Skulls at the Choeung Ek Genocidal Center. All photos by Adryel Talamantes Cambodia’s massacre sites are now tourism hotspots by ADRYEL TALAMANTES If not for Cambodia’s dark past, there would be no reason for anyone to visit the quiet fields south of Phnom Penh. A short tuk-tuk ride through the city’s... Read more
I’m afraid of Americans. Universal Studios capture Third time’s a charm for this B-movie horror franchise by MATTHEW GAULT A sensible compact car covered in strings of glaring Christmas-tree lights cruises down an abandoned city street. A younger, more innocent Miley Cyrus croons about a party in the USA … but it... Read more
Dolma on a plate. Benedetta Argentieri photo Eating your way through the war on Islamic State by BENEDETTA ARGENTIERI “You must stay for lunch.” “Well we should really get going, we still have hours of driving.” “It doesn’t matter, you need to eat, so you will stay with us.” When you finish... Read more
Captura de pantalla de la película ‘La Batalla por Sebastopol” La película “La Batalla por Sebastopol” resulta menos impactante que el tema del que trata por SEBASTIEN ROBLIN La película de 2015 La Batalla por Sebastopol refleja la verdadera historia sobre cómo Lyudmila Pavlichenko, una mujer sniper soviética que acabó... Read more
Watch the ‘PlanetSide’ die in a meteor shower by IAN BIRNBAUM After more than a decade of battle, 2003’s science-fiction massively multiplayer shooter PlanetSide is no more. On July 1, PlanetSide’s servers went off-line, the guns fell silent, soldiers put down their weapons to have a dance party and apocalyptic meteors... Read more
‘Culloden.’ BBC capture Peter Watkins’ 1964 docudrama was ahead of its time by MATTHEW GAULT British soldiers in service to the Duke of Cumberland crest a hill and follow the beat of a drum. “Wednesday April 16, 1746,” a dry-toned narrator states. “This is the advanced battalion of an English government army... Read more
Daesh daeshing it up. Photo via social media A sense of purpose can be intoxicating by MATTHEW GAULT Three men assaulted Istanbul’s Ataturk airport with AK-47s and suicide vests on June 28, killing 41 people and injuring 239 more. Islamic State has not claimed responsibility but Turkish officials believe the terror... Read more
U.S. Air Force photo New book explores Barack Obama’s special relationship with a lethal technology by REED PEEPLES Weapons shape wars. Like leaders and enemies, they become active characters in our narratives of armed conflict. However the United States’ post-9/11 wars are resolved, we can already confidently assign their emblem — the drone. In... Read more
Inkstudios art Navid Khonsari wants to change how the world sees Iran — and Tehran isn’t happy about it by MATTHEW GAULT Navid Khonsari doesn’t strike me as a spy. That’s because, despite what some Iranian newspapers will tell you, he isn’t one. He’s an adopted New Yorker by way of Canada and... Read more
The names and faces of the missing. BioWare capture Moral complexities ultimately require making a choice by SEBASTIEN ROBLIN Mass Effect 3 isn’t a “message” game. The third entry in the science-fiction video game trilogy made by BioWare between 2007 and 2012 — there is a fourth game on its way — marries the aesthetics... Read more
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