Many Teen Girls Secretly Empathize with Slender Man Stabbers

The recent event in Waukesha, WI where two 12-year-old girls repeatedly stabbed a peer in order appease the mythical Slender Man had all the ingredients to send grownups into a good old fashioned "won't someone please think of the children?" freakout: violence, lost innocence, a dangerous internet element.… » 7/07/14 6:30pm 7/07/14 6:30pm

Explainer: Who Is Slender Man and Why Would Two Girls Kill for Him?

News broke last night that, according to Wisconsin police, two 12-year-old girls recently lured a friend into the woods and stabbed her 19 times. Then, when questioned, they allegedly claimed they wanted to ingratiate themselves with "Slender Man," a monstrous urban legend created by the Internet. » 6/03/14 12:45pm 6/03/14 12:45pm