By Christopher J. Ferguson, The Conversation
"There is no evidence to support these claims that violent media and real-world violence are connected."…
By Maya Trabulsi, KPBS
Mothers with a Message is an organization of bereaved parents who have lost children to homicide. Members visit prisons to tell their stories of grief to inmates, with the goal of breaking down the walls between victim and offender. Maya…
By Nsikan Akpan
Consuming media coverage of mass killings, whether via news or social media, creates a self-perpetuating cycle of mental distress, according to a new study.
It has been nearly 20 years since the first mass school shooting in the U.S. -- the shocking tragedy at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, on April 20, 1999. As a “credible” threat closed Columbine and hundreds of other…
How are those closest to the Columbine school shooting observing its 20th anniversary? Coni Sanders’ father, David, was a teacher and coach at Columbine and the only adult killed -- but not before he warned hundreds of students to safety.
By Elizabeth Flock
Photographer Kathy Schorr has photographed 101 survivors of gun violence across America, many of them in the locations where they were shot.
Some worry that poet Gwendolyn Brooks is in danger of being forgotten. “The Golden Shovel Anthology,” a new book of poems honoring Brooks, seeks to make sure that doesn’t happen.
By PBS NewsHour
It was yet another bloody holiday weekend in Chicago; five more people were also shot Monday morning, bringing the 3-day toll to nearly 50. To examine why violence is so entrenched in the city and to see how residents are…
By Mary Jo Brooks
Daniel Borzutzky's newest poetry collection, “The Performance of Becoming Human” feature themes of economic and political dysfunction. The collection was recently awarded the National Book Award for poetry.
A recent investigation into corruption among South Sudan’s top leaders alleged that the country’s president, former vice president and military generals have been involved in insider deals. The country’s new vice president, Taban Deng Gai, speaks with Hari Sreenivasan about…
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