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Sebastian Junger

The Value Of Finding Your Tribe

Nika Kabiri | Posted 08.01.2016 | Divorce
Nika Kabiri

Our modern society is more likely to isolate than connect us. Not that true connection isn't possible. But for many of us -- and especially for some of us post-divorce -- it's pretty hard. And it didn't always used to be this way.

Veterans Befuddle Trump

Hal Donahue | Posted 06.05.2016 | Politics
Hal Donahue

Military and their families are different. Last month, I attended an American Veterans Committee event with the World Veterans Federation. Full disclo...

Another War Photographer's Death Is a Reminder of the Importance of First Aid Training for Journalists

Lily Hindy | Posted 06.17.2016 | Media
Lily Hindy

In the summer of 2011, just a few months after photojournalist Tim Hetherington was killed in Libya, Sebastian Junger hired me to help him start a nonprofit medical training program for independent journalists working in war zones.

Veterans: Serving and Healing in Community

Lily Casura | Posted 05.12.2016 | Impact
Lily Casura

Over the past year, I haven't been able to shake the importance of that word "community" in thinking about veterans, whether it's the bond they have with one another or what sort of impact they can have on society at large.

Veteran Correspondents Urge Early-Career Journalists to Look Beyond Conflict

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 04.26.2015 | Media
The GroundTruth Project

At the annual gathering of the Overseas Press Club Foundation on Friday where 15 top, young journalists were awarded a series of internships and fellowships in international reporting, OPC Foundation President Bill Holstein said Junger was chosen as the keynote speaker because he was "the perfect choice for these troubled times."

O'Reilly, Williams and Real War Correspondents

Jon Soltz | Posted 04.25.2015 | Media
Jon Soltz

So many war correspondents are similar to the many men and women in uniform, who work hard, do their jobs, and even perform acts of heroism, that you'll never hear about, and who never go around bragging, seeking recognition. Then, we have Bill O'Reilly.

One Crucial Factor We May Be Overlooking In How We Help Vets

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact

Sebastian Junger says many military members actually miss war when they return home, but what they miss most is the "opposite" of battle. The Ameri...

Back from the Valley: Sebastian Junger on Korengal

Dan Lybarger | Posted 08.04.2014 | Arts
Dan Lybarger

Sebastian Junger has managed to find intriguing angles on the deployment and on the longest military commitment in U.S. history in Korengal, which opened on Friday. The new film offers some sober reflection to the visceral jolt that came with Restrepo.

Rachel Boynton Tackles Big Men - and Big Oil

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.18.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The illuminating documentary Big Men tells a variation of the oil story in Africa. Nigeria was an example of fifty years of oil discovery, with busted...

Failing the Voight-Kampff

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

Killing by remote is antithetical to the stakes we want to set. It is antithetical to our beliefs about ourselves. And this isn't just a matter of empathy. It is a matter of policy.

Republican Shutdown: Believing Your Own Propaganda

Hal Donahue | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Hal Donahue

House Republicans should immediately vote a clean continuing resolution and raise the debt ceiling. Then Congress must get on with addressing the country's real needs which are far more than Obamacare.

News Agencies Need Freelancers More Than Ever - They Should Treat Them Like The Professionals They Are

Lily Hindy | Posted 08.10.2013 | Media
Lily Hindy

The recent news that the Chicago Sun-Times had laid off its entire photography staff was a major blow to professional photographers everywhere, but it...

Casualties of War

Doug Bradley | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact
Doug Bradley

That sure is an awful lot of sacrifice, and an inordinate amount of pain -- times 1,244 -- for me and my Wisconsin neighbors to endure. But the photo collection is one small step we can take to help ensure that the Wisconsinites who sacrificed their lives in Vietnam will never be forgotten.

Which Way Is The Front Line From Here

Molly Rowan Leach | Posted 06.23.2013 | Arts
Molly Rowan Leach

Approaching the two-year anniversary of Tim's tragic death in Misrata covering the risings of the Arab Spring, Sebastian Junger, his close friend and co-director of their Oscar-nominated Restrepo has created an extraordinary documentary of his friend's life.

Tim Hetherton's Complex Legacy Preserved In New Film

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.01.2013 | Arts

In 2010 Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington premiered their visceral war film, "Restrepo," at the Sundance Film Festival, winning the Grand Jury Pri...

Famed War Correspondent: Journalists More At Risk Today Than Ever

Posted 12.11.2012 | Media

Sebastian Junger, author of 'War' and director of the documentary Restrepo joined HuffPost Live Tuesday to discuss his Reporters Instructed In Saving ...

'Tim Hetherington' Exposes The Horrors of War

Posted 03.23.2012 | Arts

Tim Hetherington was an individual blessed with finding precisely what he was born to do. As a photojournalist, Hetherington followed the atrocities o...

Michael Calderone

Journalists In War Zones To Get Medical Training | Michael Calderone | Posted 03.20.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Tim Hetherington didn't have to die in Libya. It's that belief that has led Sebastian Junger, a close friend and colleague of the awar...

Where Are Women's Voices Against War?

Michele Willens | Posted 03.19.2012 | Women
Michele Willens

Why aren't women, in particular, more vocal about ending warfare?

In Memorium: Tim Hetherington

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.05.2013 | Arts
Kisa Lala

By Kiša Lala Tim Hetherington, ©Tim A Hetherington Photo-journalist Tim Hetherington was killed by a rocket propelled grenade on April 20th...

Tim Hetherington in His Own Words. R.I.P.

Terry Keefe | Posted 06.20.2011 | Media
Terry Keefe

Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger created what I believe to be one of the best films about war ever made, fiction or non.

Remembering Tim Hetherington

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.20.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

When I interviewed him, photographer and filmmaker Tim Hetherington struck me as a man who cared so deeply for the subjects he met in the trenches. He was killed today in Libya.

Docu-Drama: Surprises and Snubs for the Best Documentary Oscar

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

It's a good time to dust off your queue and take a look at some of the best documentaries of 2010 while we can still remember them.

From the Korengal Valley to the Kodak Theatre: The Long Journey of Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington's Oscar-nominated Restrepo

Terry Keefe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Terry Keefe

When the filmmakers shot Restrepo, ideas of attending the Oscars with the film as a nominee in the Best Feature Documentary category were likely quickly replaced by thoughts of survival.

Oscar Nominee Sebastian Junger Speaks About His Year in Deadliest Place on Earth

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

Junger's film, Restrepo, is an eye-opening look at the war for viewers who know Afghanistan only from two-minute clips on cable, followed by hours of political analysis.