Violence Is Currency: A Pacifist Ex-Con's Guide To Prison Weaponry

The most common weapon inside is simply a can top. Pulled off a tin of beans and folded over, it doesn't even need to be sharpened to leave a jagged scar. A shank, also known as a shiv, is not for cutting but for stabbing. It's called a "gun" in jailhouse vernacular, and the most valuable kind is fashioned out of… » 11/06/14 3:36pm 11/06/14 3:36pm

LA Schools Are Giving Back Grenade Launchers (But Keeping the Tank)

Los Angeles School Police Department announced this week that it would be sending some controversial surplus military equipment back to the federal government. Specifically, the school police will send back three grenade launchers. In related news, LA school police had grenade launchers. » 9/17/14 1:55pm 9/17/14 1:55pm

Man pretends to be shot by violent movie posters

There's a lot of violence in movies and TV shows. Guns, blood and murder are welcomed into the family living room by the bleary eyes of desensitized souls. But it's entertaining! But it's also pretty ridiculous how un-shocking it is to see. We can pass violent ads without giving it a second look. This artist wants us… » 1/30/14 9:38pm 1/30/14 9:38pm

"My We" Is Scary Art to Address a Scary Situation

In the Philippines, where you can die for singing Frank Sinatra's "My Way" off key, artist Louie Cordero decided to satirize the ongoing violence with an over-the-top installation that shows just how crazy the phenomenon has gotten. It'll make you think twice whenever you find yourself humming the Sinatra songbook. » 3/22/11 4:40pm 3/22/11 4:40pm