Battle axes! Bloodshed! Bureaucracy! Middle Ages war reenactment is taking a turn for the violent as a new breed of weekend warriors — don’t call them LARPers — grapple with dangerous weaponry, entrenched nationalism, and a bit of institutional corruption and chaos.
A hand grenade thrown into a school playground during recess injured 12 children, two of whom were seriously wounded. WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES
Segments on Channel 4 in the UK explore the violence and discrimination experienced by Russian LGBT people at the hands of anti-gay gangs and the government.
The footage was shown on BBC 2 programme The Route Masters: Running London’s Roads on Sunday.
Well, that’s one way to go about it.
Domestic violence rarely has only one victim.
This fabulous film by David Battistella looks at Calcio fiorentino, an 18th Century version of football. The sport includes elements of rugby, American football and smacking each other really hard in the face.
Police opened fire on protesters and opposition activists in violence related to the country’s national elections.
The Palestinian girl was killed, and as many as six were injured, in a series of Israeli airstrikes which came after a Palestinian sniper reportedly killed an Israeli civilian. WARNING: Graphic images.
“Could the news media be overhyping the danger?” The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart asked. “They’ve never done that before… Well there was that…all the time.”
The man was apparently firing the gun out of celebration.
Plus a 75 million dollar offer to prolong Breaking Bad, getting to know the man behind #starbucksdrakehands, and an actual sword attack inspired by Braveheart.
They’re vintage Chanel, and apparently #rare.
Video footage shows several NYPD officers using anti-gay slurs and physical force while arresting three gay men in Brooklyn on Sunday.
Here’s to remembering the high point of elementary school in honor of National D.A.R.E. Day!
In Mexico more than 70,000 people have died because of drug-related violence since 2007.
He sounded like he was underwater. “You’re already dead. You’re already dead.”
They are also three times as likely to be raped, according to the first-ever nationwide study on domestic violence and sexual orientation.
Being on bath salts is apparently like being in a video game set to dubstep.
Gaming’s soul is sick. And gamers hate talking about it.
Twitter responds to today’s shooting in Connecticut.
Mario goes all Grand Theft Auto, brought to you by dorkly. Warning: 8-bit violence and NSFW language.
In the wake of this summer’s shootings, lots of Americans have been asking how mental health professionals can go about preventing violence. A new study offers one possible answer: a simple five-item scale.
A new study shows that it might — and watching shows with strong female characters, even in bad situations, could help women too.
Rep. Joe Heck strongly denies the charge and tells BuzzFeed that “anyone perpetuating a story like this … demeans the pain that so many victims of domestic violence experience and the courage it takes to confront it.”
Each week this summer has brought something terrible and new. What is going on?
In his weekly address this morning, the President again mourned the victims in Aurora and offered federal resources to bring the shooter to justice. “Even as we come to learn how this happened and who’s responsible, we may never understand what leads anyone to terrorize their fellow human beings. Such evil is senseless — beyond reason. But while we will never know fully what causes someone to take the life of another, we do know what makes that life worth living.”
Watch a sweet old grandmother die violently. Five times. It’s perfect.
Domestic violence can start as early as middle school, new research shows .
The Hornets’ Jason Smith laid a hit on Blake Griffin that would’ve been brutal on a football field, much less a basketball court. The Clippers were not happy.