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Finding the courage to write about cowardice

"Coward. Chicken. Yellow-belly." Those were insults the French used against the gunmen who carried out the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January. Cowardice, in fact, is currently enjoying a bit of global resurgence as a put-down. So much so that Boston University professor Chris Walsh decided it was time to write a book about the subject. The first hurdle? Finding source material.

Arts, Culture & Media

Photographer Catherine Karnow captures a changing Vietnam

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, the Art Vietnam Gallery in Hanoi is showing “Vietnam: 25 Years of Documenting a Changing Country,” a photo exhibition of National Geographic photographer Catherine Karnow’s lifelong work in that country. In his introduction to the exhibition, Andrew Lam writes that the photographs capture a country that has many versions of itself.

Conflict & Justice

Family and friends of Warren Weinstein demand change from the US government as they mourn

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"The key question going forward is how is this going to change how the CIA operates?" asks the Wall Street Journal's Adam Entous. The strike was based on what's called a 'pattern of life' intelligence, which indicated that there was a legitimate target present, without knowing specifically who. "Will that continue down the road," asks Entous. "Or will that be curtailed?"