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Hollywood Bomb: The Unmaking of 'The Most Important Movie Ever Made'

Greg Mitchell | Posted 06.30.2013 | Entertainment
Greg Mitchell

My fascination with the making and unmaking of the MGM film took me to the Truman Library, where I was the first to consult key documents.

Jon Stewart's Restricted Data

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.21.2013 | Technology
Joe Cirincione

You may not know Alex Wellerstein's work, but Jon Stewart does. In a recent Daily Show bit, "World War III Update," Jon Stewart showed a news clip describing what a hypothetical North Korean nuclear blast would do.

PHOTOS: Unique Photos Of A-Bomb Survivors

Posted 03.11.2013 | World

North Korea accused the U.S. on Thursday of trying to start a nuclear war and threatened to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against America. Altho...

Can Photos From Gaza Help Blaze the Path to Peace?

Linda Milazzo | Posted 01.28.2013 | Media
Linda Milazzo

One can't emphasize enough the unique ability media has to influence public opinion.

AFI Review: The Personal War of Ginger and Rosa

Brian Formo | Posted 01.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Brian Formo

Writer/director Sally Potter has switched the shift typical of films set in the 1960s from personal and sexual enlightenment to stone-still disillusionment in Ginger and Rosa, which begins with the mushroom cloud of Hiroshima.

Drop the "Bomb Park"

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

A bipartisan coalition in Congress, at my urging, recently defeated legislation that would authorize up to $21,000,000 of taxpayers' money to build a series of parks in honor of the Manhattan Project, the project that resulted in the development of the atomic bomb.

Interview With Jonathan Fetter-Vorm, Author of Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb

Teddy Wayne | Posted 10.10.2012 | Books
Teddy Wayne

In his debut book Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb, author and illustrator Jonathan Fetter-Vorm tackles the immense history of the Manhattan Project, the top-secret government effort to build an atomic bomb.

Nagasaki Marks A-Bomb Anniversary

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 08.09.2012 | World

TOKYO -- Japanese officials pledged to seek a society less reliant on nuclear energy as the country marked the 67th anniversary of the atomic bombing ...

Nuclear Righteousness

Robert Koehler | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Sixty-seven years ago, the United States ended World War II -- and launched a new era of human existence -- by dropping atomic bombs, Little Boy and Fat Man, on the cities, killing some 220,000 people.

Japan's Reassuring Nuclear History

Gregory Kulacki | Posted 10.06.2012 | World
Gregory Kulacki

Increased Japanese transparency about its nuclear history and the public discussion it has triggered should not be a cause for alarm. They are welcome developments that are likely to solidify Japan's long-standing and well-considered opposition to developing nuclear weapons.

Hiroshima Marks Atomic Bomb Attack Anniversary

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 10.06.2012 | World

TOKYO -- Japan marked the 67th anniversary of the world's first atomic bomb attack with a ceremony Monday that was attended by a grandson of Harry Tru...

On the 67th Anniversary: The Great Hiroshima Film Cover-up

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

The suppression of the U.S. Army film was part of a broad effort to suppress a wide range of material related to the atomic bombings, including photographs, reports on radiation effects, information about the decision to drop the bomb, even a Hollywood movie.

Truman Grandson Visits Hiroshima Memorial

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 10.04.2012 | World

TOKYO — A grandson of ex-U.S. President Harry Truman, who ordered the atomic bombings of Japan during World War II, is in Hiroshima to attend a ...

Divers Embrace The Nuclear History Of Bikini Atoll

James M. Clash | Posted 07.12.2012 | Travel
James M. Clash

Far off in the Pacific Ocean, 200 feet below the surface, sit a dozen radioactive warships.

PHOTOS: Two Weeks In Japan

Daniela Perdomo | Posted 05.11.2012 | Travel
Daniela Perdomo

The country is an incredibly beautiful, inspiring place. I was struck by the kindness and patience I was greeted with everywhere I went, despite my inability to speak the language and also with the resilience of the Japanese people in light of all the disasters they have faced in recent years.

Harry Truman's Lies and Fukushima

Rahna Reiko Rizzuto | Posted 05.09.2012 | World
Rahna Reiko Rizzuto

No matter how many new reports there will be on this anniversary, the facts remain the same. Nuclear power is far dirtier and far deadlier than anything man has ever created.

How the Movies Saved My Life

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.17.2012 | Home
Tom Engelhardt

I now write about our American wars without ever having visited a war zone. There, in the '50s and early '60s, I advanced with the marines and the Russians, bombed Tokyo but also experienced (however briefly) Hiroshima after it was atomized.

The Theology of Armageddon

Robert Koehler | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The woo-woo nuttiness of it all defies the imagination, beginning with the idea of a course in "Nuclear Ethics and Nuclear Warfare" at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Nuclear ethics?

Press Censorship: Famous War Reporter's Historic Scoop Spiked -- for 60 Years

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.31.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

One of the great mysteries of the nuclear age was solved just six years ago: What was in the censored, and then lost to the ages, newspaper articles filed by the first reporter to reach Nagasaki following the atomic attack on that city on August 9, 1945.

Baseball at Ground Zero: Ghosts in the Outfield at Killing Field

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.29.2011 | Sports
Greg Mitchell

To welcome its first pro team, Hiroshima erected the stadium in the early 1950s. The mayor hoped baseball would "revitalize the spirit of Hiroshima," and make citizens forget what had happened. Yet he built the stadium 300 yards from the epicenter of the atomic explosion.

Nuclear Disaster: Japan to Declare Wide Area Around Fukushima 'Uninhabitable'

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.22.2011 | World
Greg Mitchell

Of course, the Fukushima disaster forced me to relive my own experiences in visiting the atomic cities, and my research into the American "cover-up" since. I was hardly alone.

Under a Mound in Hiroshima: A City of Ashes the Size of Santa Fe

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.19.2011 | World
Greg Mitchell

In the northwestern corner of the Hiroshima Peace Park, amid a quiet grove of trees, the earth suddenly swells. It is not much of a mound -- only abou...

Writers and The Bomb: Novel Takes on the Nuclear Age

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.16.2011 | Books
Greg Mitchell

If the great Hiroshima novel remains unwritten, a number of major poets have written brilliantly on nuclear concerns, and they have invoked Hiroshima far more often than the novelists.

Twice Cursed: The Man who Survived the A-Bomb in Hiroshima -- and in Nagasaki

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.14.2011 | World
Greg Mitchell

"I felt so dishonored that I had to experience the atomic bomb twice. It's nothing to be boastful about. I could not talk to anyone about it because almost no one else met the bomb twice. So there was no one who could sympathize with me."

5 Photos That Must Never Be Repeated: He Took the Only Pictures in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.12.2011 | World
Greg Mitchell

On August 6, 1945, Yoshito Matsushige wandered around Hiroshima for ten hours, carrying one of the few cameras that survived the atomic bombing and two rolls of film with twenty-four possible exposures.