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Baghdad Green Zone
Life during wartime
In Fallujah, Marine Captain Rye Barcott got good at separating the two parts of his soul.
NGO big or go home
| 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
| November 05, 2008
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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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?
| 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
| March 21, 2007
“We just wanted a name that had power,” says co-founder Michael Gerner in Rolling Stone.
Vietnam | Kemado
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| December 29, 2005
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