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Guy Problems: Shooting People

Courtney McKinney | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Courtney McKinney

Yes, America has a gun problem. In the cities, in the suburbs, everywhere. But this isn't just about guns, or mental illness. This is about men, and what it "means" to be one.

New Shocking Trend In Movies

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 11.18.2013 | Entertainment

Movies targeted at teens are more violent than ever. A study out of Ohio State University found that the instances of gun violence in PG-13 movies has...

Why Torture Is So Big At The Movies

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 11.10.2013 | Entertainment

TORONTO — ?A year after the debate stirred up by the torture scenes of "Zero Dark Thirty," several films at the Toronto International Film Festi...

2 Many Guns In '2 Guns'

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 10.01.2013 | Entertainment

"2 Guns"? Please. There are enough guns in this movie to arm a small country. Maybe a medium-sized one. There are plenty of jokes in "2 Guns," this s...

Nicolas Cage Speaks Out On Violent Movies

Posted 07.22.2013 | Entertainment

Veteran actor Nicolas Cage recently added his two cents to the ongoing debate on the impact of violent movies on real-life violence. Cage, who bega...

'I Took Knives To School And Threw Them At Everybody'

Posted 07.17.2013 | Entertainment

"Only God Forgives," Ryan Gosling's latest film, has been called "cartoonishly dark," "gruesomely grotesque," and "ultra-violent." Gosling opened u...

Hollywood After Aurora Murders: 'They Don't Want To Deal With It'

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 09.15.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — It was a year ago this week that the sickening sound of gunfire rang out at a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora...

Violence Still A Hit With Audiences

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.15.2013 | Entertainment

Screen violence remains a big hit with the public, despite calls for the entertainment industry to tone it down in the aftermath of the mass shootings...

An Eastern Orthodox Case for Banning Assault Weapons

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 03.30.2013 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

LaPierre does have a point. We do need to address the way our culture glorifies violence. But the priority must be to stop the bleeding.

It Is Time to Act to Protect Children Against Gun Violence

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Instead of responding by saying no to the culture of violence, we are apparently responding by arming ourselves with more weapons. If that cycle of violence and fear is having such a deep psychological impact on adults, how do we expect our children to navigate or survive it?

Violent Movies & TV Shows Re-Evaluated After Sandy Hook Shooting

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 02.20.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Well aware that the television audience may be particularly sensitive, the Showtime network aired a disclaimer warning audiences of v...

Nothing But Senseless Violence

Molly Moynahan | Posted 01.16.2013 | Chicago
Molly Moynahan

The children I am teaching need to feel inspired and supported, not hypnotized by high budget movies that reduce human values to who can stay alive longer. Hollywood should offer a better vision for the future.

Jason Linkins

McCain, Huckabee Surrogates Represent A Cultural Clockwork Orange | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If there's any truth to the widespread whispers that John McCain and Mike Huckabee are secretly aligned to knock out their mutual threat, Mitt Romney,...