It would seem tasteless, in the wake of the Oregon shootings, to ask anyone to relive them. As would it with any major shooting; for experiencing the event rather than the aftermath means interacting with the killer’s psyche in a manner likely unpleasant and certainly raw. Which leads us to
In 2008, almost all people age 12-17 played video games in the United States, making it an incredibly profitable market. However, there have been accusations against this gaming market stating that violent games are partially responsible for America’s youth becoming violent in the real world. After all 10 out of
In 2006, Colorado Springs saw a rise in violence, including the number of homicides and confronting police officers. After a number of shootings occurring after youth got out of the night clubs, the police officially linked hip hop music to the rise in violence. Can such a correlation be made?
This association has been something that has been studied for years, and until now, not much evidence has confirmed the common association that video games lead to violent behavior. Even after the Columbine incident and other correlations of violence and violent video games, there still has not been true scientific
Warren Zevon was well known for having cynical themes in his songs that were sometimes upbeat and humorous. The song “Excitable Boy” is a prime example of this combination. It is a narrative that glamorizes a sociopathic boy’s life and crimes to a catchy cheery tune. Zevon emphasizes how people