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'War Is Beautiful': How The NY Times Has Glamorized War For Over A Decade

The below is an excerpt from David Shields’ book ‘War Is Beautiful’, available today from powerHouse Books

For decades, upon opening the New York Times every morning and contemplating the front page, I was entranced by the war photographs. 1,097 more words

Is War Beautiful?

By David Swanson | Let’s Try Democracy | October 28, 2015

“War Is Beautiful” is the ironic title of a beautiful new book of photographs. The subtitle is “The…

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Beyond the Clichés and Tropes: David Shields' War Is Beautiful Reviewed

For years, Seattle-based author David Shields made a point of subscribing to the paper edition of the New York Times, paying a small premium to have it delivered to his West Coast home. 825 more words

"searing honesty," honestly?

Michael Bourne has a smart new piece up on The Millions about the commercialization of literary writing and its effect on the genre of memoir. The article is two parts review of Mary Karr’s  695 more words


Podcast Live for Shakespeare & Co. Reading feat. David Shields and Charles Recoursé

During our 2015 Summer in Paris Writing Retreat, the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop organized a reading at the famous Shakespeare and Company bookstore.  The reading featured acclaimed essayist, writer, and Cambridge Writers’ Workshop instructor… 111 more words