Tag: Eric Harris

  • Elf Power’s In a Cave

    Athens, Georgia’s Elf Power are a long-exploited energy concern, burning steadily for nearly 15 years with vaguely mystical and mostly reliable post-D&D indie folk. Fronting an ever-shifting Elephant 6 cast, songwriter Andrew Rieger and multi-instrumentalist Laura Carter have lately struggled to articulate that nearly perpetual motion (save the f’n supreme title track to 2004’s Walking […]

  • Documenting Tragedy

    Honorable, hardworking, and immaculately staged by its co-author PJ Paparelli, columbinus is a vivid illustration of both the virtues and the dangers of theater that aspires to documentary status. Its last few scenes, which cover in detail the events leading up to the mass killings at Columbine High School in 1999 and the collective trauma […]

  • Columbine Research Task Force

    It may not be pretty, but the site created by the Columbine Research Task Force reveals some of the Net’s true potential. You won’t find dancing baloney or Shockwave tricks—just the work of determined people who question the official story about the Columbine massacre. If Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold acted alone in slaughtering 13 […]

  • The Geek Club

    It was like a slo-mo, modern-day Revenge of the Nerds, but 1999 was real, and it belonged to the geeks. Some, like Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold of Columbine fame, got their due respect by violent means, but most reclaimed their territory in society via technological ventures. The age of the Internet, and the increased […]

  • The Great Video Game Shoot-Out

    Eric Harris played video games obsessively, and even wrote his own levels for Doom. The 3-D architecture in the world of Doom resembles that of an average American high school in whose labyrinthine halls roam contemporary updates on the Minotaur. Anything that moves poses a threat. “Doom will become a reality,” Harris promised on his […]

  • The ‘Faggot’ Factor

    When Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold opened fire in their high school on April 20, they couldn’t have imagined how many people would benefit. For the students who survived, it was a chance to perform in the biggest media circus since Monica. For the news networks, it was an excuse to cut away from the […]

  • School’s Been Blown to Pieces

    Littleton, Colorado — They were 18 and 17, it was almost the end of the school year, and you look forward at the end of the school year to freedom. Eighteen and life: the whole vista, the whole landscape, is opening in front of you. They saw nothing. They had utterly nothing to live for […]