Read This: Crime and Punishment Edition
Good afternoon, everyone. If you haven't caught up on your Roman Polanski reading, Karl Vick has the lowdown in today's A section.
Polanski, 76, was arrested in Switzerland over the weekend, on charges of fleeing sentencing for unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl in Los Angeles three decades ago. Polanski fled to France in 1978 -- his native land, where he "is revered as both a filmmaker and a martyr to American injustice and puritanism" and has been safe from extradition.
And, if you missed it, last year the Reliable Source tracked down a local connection to the case: The daughter of Susan Gailey, the Ourisman Chevrolet girl, is Samantha Geimer, the 13-year-old victim. (Geimer has since publicly said that charges against Polanski should be dropped.)
Elsewhere in today's Style section: Robin Givhan explores why fancy designer outfits usually look different -- and more wearable -- once they make it to retail. David Montgomery talks fixed gear bikes. And Tom Shales dissects the somewhat unfortunate "SNL" debut of Jenny Slate, a new cast member who uttered a certain four-letter word on live television ("The pain that Jenny is going through is, I'm sure, considerably worse than that experienced by anybody who saw it," Lorne Michaels says).
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