Yes, I am still going to see "The Dark Knight Rises"
Published on July 29, 2012 by Sara Foss

Over at the DG, I write about the shootings in Aurora, and how I remain committed to seeing the new Batman movie.

Here's an excerpt:

"I have not seen 'The Dark Knight Rises' yet, but I will because I am a moviegoer and I go to movies like that.

Like everyone, I was pretty horrified by the murders at a screening of the film in Aurora, Colo., and I quickly emailed my friends Dave and Melissa, who now live in Denver but used to live in Aurora, to check in and make sure everything was OK. I then emailed another friend, a neuroscientist at the University at Colorado, to ask whether she knew the alleged shooter, who was studying neuroscience at the school. My friend replied that he worked down the hall and that although she didn’t know him “everybody else did.”

By my estimation, this put me about two degrees away from an alleged mass murderer, which is way too close to comfort. But I have little to complain about — my friends are fine, and my family is fine and I’m fine. The same cannot be said for the victims and their friends and families, and my heart goes out to them, just as it always does when something like this happens.

But I am still going to see 'The Dark Knight Rises.'"

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