Leigh Buchanan Bienen: Works

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A diary: New York City just wild about saffron

Title: A diary: New York City just wild about saffron Year: 2004 Publisher: The Chicago Tribune Author: Leigh Bienen Issue: February 18, 2005 Description: Leigh Bienen, a senior lecturer at Northwestern University School of Law, was in New York City this week to be a monitor for the installation of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s “The Gates.” Here […]

Good old days? Not for killings—Homicide rate for 1930 nearly same as last year’s

Title: Good old days? Not for killings—Homicide rate for 1930 nearly same as last year’s Year: 2004 Publisher: The Chicago Sun-Times Author: Frank Main Issue: June 8, 2004 Description: The Chicago Sun-Times article announcing the launch of the Homicide in Chicago 1870-1930 website, which received ~70k visits the weekend of its launch. What is perhaps […]

Rescued From Obscurity: 11,439 Stories of Life and Death in Chicago

Title: Rescued From Obscurity: 11,439 Stories of Life and Death in Chicago Year: 2007 Publisher: The Chicago Tribune Author: David Thigpen Issue: January 21, 2007 Description: For decades the large leather-trimmed volumes sat in the recesses of the archives of the Chicago Police Department, with nary a visitor. Then in the summer of 1998, researcher […]

Leigh Bienen and the Lookingglass Theatre

Title: Leigh Bienen and the Lookingglass Theatre  Year: 2017 Publisher: Lookingglass Theatre  Issue: N/A Description: Her work has been generously supported by The Joyce Foundation, The MacArthur Foundation, The McCormick Tribune Foundation, and Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. In 2009 she published an empirical study of the cost of capital punishment in Illinois which played […]

Leigh Bienen Shares View of ‘The Gates’

Title: Leigh Bienen Shares View of ‘The Gates’ Year: 2005 Interviewer: Leigh Bienen Publisher: Northwestern Now/The Chicago Tribune Issue: March 1, 2005 Description: Leigh Bienen, a senior lecturer at Northwestern University School of Law, was in New York City in February to be a monitor for the installation of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s “The Gates.” Here […]

Legal scholar’s new website offers a picture of the criminal justice system

Title: Legal scholar’s new website offers a picture of the criminal justice system Year: 2020 Interviewer: Hilary Hurd Anyaso Publisher: Northwestern Now Issue: May 29, 2020 Description: Using a small subset of death-eligible murder cases, a new database and website, 2003 Chicago Murders, launched by a Northwestern Pritzker School of Law professor, Leigh Buchanan Bienen, […]

Leigh Bienen: a career from fiction writing to capital punishment

Title: Leigh Bienen: a career from fiction writing to capital punishment Year: 2016 Interviewer: Joe Popely Publisher: Northwestern Now Issue: November 13, 2016 Description: Podcast with the author, researcher and reformer who opens up about her winding, impactful career Podcast link

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