Gallows Glamour

PENALTY SHOTS No matter how dark a social cause is, it benefits from a little celebrity and fashion sunshine. This is the hope of the anti-death penalty folks, who have scored big media coups in the past two months. But how is it playing in Texas?

1 Tom Hanks' latest box-office outing, The Green Mile, features a death-row inmate who is not only innocent but has miraculous healing ability.

2 Court TV will debut The Wrong Man, a documentary series on death-row innocents.

3 Politically inspired rock band Rage Against the Machine's new hit CD, The Battle of Los Angeles,...

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