A crisis expert who grew up in Newtown argues that the costs of listening to the tapes outweigh the benefits.
Trying to make ordinary sense out of these extraordinary crimes is fruitless—and ultimately only encourages more violence
Why are black women seen as more threatening, more masculine and less in need of help? Because they’re not being seen as women at all
A new study in the journal Pediatrics that’s getting a lot of mileage in the media laments a disturbing trend of violence in movies. According to a survey conducted by Brad Bushman, a professor of communication and psychology at …
Barneys and Macy’s seem to be assuming that all black people in 2013 are poor
Filmmakers have given us a redacted history of Julian Assange—exactly the kind that WikiLeaks set out to dismantle
The TV show has given me a way to explain my hometown without saying a word
We tend to think of heroes as larger-than-life figures who accomplish physical feats, such as the man who pulled two women trapped in a car from the Colorado floods, or the policeman who rescued a woman and her two children from the mall under fire in Nairobi. And those rescuers are indeed heroic, but we should also be thinking about
I work as a felony prosecutor in a town where methamphetamine is our biggest narcotics problem. I’m also a big fan of Breaking Bad, but whenever I ask colleagues (particularly law-enforcement officers) whether they’ve been …
When it comes to sheer numbers, our rate for mass shootings is not what’s really troubling
The search for motives in tragedies like the DC Navy Yard is pointless, argues an expert in mass homicide
How can anyone see the work of J.D. Salinger, Woody Allen and Roman Polanski the same way once you know of their predilection for young girls?
The association of young black men with violence doesn’t come out of thin air