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Charles Whitman

Elizabeth Crook on School Shootings, Gun Control, and her Novel 'Monday, Monday'

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 08.31.2014 | Books
Mary Pauline Lowry

With over 30 firearms attacks at U.S. schools this year alone, Crook's humane examination of the ramifications of the nation's first major school shooting could not be more timely.

Mad Men Recap: "The Man With the Miniature Orchestra"

Samantha Zalaznick | Posted 06.17.2012 | TV
Samantha Zalaznick

He finally has all the pieces in place; he should be able to make the music as loud as he wants but it's not working -- the sound of his symphony is not coming out. Something's wrong, a chord is loose. It's not Beethoven's 9th, it's the drops of the leaking faucet.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: The Mind Of A Mass Murderer | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 03.28.2012 | Science

2012-03-28-Screenshot20120328at10.35.41AM.jpgOn August 1, 1966, Charles Whitman murdered his mother and his wife before traveling to the campus of the University of Texas, climbing inside the tower, and killing fourteen others.

Texas: The Murder and Mayhem Tour

Jake Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Jake Silverstein

If your tastes tend towards the macabre, consider adding these five blood-soaked sites to your itinerary.

Tucson, Guns, Madness: Our Media Problem With Mental Illness

Dan Agin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Agin

When society puts a Glock machine pistol into the hands of a man with a haywire brain, society is as crazy as the patient. Either we find a way to prevent that, or we find a way to get rid of guns altogether.