Fired Teacher Kills Principal, Then Self

Leah Beckmann · 03/06/12 04:20PM

Dale Regan (above), headmaster of Episcopal School of Jacksonville in Florida, was shot and killed today by a teacher at the school. The teacher, who had been fired earlier in the day, then took his own life. According to Police, the unidentified man carried the AK-47 he used onto campus in a guitar case. No one else was hurt in the incident.

Shocking Photo Alerts College Students to the Existence of Oral Sex

Hamilton Nolan · 03/29/11 12:47PM

In your saddening Tuesday media column: college newspaper sex scandal of the day, cable news borrows liberally from a blogger, Computer Weekly folds in print, unpaid HuffPo writers prepare to speak, and a Reuters journalist is killed in Iraq.

Nitwit in Twit Fit

Hamilton Nolan · 03/04/10 03:00PM

In your indecent Thursday media column: golf writers assaulted by Twitter, Pinch Sulzberger has a theory, Barack Obama look suspicious, and the headline of the day.

Hick City Politicos Play Perfectly To Yokel Stereotype

Hamilton Nolan · 03/25/08 01:24PM

Folio Weekly, the alt-weekly in Jacksonville, Florida (where I used to work), ran a story this month about the BDSM scene in Jacksonville. Their reporting on sexual practices that are not licensed by the Baptist church outraged a Jacksonville City Councilman, naturally, and he's made a formal call for the city to remove all of Folio's distribution boxes from its property. Which the city is seriously considering. The righteous councilman reasons that children go to libraries, and what's to prevent them from picking up this article and turning into whip-wielding kink fiends? And the worst part is he was actually forced to read the blasphemous article—slowly, no doubt—in order to know what the god-fearing citizens are up against! From his letter to the mayor: