review: “afghanistan”

part one: a description Set to looped sitar music and punctuated by first-person narration, interviews with Afghani citizens, and sound bites from President Obama, Denise looks (here and here, too) at the repercussions of a withdrawal of foreign combat troops in Afghanistan. She speaks to Sayid and Ahmadullah, who equally fear a “return of the … Continue reading

Review: “The Land of Guns and Roses”

part one: description Framed (neatly) around passages from Don DeLillo’s short story “Baader Meinhof,” Denise tells us about an integral moment in her character’s life: “The stock futures, higher before her coffee break, had taken a sudden and sickening dive by the time she returned. Someone was sad, someone was very, very sad. Her coworker … Continue reading