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Slender Man Meets the First Amendment: Why Suing the Character's Creator Won't Work

Clay Calvert | Posted 06.09.2014 | Crime
Clay Calvert

Can Eric Knudsen, the creator of the fictional character Slender Man, be held civilly liable for the recent violence suffered by the young victim of a stabbing attack in Waukesha, Wisconsin? The answer is a definitive "no" under First Amendment principles of free speech.

Popcorn Preview: August: Osage County

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.08.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

August: Osage County (2013) Cast includes: Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada), Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman), Chris Cooper (American Beauty), Ewan Mc...

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning's Fall From Grace

Steve Drizin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Steve Drizin

There is nothing honorable about the way in which the Nebraska officers bullied a mentally impaired man into falsely confessing to a double murder. Mr. Bruning should be insisting that the Livers interrogation be required viewing for every law enforcement officer in Nebraska.

Worst Movie Dads Ever

Posted 06.13.2013 | Entertainment

If you thought movie moms were bad, just wait until you catch a glimpse of these disastrous dads of cinema. From Royal Tenenbaum and Harry Wormwood to...

The Aurora Shootings and the Mean World Syndrome

David Ropeik | Posted 09.24.2012 | Crime
David Ropeik

Does violence in media lead to violence in the real world? If we think the world is a 'mean' and violent and unsafe place, the kind of world we see again and again in both the news and so much entertainment media, we live our lives accordingly.