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Does Sebastian Junger/HBO Film “Last Patrol” Glorify War?

“To honor a fallen peer and adjust to life outside the war zones, four men linked by combat journey by foot from Washington, D.C., to Pennsylvania.” That is how HBO describes Sebastian Junger’s new documentary, The Last Patrol, which HBO is airing Monday night...

November 7, 2014 — John Horgan
Chewing the Fat with Diet “Journalist” Gary Taubes

Chewing the Fat with Diet “Journalist” Gary Taubes

Weight-loss research has generated headlines lately, leading me to wonder what my pal Gary Taubes is up to. Over the past dozen years, Taubes has transformed himself from a mere journalist into a major player in dietary science, who has helped raise millions for research...

October 7, 2014 — John Horgan

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