By: Curious Theatre Company On: October 17, 2017 In: Uncategorized Comments: 0


Journalism by Joe Sacco

Joe Sacco is in a class all his own: part conflict-zone reporter, part underground comics artist and a groundbreaking visionary in both fields. Armed with a tape recorder and sketchbook, Sacco ventures into war zones the world over and captures the stories of the people who would otherwise be silenced. Sacco creates comics with all the emotional and cinematic skills of a documentary filmmaker, art that is also rigorous journalism. His 2012 book simply titled Journalism, collects eleven of his short-form comics dispatches and includes regions such as the Caucuses, Palestine, and Iraq and looks at issues such as the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean and the plight of the Untouchable caste in India.



Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) Starring Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, and Martin Freeman, this is the epic tale of a journalist who left the comfort of her desk in New York City to tackle the tough job of on-camera reporting in war torn Afghanistan for three months. Based on the book about her personal experiences in 2003, we quickly learn that Kim Barker is completely unprepared for this assignment, not only the dangers of war itself but also the conditions of everyday life in Afghanistan. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot realistically confronts both the physical and emotional risks of war reporting while slicing the severity with Tina Fey’s humor and charm.



Shooting Ghosts : A U.S. Marine, A Combat Photographer, And Their Journey Back From War by Thomas J. Brennan and Finbarr O’Reilly – joint memoir by a Marine and a war photographer. They talk about the personal trauma of war, no matter if one is carrying a gun or carrying a camera. Another take on PTSD like Watson suffered after his career.



All i did was ask by Terry Gross

For her first collection, Terry has chosen more than three dozen timeless interviews that prove to be as lively on the page as they were on the radio. Her questions–probing yet sensitive–encourage revelations from figures as diverse as John Updike, Isabella Rossellini, Conan O’Brien, Samuel L. Jackson, Johnny Cash, and Nicolas Cage. And in her introduction, the generally self-effacing host of Fresh Air does something she wouldn’t dream of doing on the air–she reveals a thing or two about herself.