Did art play a role in Tucson’s tragedy?

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Piecing together what we now know, Jared Loughner is not that different from many other 22-year-olds in this country.

He found work at mainstream employers such as Quiznos and Banana Republic. He was restless in school, spent a lot of time online, enjoyed using drugs to trip out and uploaded a few half-baked videos to his YouTube channel.

He likes the heavy-metal bands Drowning Pool and Slipknot — the latter of which more than 5.2 million people also “like” on Facebook. (more…)