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The Great American Gun Violence Lottery

Erin Ryan | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Erin Ryan

Just as our gun culture has changed for the worse, it can also change for the better. If the common-sense majority can just shake off this paralyzing mantle of powerlessness, we can start making the changes we want in our world.

The Violent Life of a Crime-thriller Writer

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.14.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

The potential for violence lives within all of us, and I'm no exception. Violence in my novels is contrived--it's pure fiction--but reflects a core truth about human nature. It's never meant to be gratuitous, but rather serves the story.

Anxiety as Entertainment

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.27.2013 | Entertainment
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger A few years ago, my husband and I watched the Ryan Gosling movie Drive. I don't remember the plo...

Good Luck Finding A Decent TV Drama Without Murder

Vulture | Posted 04.19.2013 | TV

When "Hannibal" premiered a few weeks ago, I wanted to be excited. I love love love "Silence of the Lambs," and Bryan Fuller has produced some of my f...

There Will Be Blood: Why TV Is Addicted To Violence

Maureen Ryan | Posted 03.26.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

Violence and murder are and should be tools in the storytellers' arsenals, but those tools grow dull with overuse.

Letter From Hollywood -- Parents Own This One

Jody Becker | Posted 02.13.2013 | Los Angeles
Jody Becker

It's not just today; I often wonder why parents don't reject the glorification of the gun and violence culture more actively.

Sex Is Bad

Evan Shapiro | Posted 07.01.2012 | TV
Evan Shapiro

Welcome to TV in America, where violence, no matter how malicious or senseless, is just fine but sex is decried, maligned and verboten in all but the most secure corners of the schedule. TV's ban on sexuality not only covers scenes of nudity or sexual acts, but our very language itself.

What TV Harms Children More: Seeing a Person Murdered or Seeing a Person Naked?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 03.18.2012 | Media
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

I am all for protecting children where they need protection, but my view is that far more harm comes from the barrage of violent, criminal activity on TV rather than from profanity and nudity.

CNN Warns of Graphic Shooting Video -- by Playing the Video

Spencer Critchley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Spencer Critchley

What we already thought was the low has been pushed lower so many times, people barely seem to notice when it happens again.

Obama On Pop Culture: I Don't Want Filth On The Air

CBN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

David Brody recently sat down with Sen. Barack Obama in a one-on-one interview. Brody asked Obama what should be done about the negative tone in today...