1 Dead and 4 Are Critically Injured in California Church Shooting

A gunman who opened fire inside a Southern California church on Sunday, killing one person and critically wounding four others, was overpowered by congregants who then hogtied him, preventing further bloodshed, the authorities said. The shooting occurred at 1:26 pm inside the Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, Calif., about 50 miles southeast of Los … Read more

Replacement Theory, a Fringe Belief Fueled Online, Is Refashioned by G.O.P.

Inside a Pittsburgh synagogue in 2018, a white man with a history of antisemitic internet posts gunned down 11 worshipers, blaming Jews for allowing immigrant “invaders” into the United States. The next year, another white man, angry over what he called “the Hispanic invasion of Texas,” opened fire on shoppers at an El Paso Walmart … Read more

Before the Buffalo Shooting, Erratic Behavior and a Chilling Threat From the Suspect

Last spring, as the end of the academic year approached at Susquehanna Valley High School outside Binghamton, NY, students were asked for a school project about their plans after graduation. Payton Gendron, a senior, said he wanted to commit a murder-suicide, according to a law enforcement official briefed on the matter. I have claimed to … Read more

‘You Will Stay Silent’: Photographs From Behind the Iron Curtain

In 1977, the photojournalist Arthur Grace arrived at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport to document “life behind the Iron Curtain” for Time and Newsweek. Taken over 12 years, the black-and-white images collected in COMMUNISM(S): A COLD WAR ALBUM (Damiani, $60) reflect just that: the everyday lives of citizens young and old, rich and poor, proud and powerless, … Read more