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Full Metal Jacket, in 8 panels

Choose a movie and tell the story first in 8 panels, then in 6, 4, 2 and 1. Here’s the biggest one.


Discerning the way we internalize tragedy, and how we act on it

I recently watched Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket and Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight. Both films tackle provocative issues: The Vietnam War and pervasive abuse by Catholic Priests across Boston. 339 more words

All Alone Here

Generic Ratings: 1: Crap. 2: Ok. 3: Good. 4: Great

In another case of the B-side being better than the A-side, All Alone Here is for me the stronger song when placed alongside the single… 127 more words

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Michael Herr Dies At 76

Michael Herr, the writer famous for authoring the gritty Vietnam War testimonial Dispatches, has died at 76, after a long bout with illness according to Knopf, his former publisher. 182 more words

20th Century

Michael Herr (1940-2016)

Michael Herr’s amazing “nonfiction memoir” Dispatches, based on his time as an embedded reporter greatly affected the way I, and many others, viewed the recently ended Vietnam War, excuse me, “police action.” His vision of war spread even further through his collaboration on  135 more words


AP Corrects Michael Herr Obit; Boston Globe Doesn't

As the hardreading staff has noted, yesterday’s Boston Globe ran this Associated Press obituary of the great Vietnam War chronicler Michael Herr.

As we also noted, … 84 more words