Artful Violence: Hannibal, True Blood, and Other Visceral Viewing

(Note: This piece graphically discusses images of violence on television, many of which specifically involve women. Said scenes are discussed in the third paragraph, which you can skip without losing the context and argument of the piece, should you so desire.) The hit US television series Hannibal has an unforgettable set of titles — eerie, uncomfortable music […]

This Is Not the Act of A Madman: Systemic Racism, Acts of Violence, and Domestic Terrorism

In July, Norway was subject to a brutal domestic terrorism attack; a man named Anders Brevik set off a bomb in downtown Oslo and gunned down scores of people at a youth camp. It was vile, brutal, and devastating for the Norwegian people. As inevitably happens whenever mass killings of this nature appear in the […]