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Remembering Nancy Lanza, The Sandy Hook Shooter’s Mother

The first person that Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old who murdered 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary, killed on December 14, 2012, was his own mother. She was…

Jessica Wakeman | March 10, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Fashion Can Fight Gun Violence

It’s hard not to feel powerless in the face of the frequent gun violence (especially after today’s shooting at Los Angeles International Airport). Instead of just wishing she could help, Toby…

Claire Hannum | November 1, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Girl Talk: Why Do I Feel So Depressed Around The Holidays?

The irony about people who cope with depression is that some of us are actually quite happy people. We are not, contrary to stereotype, slogging through life with the weight…

Jessica Wakeman | December 24, 2012 - 12:00 pm

NRA Hold Press Conference To Deny Any Responsibility For Newtown Shooting

This morning, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre held a press conference, meant to be the NRA’s response and “meaningful contribution” to the Newtown shooting that occurred one…

Julie Gerstein | December 21, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Meet The Texas Town Which Allows Teachers To Carry Concealed Guns

In the week following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where 27 people were murdered, everyone everywhere has been yakking about their opinion on guns. Some…

Jessica Wakeman | December 20, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Radio Stations Pulling “Die Young,” “Pumped Up Kicks,” Over Lyrics Following Newtown

Radio stations are pulling Ke$ha’s song “Die Young”  and Foster The People’s song “Pumped Up Kicks” off the air in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut, shootings. [Idolator, TMZ]…

Jessica Wakeman | December 19, 2012 - 10:40 am

Liza Long, Blogger Behind “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother,” Appears On CNN

Liza Long, the blogger behind the post “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother,” which went viral following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Friday, appeared on CNN last night to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 18, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Mommie Dearest: Explaining The Newtown Massacre To My Son

“It’s unthinkable.” That’s what headlines are proclaiming and friends are telling me about the absolutely devastating massacre in Newton, Connecticut.

Unthinkable.

For me, it’s the complete…

Avital Norman Nathman | December 18, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Anonymous Hits Westboro For Threat To Protest Newtown

Hackers from Anonymous pounced on the Westboro Baptist Church soon after the extremist group announced plans to picket Sandy Hook Elementary School to praise God for sending the gunman, Mashablereports. The…

Newser | December 17, 2012 - 5:10 pm

Bushmaster, Maker Of The Rifle Used In The Newtown Massacre, Equates Gun Ownership With Manhood

On the left is an ad for Bushmaster, maker of rifle used by Adam Lanza in Friday’s Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. It is part of a larger campaign which equates…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 17, 2012 - 4:30 pm

Joe Scarborough Says Newtown Has Made Him Rethink His Pro-Gun Stance

“… We have become so gun loving, so blasé about home-grown violence that in my lifetime alone, far more Americans have been casualties of domestic gunfire than have died in…

Julie Gerstein | December 17, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Thoughts On Liza Long’s Viral Post, “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother”

Chances are, if you spent any time on the internet this weekend, a blog post originally titled “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother” came across your radar. The piece was originally…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 17, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Amidst The Newtown Tragedy, A Furry Paw Of Comfort

How does a community move on from a tragedy as earth-shattering as the Newtown, Connecticut, shooting? There’s no easy answer, but a team of comfort animals is making their way…

Julie Gerstein | December 17, 2012 - 11:20 am

Watch: President Obama Addresses Mourners At Sandy Hook Vigil

In case you missed it, here is President Obama’s beautiful speech, delivered at last night’s vigil for those killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Friday, which took…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 17, 2012 - 10:20 am