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Arie Amaya-Akkermans

[Acrylic on board, 38.5x76 cm, 2013]

Ariell Cacciola

The past several months I have been traveling in Central Europe, just enough away from the United States to feel slightly out of the proverbial loop. Back stateside, I am usually found beneath a stack of novels consisting of copies in need of review or for mere pleasure (although, usually the former), all the while trying to fit in my own angst-ridden fiction.

Shaun Randol

A still from Cairo Drive (2013)

Corrie Hulse

A woman weeps as she recounts the murder of her sons. (Still from E-Team)

 

As Anna spoke with the translator the woman went silent. Tears streamed down her face as she grasped a photo of the sons who were just executed outside her front door. She made eye contact with the camera, her eyes sunken and lost. Then she began to weep and speak to the room. “What’s the point of writing? What’s the point of talking? I swear, if we could save them, our tears would fill gallons. Our tears could fill gallons and form a river.”

Elisabeth Vilà

Shaun Randol

 

Corrie Hulse

(Photo: AP / Ron Edmonds)

I was clear throughout this campaign, and have been clear throughout this transition, that under my administration the United States does not torture. We will abide by the Geneva Conventions. That we will uphold our highest values and ideals...it is important for us to do that not only because that’s who we are, but ultimately will make us safer.   - Barack Obama, January 9, 2009

 

Dan Hanrahan

Vicky Wong

Corrie Hulse

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