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Life during wartime

In Fallujah, Marine Captain Rye Barcott got good at separating the two parts of his soul.
NGO big or go home
By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  April 08, 2011

On the ground

Through journalistic instincts, hunches, and sheer luck, Dexter Filkins has, for the past ten years, managed to frequently be in the wrong place at the right time.
A decade in the war on terror
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  November 05, 2008

Cinema paradiso

Elusive animals, the mysteries of time past, peer pressure, and, inevitably, Iraq dominate what we were able to screen from the sixth annual Independent Film Festival of Boston.
The Independent Film Festival of Boston is movie heaven
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 22, 2008

Young people doing stupid things

“This isn’t fixin’ to stop me,” crowed a defiant Josh Jarboe.
Sports blotter: "Carrying a gun to a track meet" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 19, 2008

A tragicomedy of errors

It was not until after George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were narrowly re-elected that many Americans began to realize that the Iraq War represented a dangerous moment in American history.
In an excerpt from his new book, The Fall of the House of Bush, author Craig Unger details how Bush is, well, screwing up the world
By CRAIG UNGER  |  November 20, 2007

Greatest reality hits

To be read while listening to Green Day’s “Time of Your Life” or Mary Hopkin’s “Those Were The Days, My Friend."
The 10 best moments of the past nine months or so
By JAMES PARKER  |  July 03, 2007


Cinema of Shadows

It’s not likely, but Judd Apatow’s pitch for Knocked Up might have sounded something like this.
We’re five years into the Iraq crisis, and Hollywood hasn't made a film about the war. Or is  every film is about the war?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 06, 2007

Bush's secret army

The 9/11 attacks provided a catalyst: an unprecedented justification to forge ahead with a radical agenda molded by a small cadre of neoconservative operatives.
Meet the American mercenaries of Blackwater, who fight outside of the law and take direction from the radical Christian right
By JEREMY SCAHILL  |  March 21, 2007


“We just wanted a name that had power,” says co-founder Michael Gerner in Rolling Stone.
Vietnam | Kemado
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  January 29, 2007

Does peace have a chance?

Four weeks after Democrats rode a wave of anti-war discontent to gain control of the US House and Senate, only four protestors show up to the weekly “Bridges for Peace” demonstration on the Casco Bay Bridge.
The anti-war movement faces its biggest challenge yet — politics
By SARA DONNELLY  |  December 27, 2006

Déjà vu all over again for RI GOP

Lincoln Chafee should be the next head of the Rhode Island Republican Party.
Carcieri faces failure in having fostered a real two-party system
By IAN DONNIS  |  November 15, 2006


Touched by God

Last time, in a weakly alliterative moment, I promised that this column would return to the “dysfunction and doggy-do” of House of Carters.
The sacred and the profane in this week’s reality TV
By JAMES PARKER  |  November 02, 2006

You are there

Think of it as Boots On the Ground meets reality TV.
The War Tapes takes the viewer to Iraq
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 06, 2006

The Station Fire

If at 46 I’ve not got all the time in the world, neither am I yet wrapping up my affairs with an eye to posterity.
The cruel force of unexpected death hovers nearby
By CHRISTINA BEVILACQUA  |  February 16, 2006

Yahoo!’s one-man news army

Everyone’s heard of garage rock.
Plus, sizing up ABC’s new anchors, gutsy changes at RKO, and reporters turn into government investigators
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  January 26, 2006

The wrong stuff

You can’t blame Democrats for feeling optimistic. In 2005, George W. Bush staggered through as rough a stretch as any modern president has experienced.
These should be the best of times for Democrats. So how will they blow it in 2006? Let us count the ways
By DAN KENNEDY  |  December 29, 2005