I'm the Publisher/Executive Editor of MIPJ: Media, Information, International Relations & Humanitarian Affairs, as well as Humanitas Media Publishing. But I also write about international crisis and conflict, media (primarily film and photojournalism), literature, history, and philosophy. I also consult on others' book and media projects, helping them in the initial stages to both focus and to organize their thoughts and inspiration toward a streamlined, original whole.
"Ghosts & Birthdays is Red Shuttleworth’s invocation and – 'levitation with the dead' – a poet’s cultural measure of the human menagerie: heroes, villains, antiheroes, writers, painters, boxers, poets, politicos, cowboy robbers, killers – an incredible range of characters in the large world Red Shuttleworth breathes alive. His poetry is always true to reveal human folly – the absurdities that ... read more
"Red Shuttleworth is one of the finest poets of the American West, past, present, and future. Some of us also know him as one of the finest, imaginative living playwrights writing for a challenged American theatre. In Shuttleworth's daring and galvanizing, dark tragi-comedy, High Plains Fandango, he offers a perceptive and prophetic account of romance, life, and danger on the High Plains of Ne... read more
"The world is so weary and filled with fear; our souls are longing now for enchantment and hope. John Lundin has traveled to the heart of things, emerging with the light that guides our fearful hearts back home." -- Marianne Williamson, Author of A Return to Love"John Lundin has written a book that carries ancient wisdom, wrapped in a vision quest, inside an adventure story." -- Michael Brune,... read more
The Inaugural Edition of the MIPJ, examining the Nexus of Media, Information, International Relations and Humanitarian Affairs. Edited by K.J. Wetherholt and Gary Knight of VII. Subject matter includes the wars and effects in Iraq and Afghanistan, Bosnia, Arab Spring, Mexican drug cartels, War and famine in the Horn of Africa, Feral Cities, the Environment and Human Security, Information and t... read more
Photo Features: NOOR: The Water War by Francesco Zizola; Haiti's Shock by Pep Bonet; Brazil's Range War by Kadir van Lohuizen; Fractured: The Shale Play by Nina Berman; In the Oil Sands: Alberta by Jon Lowenstein / VII: Syrian Refugees by Lynsey Addario; Hurricane Sandy by Ed Kashi (with SDN) / Sean Gallagher / Black Tsunami by James Whitlow Delano / Condemned by Robin Hammond / Lwa Mountain: ... read more
Interview: Camille Seaman - K.J. Wetherholt/MIPJ • The 7.5% Native: Do I still Exist? - Melissa Ulto • Maya Healers: A Thousand Dreams - Fran Antmann/SDN • The Dam Boom - Yuri Kozyrev /NOOR • Colombia: Mochilas - Natasha Johl •The Berberes - Rui Pires/SDN • The Plight of Yazidi Women: An Interview With Johanna Higgs • Ah Dalibandla: The Sangomas of Mthatha - Nathalie Bertrams/SDN • The San: Th... read more
Cover photo by Kadir Van Lohuizen of MIPJ partner NOOR.Partners represented: NOOR, IRIN, Socialdocumentary.net, MediaStorm.Features/Contributors: A Light in the Dark - Sean Mullan • The Definitions and Status of Refugees, IDP’s, and Stateless Communities - Leigh Barrett • Daily Life of Yazidi Refugees - Jodi Hilton / SDN • No Way Out: How Syrians Are Struggling to Find An Exit - Eleonora Vio /... read more
Synopsis: On the Western Front in 1918, during what was to have been the “war to end all wars,” three people meet at an Allied camp near Amiens. One English, one American, and one Irish, they forge a friendship which transcends nationality, surviving the harrowing nature of a war which would devastate an entire generation. What happens during those weeks and in its aftermath will shape not onl... read more
The ghost of Jack Kerouac accompanies Shuttleworth on her way back from her residency at the Jack Kerouac House in Orlando, FL to the scablands of Washington state, meeting friends and interesting characters on the road. The book, featuring artistically rendered images starring a cut-out of Jack Kerouac ("Flat Jack"), is depicted accompanying author Ciara Shuttleworth from her residency at the... read more
Red Shuttleworth eats tumbleweeds for breakfast. He would rope a few calves before noon if it weren’t for a bum shoulder. The West settles down in him like a dog in the grass: the sound of his dialogue, the cadences of his characters, the smartness of their responses to one another. But it’s deeper than that. In Rumors and Borders, there’s a savage wind off the desert, the hiss of snakes in th... read more
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