Tag: World War II
Megan McCloskey: Pentagon Finally Identifies the Remains of a POW Lost Since 1942January 2015
Long buried alongside hundreds of unknown US soldiers in the Philippines, Pvt. Arthur “Bud” Kelder is on his way home after a lawsuit by his family and an investigation by ProPublica and NPR.
Rob Spillman: Shades of Gray in Patrick Modiano’s ParisDecember 2014
Readpolitik: Reading the new Nobel laureate’s misty, wintry fictions in his misty, wintry city.
Ariel Dorfman: How to Forgive Your TorturerJune 2014
The River Kwai passes through Latin America and Washington.
Ramiro G. Hinojosa: Lessons from an Unremarkable WarJune 2014
World War II is not a war we have to live up to. It’s a war we have to learn from.
Mother, Grandmother, and Aunt EllenAugust 2013
They were full of stories, and right from the beginning they wanted to tell them all, and when they did they would look at him as if to encourage him to learn them by heart
from “The Hanging Garden”June 2013
Ma Bulpit said, “You’ll find it hard till you know the ropes. Those Lockharts… Australians mean well.”
Chloe Pantazi: Detritus of InnocenceApril 2013
"We Went Back: Photographs from Europe, 1933 - 1956": Chim at the International Center of Photography
When did the Berlin Zoo stop displaying humans? 1931, I think, but I’m not sure.
The Doctors’ DaughterFebruary 2012
Guillermo kissed her and she was not afraid of his tongue and his hands on her body, and she wanted to stay with him all night, wanted to lie down on the wet earth, but he turned around and began walking back, pulling her behind him, and soon they were out on the road and the sound of the insects grew distant, and the trees no longer protected them from the stars.
My Father’s WarAugust 2010 A photographer combines her father’s musings of daily life in basic training with WWII itself.
Art and ArmsSeptember 2009 On the 70th anniversary of the start of WWII, the novelist discusses the oral histories of Jewish survivors, the Nazi looting of art, and Pictures at an Exhibition.
Meakin Armstrong: America’s War FeverFebruary 2007
“I don’t fuck much with the past, but I fuck plenty with the future”—Patti Smith