Articles Tagged with #violence
The Great Equalizer
The talk I get—it’s human nature to have strong opinions about deadly things—it’s the not listening that seems to be the problem....
The National Desk
America is full of guns—one gun for every citizen—and Americans often use them to shoot one another. After this week’s failure of gun-control legislation to survive the Senate, it’s not enough anymore to say Americans love their guns. The question is: Why do we kill?
I Wish That We Could Both Be There
In central New Jersey, a car hits a seven-year-old boy. The boy dies. Almost 40 years later, an investigation into causes, effects, statistics, and consequences.
Letters From Tel Aviv
Begin the Descend
Hebrew has a verb to describe the act of a Jew immigrating to Israel: la’ahloht, “to ascend.” Upon deciding to leave Israel, our correspondent starts the slow process of descent well before boarding the plane.
Giving Up the Guns
When your life is opened in front of you, all your old attachments shucked off, the task of finding a new ending can be as simple as handing over a bag of guns.
Spoofs & Satire
Stop, Don’t Shoot
You witness an incident occur directly in front of you. You see every detail. There’s time to help—but should you get involved? A handy guide for photographers.
The thing you’ve come to Sevilla to see is the ritualized killing of bulls. What you also see: ancient architecture, handsome crowds, enormous animals, glittering suits, red capes, long swords, tradition.
Big Blue Nights
After a rape, the world is remade. A story of violence, true love, cars, defeat, madness, the road from New York to Lexington, and the religion that is college basketball. Victory has many faces—some of them just happen to be painted.
There’s something subversive about Marc Dennis’s new paintings, and it’s not just all the guns and kittens.
Following the Riots
The Barber Comes Around
When London’s Tottenham district fell to youth-driven chaos this past August, an elderly barber almost lost everything. Then other young people stepped in to keep him cutting.
Booker Prize-winner John Banville discusses writing crime novels under a pseudonym, hanging around with authors who own multiple homes, and why literature takes longer to produce than pulp.
This American Tragedy
Going Postal Goes Abroad
Twenty-five years after Patrick Sherrill killed 14 employees at an Oklahoma post office—inspiring the term “going postal”—a massacre unfolded in Norway. A deadly America export, both phrase and phenomenon, comes under scrutiny.