Best Defense

A surprisingly good war film set in Kabul

The other night my wife and I and some neighbors went to see Tina Fey’s 'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,' about a war correspondent in Afghanistan.


Bollywood Star: Airlines That Don’t Let Me Perform Are Preventing Happiness

Five flight attendants were suspended after letting a Bollywood star perform over the in-flight speaker system.


In a Counterinsurgency Far, Far Away

After Return of the Jedi, the victorious Rebels declared “mission accomplished” a bit too early. Here’s how they can win, for good this time.


Goni and Me

A quixotic investigation.


Congo’s Government Backtracks on Banning Explosive Documentary About Rape

A documentary about rape was banned last month in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. After international scrutiny, the Congolese reversed that ban this week.


Did the Beijing Olympic Song Rip off Disney’s ‘Let It Go’? We Asked Science.

A computer scientist examines the similarities between the Disney hit and a promotional song for Beijing's Winter Olympics.


'The Look of Silence' Raises Questions About the Relationship Between Global Capitalism and Western Complicity

Joshua Oppenheimer’s unsettling new film, The Look of Silence, raises questions about the troubling relationship between global capitalism and western complicity.


Updated: Stallone Will Not Take on the Islamic State in New Movie

Iraqi armed forces, even with extensive support from Iran and the United States, have mostly failed to achieve meaningful victories against the Islamic State. But what armies have failed to accomplish, one man is set to achieve on the big screen.

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