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2008-07-13 09:00:25

By Robert Philpot, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 13--Loosely structured, featuring no big stars and refusing to bog itself down in exposition, HBO's Iraq War miniseries Generation Kill doesn't let viewers in easily.

2008-07-13 03:00:18

What it's about: The dramatization was adapted by David Simon and Ed Burns ("The Wire") from Evan Wright's book and Rolling Stone magazine series. Wright was embedded with the U.S. First Recon Marines, or the fabled "Tip of the Spear," one of the first strike forces in the Iraq invasion.

2008-07-10 06:00:31

By Gary Strauss War. What is it good for? When it comes to Hollywood and Iraq, almost absolutely nothing.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.