Cover Photo: photo by Jeffrey Beall / flickr
photo by Jeffrey Beall / flickr

A Shotgun in Our House

School shooters transition from imagination to preparation.

if it moves, kill it. If it doesn’t, burn it.


Faces of Death

Rampage: The Social Roots of School Shootings

ColumbineNatural Selection

You don’t have to like schoolbut you do have to go

Why Kids Kill: Inside the Minds of School Shooters


How did he alone become so deviant?

John Fischer is a writer and marketing consultant living in Brooklyn. He has, on thin professional pretenses, commuted to Disney World, attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and toured the convenience store chains of the tri-state area. His essays have appeared in The Atlantic, Tin House, Guernica, The Sun, and elsewhere. Find him at and