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  • Why 'trigger warnings'? We already live in a hair-trigger world.

    Academia has always been an easy target for mockery. Henry Kissinger observed that university politics are so vicious precisely because the stakes are so low, and one logical extension is that liberal arts departments are steeped in self-importance precisely because their impact on the "real world" is negligible.
  • The peculiar madness of 'trigger warnings'

    The peculiar madness of 'trigger warnings'
    Trigger warning: I am going to make fun of "trigger warnings." Of course, if you're the sort of person who takes trigger warnings very seriously, you probably don't read this column too often. So maybe my mockery will miss its target, sort of like...

    Army of one

    The world withheld love and he went to war. He was an army of one -- another army of one, laying out his plans in secret torment, plotting his "day of retribution." "The rampage shooters see themselves as moralistic punishers striking against deep...

    Moment of Friday: Turning weapons into music, from singer Ceci Bastida

    Moment of Friday: Turning weapons into music, from singer Ceci Bastida
    In the song "Una Vez Más," (One More Time), Ceci Bastida sings from the point of a view of a school shooter. "If you dare to insult me one more time, you'll see how I get my revenge," she sings (in Spanish) to a hum of snare drums and synthesizers. "One,...

    A co-response unit might have made a difference in Isla Vista

    Earlier this year, when a friend of mine made what was perceived as a physical threat to a neighbor, it wasn't just the police who responded. His case managers at Housing Works in Hollywood contacted a special unit that consists of both LAPD officers...