Geneticists Plan to Examine Adam Lanza's DNA for 'Abnormalities'

The atrocities at Sandy Hook Elementary are so unfathomable that we're all kind of adrift at this point—mired in angry stalemates over gun control and mental health and white male entitlement and Adam Lanza's mother's arsenal and the victimization of the mentally ill and the politicization of tragedy and so on. So the… »12/27/12 7:35pm12/27/12 7:35pm

Author of 'I Am Adam Lanza's Mother' Responds to Backlash

Liza Long, the woman whose powerful essay, "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother"—about her mentally ill teenage son that she penned in the wake of last week's Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting—struck a nerve with the entire Internet, spoke to CNN's Erin Burnett last night about her viral blog post and its resulting… »12/18/12 12:40pm12/18/12 12:40pm

Have You Noticed That White Dudes Keep Mass Murdering People?

When anyone who isn't a white and relatively well-off man strides into a public place and guns down innocent civilians, we attack his race and/or religious beliefs before we bury his victims in the ground. But when yet another privileged white guy storms into a school or movie theater and kills dozens of people, we… »12/17/12 5:00pm12/17/12 5:00pm

Nancy Lanza May Have Been a 'Survivalist' and a Prepper

More details are emerging about the home life of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza, though it's always best to take these things with a big grain of salt. The Telegraph is now reporting that Nancy Lanza, Adam's mother and first victim on Friday, was actively stockpiling guns and supplies to prepare for… »12/17/12 10:25am12/17/12 10:25am

A Very Brief Profile of Nancy Lanza Intimates That She Was an Overwrought Mother

The mother of Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old man police have identified as the gunman in Friday's horrifying massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., is quickly becoming an object of media fascination (and thoroughly sensationalized speculation) in the wake of a school shooting that that left 20… »12/16/12 12:00pm12/16/12 12:00pm

Media Pounces on Young Student Survivors of Connecticut School Shooting for On-Air Interviews

NBC, ABC, CBS, and CNN all interviewed numerous young students — mostly second, third, and fourth graders — from Sandy Hook Elementary, mere moments after they were reunited with their parents. The children survived this morning's deadly school shooting, but is it healthy for these kids, who've witnessed the… »12/14/12 4:20pm12/14/12 4:20pm