Durst & Rumsfeld & Morris: No One Tells the Whole Truth

If you're not watching HBO's documentary on Robert Durst, The Jinx, you should. If you do, you probably had to manually close your jaw after Andrew Jarecki (the director) interviewed him present day and Durst was caught with a hot mic during a break, repeating to himself (on the subject of his murder trial in Texas), "I did not knowingly, purposefully, intentionally lie. I did make mistakes." He seems to be rehearsing for how the conversation will pick up after a break. His lawyer advises him that the mic is on and that the cameras are getting all of his self-talk. Durst's lawyers then came over to tell him that his mic was still on and that they were able to hear everything, but he did not seem to care at all. He doubles down and confirms he meant what he said: "I did not tell the whole truth. Nobody tells the whole truth." "I did not tell the whole truth," Durst told one of his lawyers. "Nobody tells the whole truth." The moment is shocking, and many viewers undoubtedly heard that as, "Of course I lied on the stand" or maybe even "I probably killed this guy, and others, because clearly you see I have no problem lying." But I do think the point Durst is making -- albeit inelegantly -- is that human brains just don't tell the whole truth. The premise that we can is false. Coming from Durst (partnered with his famous twitching and squirming) this fact...

Nigel Dennis: We Keep the Other Bad Men From the Door

If you're as obsessed with True Detective as I am, you need to make sure you spend some time with Nigel Evan Dennis' We Keep the Other Bad Men From the Door. Stunning work, graphics following the characters and plot lines. He also has several incredible prints for sale (seen above). Thanks, Eades. ...

Law & Order Sets

Just uncovered this wonderful collection of images of the Law & Order set at the Chelsea Piers in NYC courtesy of Gothamist. And of course, if you're feeling nostalgic, don't miss Jerry Orbach's guided tour from 2004. I got a little weepy. ...

Computers On Law & Order

Jeff Thompson's Computers On Law & Order includes 11,000 screenshots of all 456 episodes of the classic drama, and will trace the history of the computer across set design in the series. Just amazing. Found here. ...