There’s a Reason They’re Called Super Heroes

In the wake of the Aurora shootings, Peter Bogdanovich and His Amazing Neckerchief weigh in on violent movies, specifically comic book movies, and their effect on society: Violence on the screen has increased tenfold. It’s almost pornographic. In fact, it is pornographic. Video games are violent, too. It’s all out of control. I can see…

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Evil In Aurora

Was the Aurora shooter possessed? Father Dwight Longenecker thinks it’s a possibility: Is James Holmes demon possessed? It is impossible to say without a detailed diagnosis. Even then, it is a slippery question. We are dealing with a reality that is rubbery. In many ways this is the wrong question. Better to ask, “Was James Holmes…

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Are You Prepared to Shoot Your Way Out of a Darkened Movie Theater?

It’s not something you want to have to think about. But, apparently, sometimes you do. Some wise words from The Truth About Guns: “The first thing I’d do is to tell my family to get down behind the seats. The chances are an active shooter won’t shoot what he can’t see. Unless he’s seen YOU,…

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The Colorado Shootings and More Completely Uninformed Speculation

Well, it’s been a day rife with conjecture, including the legendary, soon-to-be-in-every-journalism-school-textbook boner of the soon-to-be-Dollar-General-night-shift-stockboy Brian Ross. Nobody knows yet the whole story of what happened, but that didn’t stop anybody from jumping in front of the nearest microphone and trying to impose, by sheer force of will, their own version of reality. I’ll…

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