gun-violence

25 Years Later, ‘Natural Born Killers’ Still Has Nothing to Teach Us About Violence

Often when there are horrific shootings in America, Hollywood gets blamed. Guns don’t kill people, we’re told, people kill people — but apparently those violent…

The Bulletproof Backpack Is the New Duck-and-Cover

He can’t recall exactly when concern began to escalate, but over the last several years, Darren Nakasuji has listened to parents grow increasingly anxious about…

What Does Freedom of Speech on the Internet Mean in a Mass-Shooter World?

In the middle of the night on Sunday, August 4th, the notorious forum site 8chan went dark.  Designed from inception as a safe haven for…

The Problem Isn’t Video Games — It’s Gamification

One of the clearest signs that we ought to worry about gamification — the proliferation of immersive, game-like aspects in everything from advertising and the…