Serial Chic

America's romance with real-life mass murder is going mainstream. Two years ago, serial-killer trading cards sparked national outrage. Now Jeffrey Dahmer and Charles Manson co-star with Diane Sawyer and Jane Pauley. Even eggheads have got the bug, thanks to a serial-killer cover on the New York Review of Books. Hey, there's gold in them thar psychos:


Charles Manson has earned some $600 in royalties from a line of caps, surfer pants and T shirts adorned with his image and such studiously ironic slogans as support family values and charlie don't surf. Sales took off after Guns N' Roses singer Axl...

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