Tag Archives: gun violence

Understanding so little: Cinema and mass shootings

Eelco Wijdicks Rochester, Minnesota, United States   Caleb Landry Jones in Nitram. IFC Films/Photofest. Used with permission. The horrific 2012 shooting in Aurora, Colorado, during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises, was serendipitously preceded by a trailer for Gangster Squad, which showed a fictitious shooting of a movie theater audience. Filmmakers have revisited the […]

In search of Cassandra

Charles Kels San Antonio, Texas, United States   Cassandra by Evelyn De Morgan, 1898, depicts Troy burning in the background as the mythological figure prophesied. The De Morgan Foundation, Surrey, England. Public domain. “Psychiatrists are [not] always wrong with respect to future dangerousness, only most of the time.” – Barefoot v Estelle, 463 US 880 […]

What could have been

Gordon Sun Downey, California, United States     By Stephanie Chen and Gordon Sun Every year, there are 400 stories like these. The second-year medical student. The social butterfly of her 106 classmates, yet her bubbly personality masks the loneliness of living on one coast after spending the first twenty-five years of her life on […]