The United States is failing victims of mass shootings.

Pulse Nightclub. June 12, 2016. Orlando, Florida. Gunman kills 50. Las Vegas. October 1, 2017. Las Vegas, Nevada. Gunman kills 58. Stoneman Douglas High School. February 14, 2018. Parkland, Florida. Gunman kills 17. Virginia Beach. May 31, 2019. Virginia Beach, Virginia. Gunman kills 13. Context This morning, I read about Scot Peterson being charged with…

“In Zimbabwe, We Don’t Cry for Lions”

In my village in Zimbabwe, surrounded by wildlife conservation areas, no lion has ever been beloved, or granted an affectionate nickname. They are objects of terror. -Goodwell Nzou “In Zimbabwe, We Don’t Cry for Lions,” by Goodwell Nzou, is an op-ed featured in the New York Times (dated August 5, 2015; page A19 in print). Nzou’s…

A Media Comment: Hollywood’s New Obsession with Bizarre Sex

UPDATE (February 13, 2015): Forget about how bizarre Gone Girl was because this week, the film adaptation of E.L. James’ wildly popular book, Fifty Shades of Grey, opens nationwide. A lukewarm reception from American critics says expectations are met – and that the adaptation is a flatly acted soft-core porn that almost can’t survive against the…