Last night on Facebook, I saw in my newsfeed that several journalism school friends were attending a virtual event at 9 p.m. EST -- a #jtoast in honor of photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros -- who died earlier in the week in a terrible firefight in Libya. I snagged a glass of red wine, then clicked "attend" and over to the event wall....more
Shi Pei Pu died July 2, 2009. If you boil the story down to the essentials this is a story about a man who pretended to be a woman who fooled another man into loving him. He was the real life person that inspired the play and the movie "M Butterfly." Ethnographically speaking, it is a journey into many lands where I am an outsider trying to understand.
If you're wondering about the news from Kabul and beyond but can't bear to look at CNN for one more second, you might consider bookmarking Frida's Notebook, a chronicle of an anonymous woman blogger living in Afghanistan.