Monthly Archives: January 2015


Who really is Charlie Hebdo?

“Je suis Charlie Hebdo.” Never before has international outrage had such a coherent adage. Horrified by the brutal assassination last Wednesday of 17 citizens by three Islamic extremists, citizens from the cold streets of Paris to the white walls of Facebook, have continuously proclaimed “Je suis Charlie Hebdo.” Yesterday, united in belief that terrorism — whatever be…


Americans Love Murder

How should we grapple with the use of violent death as a plot device – from our entertainment to our news cycles?   As an undeniably dreary 2014 draws to a close, the subject of murder has been hard to escape. Protests over the failure of grand juries to indict the officers responsible for the…

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