Music Monday: “Flight” by Casualties of Cool


Music Monday is a meme, created by Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek, where I focus on a song I absolutely love and feel needs to be shared.

Song: “Flight”
Artist: Casualties of Cool
Album: Casualties of Cool (2014)

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Killing Monsters – Review

Killing Monsters: Why Children Need Fantasy, Super Heroes, and Make-Believe Violence by Gerard Jones

Published in 2002

Pages: 261

Genre: Nonfiction, mass media, child psychology

“My first memory is of tearing the monster’s arm off.”

Media violence is a phrase that is inherently volatile due to the images it conjures in its readers. Spurts of blood, the deafening reports of gunshots, and screeching victims are all terrifying to think of, but even more so when considering a child being subjected to them. Killing Monsters, by Gerard Jones, seeks to better understand how media violence affects children and whether those effects are inherently and exclusively negative.

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