How does truth inform genocide, and vice versa?
It took years to enact tougher standards for investigating and punishing sexual violence in jails and prisons. Now, there is frustration over how those reforms will be enforced.
Barbie, Joe, Darth Vader, and warmaking in children’s culture.
Legacy Russell talks with the author of Evil Men about conversing with war criminals and the paradoxes of naming “evil deeds.”
Reading Gabriel García Márquez’s morbidity in the happiest country on earth.
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, a columnist for Pakistan’s largest English newspaper reflects on why violent attacks leave a more lasting impression if they happen on American soil.
Hockey’s toughest tradition is harder to support than ever.
After Newtown: turning schools into prisons
Adam Lanza may have had Asperger’s, a condition our author lives with. Marginalizing him—whether he’s ‘one of us’ or not—only further compounds the tragedy.
Reed Cooley speaks with the artist on his recent exhibition at Haunch of Venison’s Chelsea gallery.
The fantasy of girl-on-girl violence underlying the Petraeus scandal.
Recent Islamist politics have turned the holy month of Muharram into a time of battle. Facing mounting violence, Karachi enters the Muslim year 1434 as a city under siege.
In response to the Wisconsin and Aurora shootings, a writer reflects on communal responsibility, gun violence, and American understandings of difference.
After Sunday’s shootings, Sikh Americans in Milwaukee and elsewhere need and deserve an informed response.
On bearing witness, re-viewing trauma.
The Aurora shooting gets the attention, but guns are going off everywhere.
Calls for a Western intervention in northern Mali, now being called “Africa’s Afghanistan,” rely on logical fallacies and ignore recent history.
Superhero ideology, Batman, and the Aurora shootings
Chance, survival, and what we wish could be true.
Can we afford to be this cynical?
A month on a Grand Jury reveals what happens when guns are cheap and easy to come by.
A Lakota man from the Cheyenne River Reservation went to Rapid City for heart surgery and came back with Klan insignia carved into his chest.
Hoop Dreams director Steve James’s new film follows former gang members who neutralize Chicago gang violence
They string people upside down from the verandas and split them with bayonets. Halved people hang in rows and the blood drips pif-pif-paf in the snow.
Just in time for the holidays, a new CD compiles a who’s who of banned musicians from around the world.
The gender-theorist-turned-philosopher-of-nonviolence discusses the choices that make people expendable, the violent foundation of nonviolent activism, and the role grief can play in setting a new course.
Just as the 1800s were ripe for the abolition of slavery, this century will bring forces to bear on freeing women from violence, slavery, and oppression.