violence

What the Dark New Trend of School Shooter Memes Can Teach Us About ‘Generation Lockdown’

Twenty years ago, the massacre at Columbine High School shattered a community, shocked the nation and launched innumerable myths around gun violence that persist to…

The Life-Affirming Gratuitous Violence of ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’

“Every action has consequences” solemnly reads the poster for John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, the latest installment in a series that was set in…

Why Guys Love to Hurt the Guys They Love

If you were, like me, a teen boy at the turn of the millennium, you were obligated to love Jackass and the CKY video series that…

What It Means When You Die a Half-Made Man

Los Angeles had just endured its coldest winter in recent memory. Then, yesterday, the city finally enjoyed one of its first warm days of spring….