With Good Reason

On the Trail of the DC Snipers
March 20th, 2010 - (2 Comments)

In October 2002, filling up a gas tank or loading groceries into the car brought fear to many residents of metropolitan Washington, D.C. region.  Over the course of three weeks, two snipers killed 10 people and injured three others in Washington, Maryland, and Virginia.  Jack Censer (George Mason University) in his new book “On the […]

The Horror of It All
October 25th, 2008 - (0 Comments)

Why do people get so much pleasure from movies that frighten them out of their wits? Stephen Prince (Virginia Tech) says horror films allow us to explore the anxieties of our times along with questions about human nature, all from the safety of a darkened movie theatre. Also: science fiction writer John Rosenman (Norfolk State […]