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I am going to the Kurdistan region of Iraq

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For over a year now I’ve been in contact with some people at the United Nations World Food Programme, the world’s largest humanitarian organization concerned with hunger and food security. We’ve been plotting to tell some stories about the complexity and necessity of feeding the world’s displaced people in an engaging way. Now we’re finally getting started and soon I’ll be leaving for northern Iraq. There, I’ll begin researching the current situation facing Kurdish refugees fleeing the Syrian conflict and the violent …

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

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Director/Writer: Ana Lily Amirpour Staring: Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh Cinematography: Lyle Vincent Here’s how this film got me into the theater. It sported gorgeous black and white photography, was filmed in Farsi, and was a vampire art-house flick. Behind it was the apparently unstoppable hype machine powered by Vice Films (and Kino Lorber, usually a distributor worth watching) who promoted the picture beyond its actual appeal, in part with a dishonestly paced trailer. The ingredients sounded amazing. It was the …

My week in music – Sept. 6 to Sept. 13, 2014

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I listen to a lot of new music. This is what spoke to me this week. SAVAGES: Don’t Let the Fuckers get you Down/Dream Baby Dream

Interview!

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Here’s a nice little interview about Harbinger and Unknown Soldier, and about my process. Check it! Excerpt: ““I wanted to be everything when I was growing up. A scientist, a historian, an adventurer and a journalist. A pacifist and a pugilist. I wanted to spend my life in a room with one window looking out at the mountain contemplating the arc of all things, and I wanted to be out on that mountain always doing and living and never being able …

Resource War

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Sometime last year I was asked to contribute, with other creators from the broad spectrum of “Geek Culture”, to a collection of essays. The point of the collection, as I understood it, was to create a sense of empowerment in young people who identified as geeks and were getting some grief because of it. So, basically, stories in which we, the authors, had felt embattled for who we were and what we loved, and how we coped. The collection hasn’t come …

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