Adam Lanza's Father Says Son Would Have Killed Him 'In a Heartbeat'

In a lengthy New Yorker piece published this week, Peter Lanza spoke with Andrew Solomon about why his son Adam Lanza murdered the 26 children and teachers of Sandy Hook Elementary School, his mother Nancy, and ultimately, himself. » 3/10/14 12:10pm 3/10/14 12:10pm

New Nancy Lanza Profile Is a Letdown

It's been two months since 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed six female teachers and 20 first-graders at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut before turning the gun on himself. Some of us (including Obama) often forget to mention his 27th victim: Nancy, his mother. » 2/18/13 12:20pm 2/18/13 12:20pm

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 7:35pm 12/27/12 7:35pm

[UPDATE: Lanza Facebook Account Was Impostor] Ryan Lanza Tells The New…

[UPDATE: The New York Post's article was invalid; the Ryan Lanza communicating with them via Facebook was an an impostor, as was the profile itself. Apologies for the delay in catching up with the Post's addendum.] » 12/23/12 4:35pm 12/23/12 4:35pm

Noted Asshole Says Sandy Hook Massacre Wouldn't Have Happened If There…

Conservative commentator/demon lady Charlotte Allen is behind some of the biggest anti-feminist hits of the past decade: she's argued that sexy Halloween costumes justify rape, mocked transgender rights, and straight-up called women dumb. » 12/19/12 6:00pm 12/19/12 6:00pm

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 12:40pm 12/18/12 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 5:00pm 12/17/12 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 10:25am 12/17/12 10:25am

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

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 12:00pm 12/16/12 12:00pm

Media Pounces on Young Student Survivors of Connecticut School Shooting…

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 4:20pm 12/14/12 4:20pm