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‘I’m not black, I’m O. J.’

Why ‘Transcending Race’ Is a Lie [The New York Times] Few American athletes have been as widely beloved as Simpson was. Even today, his popularity seems inconceivable. “O. J.: Made in America,” the ESPN “30 for 30” documentary [ESPN] directed by Ezra Edelman that is airing this week, busies itself with the making of the man at the myth’s center and with the country that helped him become a monster. It’s the best thing ESPN has ever produced. And it answers my question: Simpson’s story is that of a black man who came of age during the civil rights era and spent his entire adult life trying to “transcend race” — to claim that strange accolade bestowed on blacks spanning from Pelé to Prince to Nelson Mandela to Muhammad Ali. Which is to say, it’s the story of a halfback trying, and failing, to outrun his own blackness. [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Jun 17, 2016 - 42 comments

Worse than that, they called her incompetent

Marcia Clark’s crucible came smack in the middle of the 1990s, when it is indeed fair to say that very few people wanted to talk about sexism. It is being revived for the screen today, during a period when lots of people want to talk about sexism and perhaps especially want to talk about the sexism of the 1990s.
The redemption of O. J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark.
posted by MartinWisse on Feb 22, 2016 - 53 comments

"But for me, this is not entertainment; it’s extremely painful."

Last night FX premiered their true crime adaptation of The People V. O.J. Simpson, based on the Jeffrey Toobin's book The Run of His Life. Marcia Clark, a prosecutor in the case, has given an interview to Vox on, "on What Episode One of The People v. O.J. Simpson Got Right and Wrong". Briefly, Clark covers how the prosecutorial team considered race, liberties the show takes, her perception in the media circus the trial would inspire, the aftermath of the case (including O.J.'s later incarceration), and the meaning of the trial in the present day.
posted by codacorolla on Feb 3, 2016 - 43 comments

Twenty years after infamous Bronco chase, O.J. Simpson still a mystery

Simpson is in Lovelock because he was convicted of kidnapping and armed robbery in Nevada in 2008; he's serving a sentence of up to 33 years, with the possibility of parole in 2017. He will turn 67 next month, but the O.J. personage who remains a cultural touchstone is much younger. That one was born 20 years ago this week, on June 17, 1994, a day that spawned a series of events that are as ingrained in Americana as anything that happened at Valley Forge or in Dealey Plaza. Sports Illustrated tackles Orenthal James Simpson.
posted by porn in the woods on Jun 13, 2014 - 140 comments

The Original Rebecca Black

Back in the '80s, Kris Kardashian celebrated her 30th birthday with a very special video tribute to her friends. [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Jan 3, 2012 - 107 comments

Simpson sentenced

O.J. Simpson has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for armed robbery. Simpson will remain in custody if he appeals. He may be eligible for parole in six years. An L.A. Times timeline of Simpson's legal history.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing on Dec 5, 2008 - 106 comments

OJ's girlfriend is missing

OJ's girlfriend is missing And her cat is found dead. Thank God OJ's ok. kudos, ken
posted by tsarfan on Jan 22, 2002 - 22 comments

O.J. Simpson being investigated for theft

O.J. Simpson being investigated for theft If at first you don't suceed etc. One day they will get this guy but this crime is not likely to cost him much, if in fact he gets found guilty
posted by Postroad on Dec 16, 2001 - 2 comments

Run Juice Run!!!

Run Juice Run!!! O.J. Simpson's house raided by the FBI and DEA! Yeah, I know, a news story, but its O.J.! O.J. suspected in Ecstasy Drug Ring. Along with a few other illegal activities. Is this his third strike???
posted by da5id on Dec 4, 2001 - 38 comments

Does this take your fancy?

Does this take your fancy? Or perhaps this does. Or this? Old comic book ads featuring OJ SIMPSON defaced by a range of naughty, should-know-better uk webloggers (and their friends). Darren's still taking submissions, so if you'd like to add your intepretation to this, this, this, this, this, this and this, then feel free. Warning: May Cause Bleeding.
posted by barbelith on Aug 31, 2001 - 8 comments

"High-profile P.I. Bill Dear believes he knows who killed Nicole Simpson. It's not who you think."

Fascinating read, whether or not you have a strong opinion on the case or just a slight interest. Dear initially thought O.J. did it, but now believes the police department came to a conclusion too quickly and as a result completely missed his prime suspect. [ via Alt-log ]
posted by lia on Apr 18, 2001 - 29 comments

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