Fall 2008

• Elliott Woods on a suicide bombing in Iraq and its aftermath • Joshua Casteel on his time as an Army interrogator at Abu Ghraib • Mara Hvistendahl on China’s gender imbalance • Blake Bailey on John Cheever’s childhood • Another installment of “Jordan W. Lint” by Chris Ware • Oscar Villalon on why football is America’s new pastime • Poetry by Ted Kooser and Albert Goldbarth  
Fall 2008

Volume 84, Number 4

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Table of contents

Editor's Desk 

Contributor Profiles

Elliott D. Woods is a contributing editor to VQR. His VQR-sponsored website Assignment Afghanistan received the 2011 Digital National Magazine Award for Multimedia Package.

Brian Turner is the author of a memoir, My Life as a Foreign Country (Norton, 2014), and two collections of poetry, Here, Bullet (Alice James, 2005) and Phantom Noise (Alice James, 2010).

Laura Browder’s most recent book is Her Best Shot: Women and Guns in America (North Carolina, 2006).

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