Liu Yongbiao is an acclaimed crime novelist in China. He and another man killed four people 23 years ago, and Liu used the memory of the murders to write a novel. How crazy is that! Because of new DNA testing, investigators were finally able to trace the murders to the novelist, and he and his accomplice were sentenced to death.
The memories weighed on Liu and he said that they were “so cruel” he deserved to “die 100 times” for committing them. Read the full story onNewsweek.
Stephen King, John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett have teamed up to make a musical. Based on a true story and adapted for the stage by Stephen King, the soundtrack features songs written by John Mellencamp, with music direction from T Bone Burnett, and vocals by such artists as Ryan Bingham, Rosanne Cash, Neko Case, Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Kris Kristofferson, Matthew McConaughey, Samantha Mathis, and Meg Ryan.