“Once you tell a story incorrectly once, you can’t control where it goes.” Sarah tells Mike how The New York Times turned a suburban murder into an urban legend. Digressions include Billy Joel, the World’s Fair and “Ferngully.” This episode marks a triumphant return to Long Island and an unexpected celebration of Pride Month.
- The original New York Times article, “37 Who Saw Murder Didn’t Call the Police; Apathy at Stabbing of Queens Woman Shocks Inspector”
- “4 Kew Gardens Residents Testify To Seeing Woman Slain on Street”
- “A Call for Help,” Nicholas Lehman, The New Yorker
- “Don’t Look Now,” Angus Johnston, The New Inquiry
- Anna Lvovsky’s “Queer Expertise: Urban Policing and the Construction of Public Knowledge about Homosexuality, 1920–1970”