Posts tagged ‘iraq’

What really happened when the statue fell?

As I think I’ve mentioned, my brother, father and I share a subscription to The New Yorker. I’m the final recipient in our troika of magazine…

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A Brutal Vision of Modern Warfare

Today Wikileaks, an exceptional organization dedicated to (according to Wikipedia) “submissions and leaks of sensitive governmental, corporate, organizational, or religious documents”, released a graphically violent video…

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“Rendition” is an Exotic Thriller

After arriving in Chicago, we spent a quiet evening in at the swish and oddly-gothic Hotel Sax (“Monsieurs Lestat and Impaler, your table is ready in…

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Stop What You’re Doing and Read “The Things That Carried Him”

This month’s Esquire features the finest example of magazine writing that I’ve seen in years. It is Chris Jones’s “The Things That Carried Him”, and it…

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A US Army Interrogator Turned Conscientious Objector

I’ve really been enjoying the McCarter Theatre blog. I like that, although they’re an American theatre, they still spell ‘theatre’ with an ‘re’ ending. In any…

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The Canadian Dollar is Trading at US $99.85 (Or So)

Early in my Gnomedex talk, I made a little joke about currencies: This [telegram]was sent in 1954, and at the time it cost about $2.50 Canadian.…

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Apologizing to Your Countrymen

I just read this article about the released South Korean missionaries’ somber homecoming: Relatives of the two men held their portraits as they stood on either…

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Link Round-Up: Link Love for People Who Emailed Me

It’s the rare link round-up here at DB.com. These are some of the links that folks emailed me over the past few weeks. Some were marketing…

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