Articles tagged afghanistan

‘The Underground Girls of Kabul’ Highlights the Learned Nature of Gender Assumptions

This is an outstanding work of journalism, full of riveting stories about the real lives of girls and women in Afghanistan today.

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Investigative Journalist Jeremy Scahill Goes Deep Inside the Modern with ‘Dirty Wars’

Dirty Wars feels like a revelation -- never before has America's recent dirty laundry been collected and put on display so comprehensively. It may be the most damning indictment of the "war on terror" yet published.

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5 Sep 2011 // 9:00 PM

Next Stop: Marijuanaland

Inside the making of Jonah Raskin’s journey through California’s Emerald Triangle -- one of the main fronts of the global drug war. Raskin not only describes himself as a chronicler of marijuana, but also a smoker who has a medical marijuana card.

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‘Restrepo’ Airing on National Geographic Channel Tonight

The Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo airs on National Geographic Channel at 8pm ET, 2 February.

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to the Music of Afghanistan

Here is a folk-pop duet. Here is a rock song. Here is a man on a rubab. Here is a singer performing in a traditional style.

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‘The Oath’: American Intelligence Gets it Wrong

With The Oath, director Laura Poitras highlights the contradictions and failures of America's "war on terror".

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A Surgeon Cool with a Handgun and a Scalpel

A surgeon doing charity work to make up for the sins of his violent past changes his priorities after learning that his new wife married him for an unfathomable reason.

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The Patience Stone by Atiq Rahimi

This simply told story gives voice to thousands of women who have none. It is a story that has beauty and grace, but more importantly, it has power.

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The Khaarijee: A Chronicle of Friendship and War in Afghanistan by J. Malcolm Garcia

If you’ve ever wondered how you might experience Afghanistan, then this is the book for you.

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Ariana Delawari: Lion of Panjshir

The album sweeps along on extravagant rowls of fuzz and trippy, slurring string arrangements.

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22 May 2008 // 2:45 AM

Afghanistan seeks to clean up soaps on TV

KABUL, Afghanistan - Almost every night, Mojtaban Ahmadi rebels against his government by merely turning on his TV. He watches a soap opera from India

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‘Afghan Star’ grows in popularity as culture assimilates ‘American Idol’-style sensibilities

KABUL, Afghanistan—The four singers on the Afghan version of “American Idol” stood nervously on stage, waiting to hear who lost. Lima Sahar was the

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18 Dec 2007 // 2:50 AM

Hollywood has never had a whole lot of interest in Afghanistan, save for the occasional secondary terrorist character. But with the release of “The Kite

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13 Dec 2007 // 8:58 PM

Opium Season: A Year on the Afghan Frontier by Joel Hafvenstein

Switch "Afghan" with "Vietnamese" and you experience a chilling sense of deja vu while reading Opium Season.

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14 Sep 2007 // 6:00 AM

Lifting the Veil

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy counters George Bush's "confident" display with her own observations: "Now we've come back six years later," she narrates, "to ask if life for women in Afghanistan is any better in a liberated country."

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26 Jul 2007 // 1:58 AM

Film could help Afghan kitemaker’s fame soar

KABUL, Afghanistan - Noor Agha bends over the tissue paper and glues on a ruler-straight line of white stars in seconds. He is not sure

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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