Warscapes Articles

November 6, 2017
History records that when Mahatma Gandhi raised a handful of salt in 1930, he shook the mighty British Empire. But history, as we know it,...
October 17, 2017
There are no cameras visible in the Metro Pictures gallery where Trevor Paglen’s latest exhibition , A Study of Invisible Images , is on...
September 29, 2017
Every morning on my walk to work, I lift my eyes at the top of a long, sloping hill, and check the flagpole. Since I got back to work this...
August 9, 2017
On the cover of The Poems of Kim Yideum, Kim Haengsook, and Kim Min Jeong —new writing by Korean women poets from Vagabond Press’s Asia...
March 20, 2017
Nicaragua was an international cause célèbre in the 1980s. Activist and intellectuals from around the world visited and wrote about this...
February 28, 2017
During the conflict in Northern Uganda, more than 60,000 children and youths were abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), and some 8,...
February 24, 2017
The only prospect more enthralling than a last stand is a Hollywoodized version of it. Zulu (1964) portrayed the 1879 battle at Rourke’s...
December 20, 2016
When Boubacar Traoré first achieved fame in the 1960s, it was tethered to a social responsibility. Hits like Mali Twist were immediately...
December 11, 2016
The opening shots of Christine Cynn’s Shooting Ourselves encapsulates the jarring visual world of the arms industry. The film begins in a...
November 30, 2016
With simple elegance, Scholastique Mukasonga etches a dedication at the beginning of Cockroaches that ensures the subjects of her memoir,...
November 25, 2016
It was during the final run of Conference of the Birds, the most recent NYU Tisch School of the Arts’ play, that rebel-held Aleppo lost...

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