cameras be allowed in the Diallo courtroom? I don’t think it’s a problem but I do think they’re trying to compensate for having moved the trial to Albany. Does televising contribute to a “circuslike atmosphere”? It’s a fine line because the media’s going to play […]