Kary Antholis

Kary Antholis founded Crime Story Media, LLC in July 2019, after retiring as President of Miniseries and Cinemax Programming at HBO. For full biography, see Publisher Biography link.

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Representing Indigent Defendants during the Pandemic: An L.A. Story

In April, as part of our effort to understand how the public health emergency is affecting criminal defense attorneys and their clients, we spoke with a Los Angeles-based Bar Panel Attorney, who requested anonymity so that they could speak freely. Last week we followed up with that attorney to catch up on his observations two months later. But before we share that perspective, we should clarify how the system of indigent criminal defense works in California and in Los Angeles specifically.  The primary practitioners of indigent criminal...

My Interview with Attorney General William Barr: Following Up on the One Year Anniversary

Crime Story launched in August of last year with my interview with Attorney General William Barr. June 5, 2020 marked the one year anniversary of our recording that interview. The themes that came up in the conversation with the AG (implicit bias in law enforcement, Black Lives Matter protests, anger at injustices, criminal justice reform) remain stunningly resonant.  Here is how I introduced the interview on the crimestory.com website and on the Crime Story Podcast: Attorney General William Barr and I met when...

Chokehold, Amanda Knox and Lorena (Bobbitt) Gallo (Week 44)

Last week at crimestory.com, we devoted our entire newsletter to Crime Story Consulting Editor Paul Butler's column The Simple Opportunity to Breathe. This week we recap the past two weeks of work by Amanda Knox and Christopher Robinson as well as check in on Part 4 of Sean Smith's series examining COVID-19 in prison. But first, a word about our follow up to Paul Butler's column. On Tuesday of this past week we published Will the Chokehold Be Unlocked?: A Conversation with Paul Butler. In that interview, Paul and I...

Will the Chokehold Be Unlocked?: A Conversation with Paul Butler

Paul Butler is a Consulting Editor to CRIME STORY. He is also a Professor at Georgetown Law, a frequent contributor to MSNBC and the author of Chokehold: Policing Black Men. You can find his contributions to CRIME STORY here. Kary Antholis: On today’s podcast we have another in our series of conversations with Paul Butler, Georgetown Law Professor, former US Department of Justice Prosecutor and MSNBC Commentator. Paul also serves as a Consulting Editor to us at Crime Story Media. In...

The Simple Opportunity to Breathe (Week 43)

This week at crimestory.com, we honor the memory of George Floyd and the Movement for Black Lives by publishing Paul Butler's column The Simple Opportunity to Breathe in it's entirety. Paul Butler is a Consulting Editor to CRIME STORY. He is also a Professor at Georgetown Law, a frequent contributor to MSNBC and the author of Chokehold: Policing Black Men. You can find his contributions to CRIME STORY here. THUGS! That is the word the President of the United States used to describe a...

Interviews with Two Men Wrongfully Convicted (Week 42)

This week at crimestory.com, Amanda Knox continued her series of interviews with the wrongfully convicted, Chris Tarricone filed one last pre-hiatus story on the Robert Durst trial, and Sean Smith contributed another chapter on the way that the story of Covid-19 in prisons has been told in the press. We also introduced a new contributor. On Tuesday, we published Family, Friends, and Pets: Emotional Storytelling in the Trial of Robert Durst, Chris Tarricone's piece about the testimony of Virginia McKeon, the sister of Durst's presumed-dead wife Kathie and one of the last witnesses...