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Review: The Afghan Whigs, Do To The Beast

It brings nobody pleasure to announce that Do to the Beast, the new one from The Afghan Whigs, is indeed a comeback in every sense of the word. Read more articles like "Review: The Afghan Whigs, Do To The Beast" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.

Eastwood starts shooting 'American Sniper' at Santa Clarita ranch

The movie, which stars Bradley Cooper as a Navy SEAL, begins 10 days of filming in an Afghan village set at the Blue Cloud Movie Ranch in the Santa Clarita area. Clint Eastwood's latest movie, "American Sniper," kicked off with a bang in Los Angeles County this week.

Mir Mohammad Yaqub Mashuf: "The government's actions for women are empty and symbolic"

Mohammad Yaqub Mashuf is an economist and writer. He also collaborates with mainstream Afghan media and produces articles on economic and political affairs. Photo : Armanshahr/OPEN ASIA / Matthieu Hackière The daily newspaper 8 Sobh recently published a list of 5000 victims of the 1978 communist government. Show More Summary

Quick Spins: The Afghan Whigs, Nickel Creek, The Both

Two of our favorite bands make welcome returns and a highly anticipated duo makes good on the promise they showed at last year's Hideout Block Party. [ more › ]

US May Leave Less Than 5K Troops in Afghanistan

The US military has said at least 10,000 troops must remain in Afghanistan in order to continue training Afghan forces while also keeping themselves safe —but the White House is now telling Reuters that State Department and Pentagon officials are considering dropping well below that threshold, possibly leaving fewer...

10 things you need to know today: April 22, 2014

1. The U.S. might cut its Afghanistan force to 5,000The U.S. next year might cut the number of troops it leaves in Afghanistan below 10,000, which is the minimum military leaders say will be needed to train Afghan forces, Reuters reports. Show More Summary

There could soon be less than 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan

In an exclusive, Reuters reports that the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan could fall below 10,000, the minimum amount military leaders say should be there to train Afghan forces. There are close to 33,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan now, a significant reduction from the 100,000 troops stationed there in 2011. Show More Summary

Advice For Shooting An Old AK-47

Back more than a few years ago I was with my usual partner in Thal Pakistan where Ho Chi Lynn had built an inclosed area for training of our Afghan Muji fighters. I learnt a lesson about firing old AK rifles that I have never forgot...

The Afghan Whigs’ Greg Dulli discusses lasting friendships and his new album ‘Do The Beast’

2 days agoOdd : Death and Taxes

The Afghan Whigs are back. "Do to the Beast," their seventh studio album, marks the first new Whigs album since their 1998 album, "1965."

Abdullah Strengthens Lead in Afghan Presidential Race to 11 Points, Officials Say

3 days agoNews : Truthdig

Abdullah strengthens Afghan poll lead to 11 points: officials (via AFP) Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah is leading Ashraf Ghani in Afghanistan’s presidential election by 11 percentage points after half of the ballots were counted, officials said Sunday, with a run-off vote likely next month. The Independent Election…

Abdullah takes lead in Afghan vote count

Early count gives ex-foreign minister an 11 point lead, but is short of an outright majority in presidential poll

Music Video Of The Day: The Afghan Whigs 'Gentlemen'

The Afghan Whigs released their first album in 16 years this week. Today we look back at their leaner days. [ more › ]

Seraj ul-Haq Fazl: "Educated Afghans will prevent a repetition of the past"

Seraj ul-Haq Fazl is a judicial adviser to Afghanistan's Interior Ministry. He studied at the Islamic Azad University in Iran and obtained a BA from the School of Law and Political Science and an MA in International Law. His family fled...Show More Summary

tix on sale: War on Drugs, Beirut, Fuck Buttons, Afghan Whigs, Eleanor Friedberger, Veruca Salt, The National & more

If you missed out on getting tickets for the Agalloch show at Irving Plaza during the Invisible Oranges presale, you can still get them in the general on-sale which starts today at 10 AM. Tickets to the Thievery Corporation...

Book Review: I Am the Beggar of the World

Last month, I looked at Eliza Griswold and Seamus Murphy’s work profiling Afghan women poets particular form of poetry, the landay. Their work, as they presented it in an article on Slate, came across as nuanced and reflective (my own words) of Afghan women’s experiences. I was eager to review their book, I Am the [Read More...]

Afternoon Lede Check, 4.16.14

A secret government report says the Afghan government is not prepared for US troops to leave; Pres. Obama chides Republicans on immigration; and hundreds of thousands of DC residents need to get new drivers licenses. From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump… continued… New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

Female Afghan lawmaker shot in leg during assassination attempt in Kabul

A female Afghan lawmaker was wounded in a shooting that her sister called a political attack, but which the government on Wednesday described as resulting from an undetermined personal dispute with a police officer.

Prince Harry Put at Risk of Taliban Attack by 'Complacent' Military Commanders

Prince Harry was put at risk from the Taliban because "complacent" British commanders failed to stop them storming the Afghan base where he was serving, according to a report by Commons Defence Select Committee. The report said thatShow More Summary


The Washington Times says it has obtained confidential documents which show that the U.S. government believes that the bulk of the Afghan government is not prepared to rule on its own. The Times says the State Department attempted to conceal the findings from the public.


President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to former Army Sgt. Kyle J. White in a May 13 White House ceremony for conspicuous gallantry while serving in Afghanistan’s Nuristan province Nov. 9, 2007, White House officials announced today. White left the Army in July 2011 and now lives in Charlotte, N.C., where he works as […]

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