Category Archive: war

Turning Back, Turning Point: Fiction

The bustle of Ouahigouya had gone. Even the hurrying soldiers had disappeared. The shops, so busy so recently, were shuttered, the marché vacant. No youths peddled cigarettes on the wide, empty streets or… Continue reading

What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Film?

That title, adapted from a Raymond Carver short story, should be the question at the heart of all discussions of Quentin Tarantino’s new Inglourious Basterds. The movie sits at the intersections of film… Continue reading

"War Thoughts at Home"

During Iraq, we’ve been denied the war at home. We’re kept from the flag-draped caskets, given tax cuts, and told to go shopping. But war cannot be divorced from the fabric of life.… Continue reading