Tuesday, January 03, 2006

The Harveys Story: Updated Info and Links

This section consolidated links from earlier posts, it was started at 3:09 a.m. on Jan. 3, 2006. Links to other web sites offering background or reactions to the story of the slain Harvey family have been added and removed, as needed, since this post went up. Readers should feel free to comment, report broken links, or make suggestions. And, thanks to those readers who are helping with the updates, you know who you are. The last update was made on Thursday, June 10, 2008.

SLANTblog posts
Family Found Murdered (Jan.2, '06)
House of Freaks (Jan.3)
Harvey Ceremony (Jan. 3)
World of Loss, Grieving and Loss (Jan. 6)
Right; Rite; Write (Jan. 7)
Nobody Told Me (Jan. 7)
Picking Up the Pieces (Jan. 9)
Remembering Well, But How? When? (Jan. 9)
Harvey Memorial Fund Established (Jan. 10)
Harvey Fund-Raising Efforts (Jan. 21)
Listening to Better Angels (Jan. 23)
Harvey Segment on Dateline (Jan. 29)
Bryan Harvey's Music Remembered (Apr. 7)
Harvey 50th Well Done (Apr. 28)
Remembering the Sunlit Painted Ladies (June15)
The Storm and the Sunlit Painted Ladies (July 22)
Harvey grants announced; murder trial to start today (Aug. 14)
SLANTblog: Defendant admits murdering Harvey family (Aug. 16)
SLANTblog: Now, what to do with the murderer? (Aug. 17)
The trail is over, remember Stella well (Aug. 23)
Ruby Harvey memorial children’s run (Nov. 1)

Richmond Times-Dispatch
Harvey Family Remembered (its entire collection of articles)
Deadly week in Richmond
Forum: Readers remember the Harvey family (58 pages of comments from readers)
Run Raisers $6,000 for Ruby fund (Dec. 19)

Other News & Commentary
John Sarvay's Buttermilk & Molasses (a number of posts)
Don Harrison at Save Richmond
Hollywood Reporter
Rolling Stone

N.Y. Daily News: Pals of slain rocker find solace on Net
TimesOnline: Obit
Richmond.com: Where do we go from Here?
NO-IDEA: Farewell, Harvey Family
The Blue Raccoon: World of Tears
Three Wheels: All Things Must Pass
AJ's Journal: This nearly broke my heart

Oz Geier's photo gallery
House of Freaks @ GAPD (four pages of late-80s publicity photos)

Background & Tribute
9X: House of Freaks: Remembering The Great, Original Guitar/Drum Duo
Work Magazine profile of Kathryn Harvey
Richmond.com profile of Kathryn Harvey
Also Also: Bryan Harvey and the New South Gothic
bluecricket.com: Ask Bryan
Jalpuna: Please remember him well
Trouser Press: House of Freaks
Save Richmond: Bryan Harvey interviewied by Andrew Beaujon
Elizabeth Cougar for STYLE Weekly: Kathryn Harvey's Imaginative Eye
Greg Weatherford for STYLE Weekly: A Real-Life Love Song
National Review: Remembering Him Well
Rhino Magazine: Bryan Harvey Remembered Well
Rhino (2004 reissue): "Monkey on a Chain Gang" (w/audio samples)
Rhino (2004 reissue): "Tantilla, Plus" (w/audio samples)
Pop Matters: Review of House of Freaks' 2004 reissues
Rhino: Remembering Byran Harvey by Steve Wynn
Three Wheels: Empty Spaces
House of Freaks interview on YouTube
House of Freaks interview on YouTube


Anonymous said...

MSNBC is showing a documentary at 11pm tonight entitled "Nightmare on 31st Street" about the murders. I haven't read anything about it being made, shown, etc in the Richmond media. Why is this?

F.T. Rea said...


When I saw an item in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, which did alert its readers to the broadcast, I thought about posting a mention here at SLANTblog. Then, after thinking about it for a few minutes, I decided not to do that.

Having seen NBC’s Dateline segment on the Harvey murders and the manhunt/capture of the culprits, back in January, I figured this MSNBC piece would be using a lot of the same material with post-trial updates on the two now-convicted murders added on. As it turned out, that was exactly what it was.

While I wouldn’t call “Nightmare on 31st Street” a particularly sensational made-on-the-cheap TV documentary, certainly not in today’s context, I can’t say much good about it, either. In its style it mostly resembled other such television examinations of spectacular crimes in a way I find somewhat off-putting. However, when you knew the victims this sort of material plays differently, and it can be quite off-putting for some.

With my posts about the Harvey family at SLANTblog I have tried to use some editorial discretion with what I write and what I recommend. If you read some of my past posts in this series, you’ll get the picture. Thus, with that policy in mind, I chose not to promote MSNBC’s show.