Featured Books

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The Descent into Happiness by David Howell
The Experts by Clyde Edwin Petit
 When Tribesmen Came Calling: Building an Enduring American Business in Pakistan by S. Qaisar Shareef


Live at the Forbidden City by Dennis Rea
 What They Signed Up For: True Stories by Ordinary Soldiers by Jeb Wyman
 Alive and Well in Pakistan by Ethan Casey
 Bearing the Bruise: A Life Graced by Haiti by Ethan Casey

Fear of Music*

(*a nod to Talking Heads' album of the same name) When chatting with a bandmate the other day, I rhetorically questioned why certain musicians end up becoming darlings of the hipsterverse and media while other musicians of equal or greater talent can't get arrested....

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Holy War in the Promised Land

A grand event took place in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018 when, with extreme fanfare, the U.S. Embassy in Israel was moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The city was recognized by the U.S. government for the first time as the capital of the state of Israel, putting aside...

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Full Circle: A Story of Hope

Introducing Debbie, a woman in her early thirties, happily married and running her own successful catering business. The youngest in a close-knit family of five, Debbie’s wisdom is respected by her siblings and her counsel sought by them frequently despite her being...

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Review: The Snow Leopard

I recently reread Peter Matthiessen’s The Snow Leopard, a work of nonfiction published in 1978 that won the National Book Award for its depiction of Matthiessen’s spiritual explorations. I first read it 30 years ago: I was 23, trekking through Nepal, and looking for...

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Film: Combat Girls

In one of the opening scenes from “Kriegerin” (“Combat Girls” in English), a group of kids, neo-nazis, walk down the aisle of a metro bus. Loud, brash, sneering, they are hunting prey, and what better place to hunt than public transportation. Spotting a target, it...

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