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Read This: Crime and Punishment Edition

In this Aug. 8,1977, file photo, Roman Polanski is shown entering court in Santa Monica, where he entered a guilty plea. (AP file photo)

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).

By The Reliable Source  |  September 28, 2009; 12:14 PM ET
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