WIFREDO LAM (1902-1982) - Ibaye, 1950


A Village

Afghanistan has been called the land of 30,000 villages. What is remarkable is that every one of them is unique. The dramatic variations in power, ethnic, tribal, religious, and family dynamics from one village to the next are what make the country both endlessly fascinating and vexing to foreigners attempting to intervene here. It is why no strategy, whether military or political, can be applied uniformly, with success, on a national scale: why the effectiveness of foreign intervention — whether by militaries or civilian aid and development groups — can differ so markedly from one area to the next. Eleven years into the war, NATO’s best and brightest are still struggling to understand the myriad complex forces influencing stability and its collapse on the village level. Why do some communities embrace the Taliban, while other rise against them? Why do some welcome the government, while others eschew it? “A Village” explores several sides of one of these 30,000 self-contained worlds that together make up Afghanistan.

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as dangerous as it might be, I still believe that Afghanistan is more than the violence

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What You Crave vs What You Need

  • Chocolate: Raw nuts/seeds.
  • Oily/Fatty Snacks: Kale, leafy greens.
  • Soda/Carbonated Drinks: Actual, literal bubbles.
  • Chips/Salty Food: Topsoil.
  • Cookies: Freudian psychology.
  • Sweet Tea: A strong Southern gentleman to take care of you.
  • Pasta/Carbs: Pasta/Carbs.
  • Ice: The sweet release of death.


Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka reenact the spaghetti scene from Lady and the Tramp

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