Thanks for reminding us that the only time you care about us is when you think we’re dangerous, New York City.
I was reading a really interesting, well-written, compelling book the other day about a particularly dark time in history when a character’s pet entered the stage. I didn’t need to know what would happen next. It might happen in 50 pages or 150, but that pet was going to die, probably in some unpleasant way, […]
(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 […]
Every time there’s a mass shooting deemed worthy of attention, a predictable pattern follows in society and the media: expressions of outrage, shock and surprise; a flurry of “we are all [site of the incident]” banners; and calls for more controls over mentally ill people in the name of public safety. Despite the fact that mental health is […]
I’m asked for resources on mental health and violence distressingly frequently, so I’ve decided to compile a starting point of information here for people to use; this is by no means a complete list, and I’ll try to remember to update it over time. This list also includes links to my own work, since people […]
A few months ago, the Los Angeles Times ran a rather concerntrolling piece on violence on elite dramas. It cited the aggressive season openers for Breaking Bad and Boardwalk Empire, among others, as evidence that violence is ‘amping up’ on television shows, and that it’s making a crossover into specifically more highbrow shows, the new […]
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 […]