‘Simulating Iraq’ in America

‘Simulating Iraq’ in America

The exhibition ‘Reality Check’ staged by Fotodok shows work by photographers who mix documentary and fiction. One of them is the American Claire Beckett (32), who photographed at various military installations where army and marine corps personnel are trained for their deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. Last year work of hers was include in the Noorderlicht show ‘War Zone’. Read the article…

The new town in the polder

The new town in the polder

New towns are a bit like pop stars: They age more publicly, and more painfully, than the rest of us. After all, how long can you keep up with the moniker “new”? When the first blush of youth passes, what then? The Dutch new town of Almere is an interesting case in point. Read the article…

Kathryn Stockett: The help

Kathryn Stockett: The help

 

Kathryn Stockett is living the dream of every first-time author. It took her five years to write her first book, ‘The Help’, about race in the sixties in America’s Deep South. It went to the top of the New York Times beststeller list and stayed there for a full year.

 

 

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