For the second year in a row, OC Weekly has been honored with inclusion in Harper Collins' annual Best American Crime Reporting compilation, which just arrived on bookshelves this week. Moxley's "Hate and Death," a gripping, terrifying account of the brutal, broad-daylight murder of a young Vietnamese-American, Thien Minh Ly, by a drug-addled racist named Gunner Jay Lindbergh. The story, which you can read here, also won Best Feature Story at this year's Orange County Press Club.
Rounding out the book are stories from such publications as The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone, Los Angeles, The Atlantic, Details, GQ and New York magazine.
OC Weekly previously made the Best American Crime Reporting list in 2008, with my story "Just a Random Female," which also deals with senseless murder. Anyone noticing a pattern here?
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Anyways, our collective hats go off to Mr. Moxley. We who toil salute you!