Articles tagged war

Viet Thanh Nguyen Is a Lucid and Robust Voice for the Forgotten

Nothing Ever Dies is a timely meditation on the power of memory as an implement and a consequence of war.

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Drawing Disaster: Comics, War and Trauma

Disaster Drawn reveals that comics may be the most useful form for witnessing war and trauma.

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‘Guapa’ Is Much More Than Simply a ‘Gay’ Novel

Haddad makes a single day swell to encompass the powerful struggle to define one's own self and to come to terms with the consequences of autonomy.

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‘Guapa’: Lost Within Pockets of Hope

Saleem Haddad’s unwavering dedication to detail, narrative arc, and consequence make Guapa necessarily poignant, uncomfortable, and meaningful.

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‘Eye in the Sky’ Shows There Is No Remove When Waging War From a Distance

For all the intelligence and firepower that such technology allows, drones also raise pressing questions, laid out in Eye in the Sky with a schematic and often unnerving precision.

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‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’ Is an American White Lady Story

Kim (Tina Fey) is representative of many Americans who judge the cultures America has invaded, and is unable to understand the damage caused.

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‘The Safecracker’ Breaks the War Wide Open

A field day, and parachute drop, for Ray Milland.

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‘Breaker Morant’ Is an Epic Tale, Set During the Boer War

Breaker Morant uses a story about three colonial soldiers to illuminate much larger issues concerning war, heroism, and empire.

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‘Body of War’ Explores What it Means to Love a Nation and Protest Its Policies Simultaneously

While making the injuries to Iraq war veteran Tomas Young visible, Body of War's pressing point concerns the future -- a future we're now living.

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Fighting the Battles of ‘Jericho’, the Show That Came Tumbling Down

Jericho wore the influence of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. on its sleeve, but that didn't protect it.

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‘Tangerines’ Is a Passionate Plea for Diplomacy and Coexistence

Tangerines highlights the various reasons why people fight, and then shows why these reasons are inadequate.

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8 May 2015 // 10:30 AM

War, Motherhood and Dancing in ‘Bravetown’

While Footloose clones duly follow an escapist aesthetic, Bravetown begins with a grimmer look.

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By Confusing Religion With Reality, ‘Little Boy’ Fails Its Faith-Based Foundation

Because it is unsure whether it wants to push the Bible or a little boy's wavering faith, Little Boy ends up giving us neither.

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Five Observations About the 2015 Rock Hall of Fame Ballot

The just-unveiled ballot for next year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction class attempts to honor Generation X as well as continue to rectify past oversights.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or Shame?

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recently announced its 15 nominees for its 2012 induction class. Once again, that means the blogosphere is abuzz with complaints about the Hall's irrelevancy. Are they legitimate?

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Electronic Empire Expo: The First World Problem of E3

There is a far larger system of class bias at work with games, namely the one that has to be engaged in just to facilitate the existence of this article.

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Dancing Till the World Ends: Why Does Contemporary Pop Love War?

The Europop renaissance in Top 40 music has ushered in a peculiar fascination with the sounds, smells and visions of war. Seeing pop as a kind of warfare, or warfare in pop, provides a psychic escape for the listener.

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PJ Harvey: Let England Shake

Recorded in a 19th century Dorset church, Polly Jean's latest focuses heavily on nationalism, warfare, and the use and abuse of the autoharp.

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‘Prophets of War’: The Real Halliburton

William D. Hartung’s Lockheed Martin exposé uncovers reams of data about the company’s vast scope of influence, but doesn’t make the argument why this should be frightening.

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The Crusades: A Mammoth Study of the Clash Between the Armies of Europe and the Middle East

Thomas Asbridge gives a comprehensive look at 200 years of military, political, and religious maneuvering in the crucible of the Holy Land.

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Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

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"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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