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My 5: The Pop Culture Mysteries That Keep Filmmaker Andrew Jenks Up at Night (Exclusive)

Taylor Swift is set to release her sixth studio album, Reputation, on Friday, Nov. 10.  And, regardless of your thoughts on the 27-year-old, she’s always had a way with words. 

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My 5: The Pop Culture Mysteries That Keep Filmmaker Andrew Jenks Up at Night (Exclusive)

If you were a fan of Andrew Jenks’ MTV series, World of Jenks, or have followed his impressive journalistic adventures, like the HIV/AIDS crisis film he directed for Netflix, It’s Not Over, and the documentary series, Unlocking the Truth, then you know that inquisitive is basically his middle name. 

Now, the award-winning filmmaker and documentarian has taken his penchant for diving deep into stories of the misunderstood from the screen to the airwaves, launching his podcast, What Really Happened?, with Cadence 13 and Seven Bucks Productions, the company co-founded with Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia. Written, hosted and co-produced by Jenks, the new audio series is a deeply researched, groundbreaking look into the real-life narratives of six public figures who have created intrigue in modern history: Muhammad Ali, Chris Christie, Princess Diana, Michael Jordan, Britney Spears and Winston Churchill.

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Unsolved Mysteries

Aware of how contentious this subject still is, Burns chose not to interview famous Vietnam figures like John Kerry, John McCain, or Jane Fonda, though the movie does contain interviews with veterans of the North Vietnamese army.  The documentary begins with Peter Coyote’s voice-over intoning, “America’s involvement in Vietnam began in secrecy. It ended, thirty years later, in failure, witnessed by the entire world. It was begun in good faith, by decent people, out of fateful misunderstandings, American overconfidence, and Cold War miscalculation. And it was prolonged because it seemed easier to muddle through than admit that it had been caused by tragic decisions, made by five American presidents belonging to both political parties.” This speech is full of compromises designed to keep all Americans, of whatever political persuasion, watching. Burns and his team obsessed over whether to use “failure” or “defeat,” and ultimately went with the gentler choice. And then

Read more at: http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2017/09/ken_burns_the_vietnam_war_american_vandal_and_the_evolution_of_nonfiction.html

‘Unsolved Mysteries’ Creator Is ‘Optimistic’ There’ll Be New Episodes By The End Of The Year

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The creative team behind true-crime trailblazer Unsolved Mysteries are kinda like the real-life Defenders in that they’ve had a hand in putting away innumerable miscreants over their storied career. Instead of super strength or the ability to withstand a barrage of bullets, the Unsolved Mysteries team has been thwarting the criminal element via dramatic reenactments and the sweet, super-spooky voice of former host Robert Stack since the show’s inception in 1987.

During our current era of Peak True-Crime Television, Unsolved Mysteries, the gold standard of the genre, is no longer producing new episodes, which is a TV travesty. Unsolved Mysteries is better than any true-crime series currently on the air, and in an age where nostalgia reigns supreme and reboots are handed

Read more at: http://decider.com/2017/08/22/unsolved-mysteries-creator-optimistic-new-episodes-end-of-year/

Crime Fiction: Sue Grafton Nears the End of Her Alphabet Mysteries

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I’m going to miss Kinsey Millhone. Ever since the first of Sue Grafton’s Alphabet mysteries, “A Is for Alibi,” came out in 1982, Kinsey has been a good friend and the very model of an independent woman, a gutsy California P.I. rocking a traditional man’s job. The refreshing thing about Kinsey is that she doesn’t pretend to be fearless when she’s scared out of her wits. “I was not one of those defiant

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/17/books/review/crime-sue-grafton-y-is-for-yesterday.html

Little girl who disappeared while house burned in 1949 among area cold case mysteries

Area’s most famous cold case mysteries

Juneau County

Ricky Jean Bryant, Mauston. Missing since 1949. Disappeared as a four-year-old during a suspicious house fire. 

Barbara Blackstone, Lyndon Station. Abducted from her home in 1987, murdered. Body found eight miles from her hometown in Argyle. 

Tom Nowicki, Necedah. Shot to death in his shed in 2003. 

Sauk County 

Audrey Backeberg, Reedsburg. Left her husband and kids in 1962. Took Greyhound bus to Indiana and never seen again. 

Lisa Staes, Lake Delton. Nude body found underneath bridge off Highway 23 in 1976. 

Robert Christian, Baraboo. Missing since the fall of 1977. Car was found near Devil’s Lake bluffs stripped of tires and battery. 

Unidentified infant, Lake Delton. Remains found in duffel bag on the side of country road. Child believed to be only weeks old. 

Leonelly Barron, Sauk City. Three-year old boy missing since 2013. May be with non-custodial mother. 

Columbia County 

Unknown homicide victim, Portage. Unidentified woman killed and dumped in ditch

Read more at: http://host.madison.com/news/local/crime/little-girl-who-disappeared-while-house-burned-in-among-area/article_df284e07-dd85-584c-9844-d5774325386c.html

Area cold case mysteries keep investigators searching

Area’s most famous cold case mysteries

Juneau County

Ricky Jean Bryant, Mauston. Missing since 1949. Disappeared as a four-year-old during a suspicious house fire. 

Barbara Blackstone, Lyndon Station. Abducted from her home in 1987, murdered. Body found eight miles from her hometown in Argyle. 

Tom Nowicki, Necedah. Shot to death in his shed in 2003. 

Sauk County 

Audrey Backeberg, Reedsburg. Left her husband and kids in 1962. Took Greyhound bus to Indiana and never seen again. 

Lisa Staes, Lake Delton. Nude body found underneath bridge off Highway 23 in 1976. 

Robert Christian, Baraboo. Missing since the fall of 1977. Car was found near Devil’s Lake bluffs stripped of tires and battery. 

Unidentified infant, Lake Delton. Remains found in duffel bag on the side of country road. Child believed to be only weeks old. 

Leonelly Barron, Sauk City. Three-year old boy missing since 2013. May be with non-custodial mother. 

Columbia County 

Unknown homicide victim, Portage. Unidentified woman killed and dumped in ditch

Read more at: http://www.wiscnews.com/juneaucountystartimes/news/local/article_c4aa0204-7258-5166-bfd0-047444da8dfd.html

These are the world’s weirdest aviation mysteries

LAST week, a single photograph appeared to solve one of history’s greatest aviation mysteries – what happened to Amelia Earhart?

The fate of the pioneering aviator has captivated the world ever since she went missing without a trace during a flight over the Pacific Ocean in 1937.

A photograph, released last week, that appeared to show Earhart in Japanese captivity after she went missing, fanned the theory the pioneering pilot had survived a plane crash – but other historians have since cast doubt on the theory. And so the Earhart mystery lives on.

But that is only one of many puzzling aviation mysteries that continue to grip the public’s imagination, even though we still have no idea what really happened.

Here are some of the most famous ones.

1. AMELIA EARHART

Amateur historian Les Kinney argues this US intelligence photo shows co-pilot Fred Noonan, left, with Amelia Earhart sitting on the edge<p data-recalc-dims=Read more at: https://www.news-mail.com.au/news/these-are-worlds-weirdest-aviation-mysteries/3198871/

These are the world’s weirdest aviation mysteries

LAST week, a single photograph appeared to solve one of history’s greatest aviation mysteries – what happened to Amelia Earhart?

The fate of the pioneering aviator has captivated the world ever since she went missing without a trace during a flight over the Pacific Ocean in 1937.

A photograph, released last week, that appeared to show Earhart in Japanese captivity after she went missing, fanned the theory the pioneering pilot had survived a plane crash – but other historians have since cast doubt on the theory. And so the Earhart mystery lives on.

But that is only one of many puzzling aviation mysteries that continue to grip the public’s imagination, even though we still have no idea what really happened.

Here are some of the most famous ones.

1. AMELIA EARHART

Amateur historian Les Kinney argues this US intelligence photo shows co-pilot Fred Noonan, left, with Amelia Earhart sitting on the edge<p data-recalc-dims=Read more at: https://www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au/news/these-are-worlds-weirdest-aviation-mysteries/3198871/