How Elizabeth Smart Became More Than An Abduction Victim

Margaret Talbot's piece in the New Yorker this week might be called "The Extraordinary Resilience of Elizabeth Smart" but a better title might be "How Elizabeth Smart Did the Impossible." The piece explores how Smart managed to get through her abduction and become that much more than an abduction victim forever… » 10/14/13 6:50pm 10/14/13 6:50pm

Elizabeth Smart Living a Normal Life of Exotic Hawaiian Marriages

In what sounds a little bit like a pagan ritual, Elizabeth Smart married Matthew Gilmour in a Mormon temple on Oahu's North Shore yesterday. Smart, a Utah woman who was kidnapped at age 14 and held captive for nine months by Brian David Mitchell, is now an apparently functioning 24-year-old senior at Brigham Young… » 2/19/12 11:00am 2/19/12 11:00am

Defense Says Elizabeth Smart Isn't That Damaged, Pushes For Lighter…

Even the worst criminals are entitled to legal representation, but do attorneys have to make offensive comments while defending them? Recently, Nancy Garrido's defense lawyer argued that she should be able to relax on the beach someday, and now the attorney representing Elizabeth Smart's kidnapper says the court… » 5/18/11 11:39pm 5/18/11 11:39pm