Earlier this year, Need to Know spoke with artist Steve Mumford about his conflict paintings from Iraq. Recently, the New York City-based artist made a trip to Afghanistan, from where he filed these dispatches (originally published on artnet.com).
An Afghan rock band named Kabul Dreams is playing the next night. Among the fans to show up are the members of District Unknown, Afghanistan’s only metal band… Read more
This is an active combat zone, as dangerous as anything I experienced in Iraq. The Marines are taking a great gamble here, applying the counterinsurgency theory developed in Iraq…Read more