Steve McCurry’s Photos Capture the Universality, Intimacy of Reading

In Europe by Edward Nawotka

• Steve McCurry, one of the most famous photojournalists in the world, is always on the hunt for the “unguarded moment” — a slice of time that is both personal and honest. He has often found this in moments when people are reading. • “There’s an intimacy people have with a book and its author that is similar, what couples have,” …

Did Sebastian Junger Go Too Far in Calling His Book “War”?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Lewis Manalo, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, thinks so. In today’s editorial, he argues that Junger’s War is riddled with bad reporting, significant omissions, and is condescending to the soldiers themselves. The problem may start with the title, which is almost absurd in its presumption. Read theeditorial and let us know what you think in …

Sebastian Junger, War Tourist

In Guest Contributors, Resources by Guest Contributor

Editorial by Lewis Manalo NEW YORK: As a sapper in the 82nd Airborne Division I took part in combat missions in Eastern Afghanistan during deployments in 2002 and 2003. A sapper’s main role on missions was to trek along in support of the infantry, sweeping for land mines and blowing up weapons caches and unexploded ordinance. Other times, we participated …