A Reporter, A Newspaper, And A Rural Cold Case

Book review: Mary Jane's Ghost, by Ted Gregory Histories - call them stories if you like - never really end. It's more like they continue to unfold, but we've left them; they've ceased to resonate. Chicago Tribune¬†general assignment reporter Ted Gregory gets roped into the investigation and conspiracies of a fifty-year-old cold case while ruminating... Continue Reading →

A Lighter Side of War

Book review: The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Kim Barker (Amazon / Book Depository) Post-9/11,¬†Chicago Tribune¬†reporter Kim Barker accepts a position as South Asian bureau chief based out of Delhi, but more often the work entails going on embed with military units in Afghanistan. She knows nothing about these countries culturally... Continue Reading →

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