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Posted by Kelly Hawkins, firstname.lastname@example.org on January 29, 2015
Sarah Koenig opens "Serial," a 12-episode podcast, by telling listeners that she is certain of one thing: someone is lying.
She is referring to the lies told during the 1999 investigation of Hae Min Lee's murder. Hae was an 18-year-old student at Woodlawn High School in Baltimore, Md. She had been missing for six weeks when her body was discovered in Leakin Park. She was strangled to death and buried in a shallow grave.
The prosecution described the case as "run of the mill" domestic violence. This was not the detail that enthralled listeners and had us counting the minutes until a new episode aired each week. The interesting aspect of this particular murder was that the prosecution's key witness was, it seems, a pathological liar. And yet, Adnan Syed, ex-boyfriend of Hae, was convicted of her murder based on the testimony of that witness. His name is Jay Wilds.
Posted by Kelly Hawkins on December 30, 2014
Coastal residents will tell you that we have more casinos than we know what to do with and, in that vein, plenty of adult entertainment. I disagree.
Posted by Kelly Hawkins on November 18, 2014
Thanksgiving is a week away and there are still several opportunities to give back to our South Mississippi communities over the next several days.
Posted by Kelly Hawkins on November 1, 2014
Here are 10 soulful artists that you should be listening to instead of the melodramatic angst that is being delivered by current pop stars.
Posted by Kelly Hawkins on October 8, 2014
"Gone Girl" dominated the box office this past weekend and with good reason: Flynn (author turned screenwriter) tells a chilling and suspenseful psychological thriller that will make your skin crawl.