John Waters

Author Archive

  • Oct 18, 2021
      “We rarely get easy answers to complex questions,” novelist John Wray told me in a recent conversation about his book, “Godsend” (FSG,...
  • Sep 25, 2021
    The story started with John Walker Lindh, documentary filmmaker Greg Barker told me in a phone conversation. Lindh was a young man from Marin County, California, when he was captured...
  • Sep 11, 2021
    Miles Lagoze was a few years out of high school when he deployed to Helmand Province in 2011. Enlisted as a Combat Camera Marine, Lagoze found himself assigned to First Battalion,...
  • Sep 4, 2021
    Matt Young enlisted in the Marine Corps in February 2005. He made it to the Fleet seven months later as a rifleman, joining Third Battalion, Fifth Marine Regiment on Camp Pendleton....
  • Aug 7, 2021
    In an essay titled “On Going Places,” the artist Thomas Hart Benton wrote about the reasons so many people in America pick up and move.  “They move on the...
  • Aug 7, 2021
    Sprinting Through No Man’s Land: Endurance, Tragedy, and Rebirth in the 1919 Tour de France tells the story of the first Tour de France bicycle race after World War...
  • Apr 24, 2021
    Matt Gallagher just wanted to grow out his hair.  By 2009, Gallagher was still a member of the 25th Infantry Division and back home in Hawaii after a tour of duty...