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Dave Cullen

Dave Cullen
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New York, New York, USA
Birthday
June 03
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Author/Journalist
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Written for NY Times, W Post, Slate, Salon, Daily Beast. Publisher Twelve (Hachette)
Bio
An expanded paperback edition of my book COLUMBINE came out March 1, 2010. Links to the book and my bio below: http://www.davecullen.com/columbine.htm

I'm doing a mini-tour of schools six weeks from now, and am open to adding more high schools or colleges.

Please pass this on to teachers, professors principals, etc.  

Thanks for helping me get the word out.

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I'm doing a mini-tour of schools six weeks from now, and am open to adding more high schools or colleges.

Please pass this on to teachers, professors principals, etc.  

Thanks for helping me get the word out.

Basics:

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A wonderful site called The Hipster Book Club asked me to take part in their annual Five Bests lists for 2010. The Tucson tragedy and a few other events in my life delayed me posting this, but it was a lot of fun.

They said I could pick five of anything, so/… Read full post »
A wonderful site called The Hipster Book Club asked me to take part in their annual Five Bests lists for 2010. The Tucson tragedy and a few other events in my life delayed me posting this, but it was a lot of fun.

They said I could pick five/… Read full post »
JANUARY 19, 2011 6:49PM

We interrupt this diet . . .

The diet is going well. Generally.

But the other half of this chicken is currently hanging in my intestinal tract.

I started the diet right after Christmas, after inhaling an entire jumbo bag of Lays potato chips within the first half hour of arriving at my brother's for Christmas Eve. (It's my favorit…

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JANUARY 19, 2011 6:47PM

We interrupt this diet . . .

The diet is going well. Generally.

But the other half of this chicken is currently hanging in my intestinal tract.

I started the diet right after Christmas, after inhaling an entire jumbo bag of Lays potato chips within the first half hour of arriving at my brother's…

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JANUARY 19, 2011 12:47PM

So tired of murder

I'm not sure how that post title will come across. I hope it doesn't trivialize murder, or make it seem to all about me. I'm just being honest.

We have been dwelling on murder for over a week now nationally, and I'd spent way too much time on the subject already. I…

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JANUARY 19, 2011 12:13PM

So tired of murder

I'm not sure how that post title will come across. I hope it doesn't trivialize murder, or make it seem to all about me. I'm just being honest.

We have been dwelling on murder for over a week now nationally, and I'd spent way too much time on the subject…

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The whole country is mourning for the victims in Tucson, Ariz. This week, we'll face the funerals, ushering in a whole new wave of grief.

And then, quite abruptly, most of us will tune out. The length of public interest varies by tragedy, but the pattern is always the same. We put…

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Just released:


The Washington Post generously shared them with me, and I'll link as soon as they have a story and/or the documents up.

I'm reviewing them now.
Here's the video to my segment on MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan Show today. They called it "Inside the mind of a killer."

We discussed Jared Lee Loughner and four categories of mass murderer, including what I learned covering Columbine, and other tragedies since then, such as Virginia Tech.

I hope the show was…

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I'm working on the Tucson tragedy this week, writing for many different publications.

So I'll try to post the links here, and more quickly on Facebook and Twitter. (Feel free to friend/follow me there.)

Today I have two pieces up, and another one will be on AOL News shortly.

Today's pieces:
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Here is the youtube video titled "Introduction: Jared Loughner."

I screen-printed each frame, and copied them below. If these are too small to read, let me know, and I'll make them bigger.

Meanwhile, New York Times has a really good story about his recent erratic behavior.





Here is the youtube video titled "Introduction: Jared Loughner."

I screen-printed each frame, and copied them below.

If these are too small to read, let me know, and I'll make them bigger:




JANUARY 7, 2011 4:38PM

Patti Smith's book just came!

No sooner had I finished complaining about the loneliness of life as a writer (deep in the comments), than the door buzzed.

Books! Yea!

I've been pining for my own copy of Patti Smiths' Just Kids since it came out last spring, but too cheap/poor to buy a copy. (And I've been on…

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There were several explosions and a lot of smoke.

Now about thirty firemen milling in clusters in front of my building with hatchets, five hook and ladders stretching down the block. (I'm near Lincoln Center, on the Upper West Side.)

They say a transformer blew, under the street one building over from…

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Another kid shot up his high school in Omaha, Nebraska yesterday. More kids are quietly committing suicide.

It can be depressing. It should be a call for action. Not because it's a new problem, because it's an old problem, which we have failed to address: depression.

The frustrating part, but also the… Read full post »

JANUARY 4, 2011 1:35PM

Today's garbage update

I'm just tickled that that would ever be a post title. And that people would know what I was talking about.

Fresh pix in the last hour. Full week-long evolution here. (I've added these there):


72nd St., in the daylight.


















Suddenly higher on the side streets. Preparing for the pick-up, presumably.

71st, ne…

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Rising, slowly, from the snow . . . Garbage.

The blizzard struck nine days ago, hitting hard and fast. We overcame that pretty quickly. The garbage has risen gradually.

The last seven days in pictures:

The first piles were apparently planted before the storm. By Wednesday night, December 29,… Read full post »

Let me start with a small example. Last night I updated Facebook riding home from the gym:
Colorful girls laughing it up on the 1 train. Loving their energy, but tourist woman glancing up nervously, cautiously. Aw. They won't hurt u.
I was really moved by the girls and then startled by the…

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It took three days to get back to New York City through the blizzard. That was no fun, especially my Kafka experience all day Sunday.

But I actually enjoyed the mini-adventure yesterday. Here it is, through my iPhone lens, as I responded to it on Facebook at the time (with a… Read full post »

You all know how to find The Catcher in the Rye* and Freedom, so I'm suggesting some wonderful books you might not have heard of.

I checked them all out, and they're all available on Kindle, so presumably most are in the other formats, too. The links are to Amazon Kindle.

DECEMBER 27, 2010 11:50PM

I just saved 2,000 miles

In seven more hours, I try the Kafka trip back to NYC, part 2.

I was supposed to go via Dallas, starting at 6 a.m., which sounds like a long, gross way to get there from Chicago, but several American Airlines agents told me how lucky I was to have that seat.

At…

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DECEMBER 27, 2010 6:24PM

Kafka was here

My first New York City storm and I'm missing it. Drat.

Plus, yesterday was an absurdly unproductive day, which I spent in a Kafka novel.

The shit started just before midnight on Christmas, while losing at cards with my family, which I don't like. American Airlines called with a robot to tell me…

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DECEMBER 25, 2010 9:38PM

I'm late on the ebook recs

Sorry. Christmas shopping and family visit got away from me. I'll try to post tomorrow.