tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-503347325891241946Tue, 17 Dec 2013 01:55:52 +0000KerplunkOne soldier's journey from Baghdad to Brooklyn/noreply@blogger.com (Matt G)Blogger131125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-503347325891241946.post-2650449186483072145Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:32:00 +00002013-11-13T07:32:20.720-05:00Musings"<a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/10/16/medal-of-honor-awardee-embodies-the-best-of-his-generation.html">Medal of Honor Awardee Embodies the best of his Generation</a>," for <i>The Daily Beast</i><br /><i><br /></i>"<a href="http://www.bostonreview.net/forum/moral-wounds/matt-gallagher-moral-wounds-gallagher">The Moral Responsibility of Volunteer Soldiers: A Response</a>," for <i>Boston Review</i><br /><i><br /></i>"<a href="http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/09/how-to-run-a-successful-writing-workshop-for-veterans/">On Writing Workshops and Veterans</a>," for <i>The&nbsp;New York Times </i>At War<br /><br />"<a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/10/09/the-battle-with-ptsd-after-the-fighting-stops.html">Book Review of David Finkel's <i>Thank You For Your Service</i></a>," for <i>The Daily Beast</i>/2013/11/musings.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Matt G)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-503347325891241946.post-1571815173050451784Thu, 20 Jun 2013 03:52:00 +00002013-06-19T23:52:49.007-04:00Book review of Eleven DaysFor <i>The Daily Beast</i>, a book review of Lea Carpenter's incisive new war novel, <i>Eleven Days.</i><br /><i><br /></i><a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/06/17/a-seal-s-mother-lea-carpenter-s-war-novel-eleven-days.html">Link</a>/2013/06/book-review-of-eleven-days.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Matt G)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-503347325891241946.post-5529366564490891608Wed, 29 May 2013 17:57:00 +00002013-05-29T13:58:54.981-04:00We All Have Questions<span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #333333; font-family: Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; line-height: 17px;">As part of the <i>Stars and Stripes</i>' series "The Great Divide," my latest - "We All Have Questions." (Scroll down to the bottom)&nbsp;</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times, 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #333333; line-height: 17px;"><br /></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #333333; line-height: 17px;"><a href="http://www.stripes.com/what-do-we-need-to-know-about-veterans-1.223351">Link</a></span></span>/2013/05/we-all-have-questions.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Matt G)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-503347325891241946.post-130683895926690267Thu, 02 May 2013 22:54:00 +00002013-05-02T18:54:41.565-04:00This is How You Lose Them: Wake Forest Basketball Fans in RevoltFor <i>With Leather</i><br /><br /><a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2013/05/this-is-how-you-lose-them-wake-forest-basketball-fans-in-revolt">Link</a>/2013/05/this-is-how-you-lose-them-wake-forest.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Matt G)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-503347325891241946.post-7845424197716180945Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:31:00 +00002013-04-30T14:31:22.871-04:00A Night Along the Military-Civilian DivideMy latest, for <i>The Daily Beast</i><br /><i><br /></i><a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/04/30/a-night-along-the-military-civilian-divide-an-iraq-vet-in-new-york.html">Link</a>/2013/04/a-night-along-military-civilian-divide.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Matt G)1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-503347325891241946.post-3956375710736870158Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:12:00 +00002013-03-21T20:12:21.182-04:00A War, Before and AfterIt's been ten years since the American military invaded Iraq. Be sure to read "<a href="http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/tag/iraq-anniversary/">A War, Before and After,</a>" a six-part series published by <i>The</i>&nbsp;<i>New York Times </i>that marks this somber anniversary with personal reflections written by Iraq War veterans.<br /><br />My contribution to the series, "Swamps and Deserts," can be found <a href="http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/18/a-war-before-and-after-part-3/">here</a>./2013/03/a-war-before-and-after.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Matt G)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-503347325891241946.post-225077434319100570Thu, 07 Feb 2013 01:09:00 +00002013-02-06T20:14:16.206-05:00Fire & Forget websiteCheck it out - Da Capo put together a great (and thorough!) website once again.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.fireandforgetbook.com/">http://www.fireandforgetbook.com/</a><br /><br />The book comes out next week. If you haven't already preordered, you are more wrong than a football bat./2013/02/fire-forget-website.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Matt G)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-503347325891241946.post-9063609976445539311Tue, 27 Nov 2012 22:02:00 +00002012-11-27T17:02:52.829-05:00Fire & ForgetOut in February. The preface and video interview with <i>The Daily Beast</i>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/11/26/fire-and-forget-after-homecoming-veterans-collect-stories-of-war.html">here</a>, and the cover below. And feel free to pre-order <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Fire-Forget-Stories-Matt-Gallagher/dp/0306821761/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1354053754&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=fire+and+forget">here</a>, if so inclined. Onward!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fGmovy_FRKQ/ULU4VKyvFhI/AAAAAAAAAN4/Mp_oVtoV96M/s1600/Fire&amp;ForgetFinalCover.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fGmovy_FRKQ/ULU4VKyvFhI/AAAAAAAAAN4/Mp_oVtoV96M/s320/Fire&amp;ForgetFinalCover.jpg" width="213" /></a></div><br />/2012/11/fire-forget.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Matt G)1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-503347325891241946.post-8449916149473261767Fri, 16 Nov 2012 19:48:00 +00002012-11-16T14:48:29.909-05:00Section 60In the Autumn 2012 issue of <i>Collier's Magazine</i> - my short story "Section 60"<br /><br /><a href="http://colliersmagazine.com/article/section-60">"Section 60"&nbsp;</a>/2012/11/section-60.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Matt G)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-503347325891241946.post-9123236117543288299Sun, 02 Sep 2012 04:44:00 +00002012-09-02T00:44:03.803-04:00BattlebornFor <i>The Rumpus</i>&nbsp;- a review of <i>Battleborn</i>, a collection of short stories by Claire Vaye Watkins.<br /><br /><a href="http://therumpus.net/2012/08/battleborn-by-claire-vaye-watkins/">Link</a>/2012/09/battleborn.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Matt G)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-503347325891241946.post-765700365607655506Tue, 21 Aug 2012 16:09:00 +00002012-08-21T12:09:23.932-04:00Underground New York Public LibraryCool shot of el Gallaghers being Boss readers on the Subway platform - many thanks to the Underground New York Public Library for taking the candid shot and sharing it. Be sure to check out the whole site, it's a lot of fun and reassuring in that "Parts of humanity <i>DO </i>still read!" way.<br /><br /><a href="http://undergroundnewyorkpubliclibrary.com/post/29827442401/hes-reading-moby-dick-by-herman-melville">Link</a><br /><br /><br />/2012/08/underground-new-york-public-library.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Matt G)1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-503347325891241946.post-7319713014558401160Fri, 15 Jun 2012 17:51:00 +00002012-06-15T13:51:37.441-04:00Parc Guell"<a href="http://www.glasschord.com/matt-gallagher/parc-guell/">Parc Guell</a>," a piece of flash fiction for <i>Glasschord</i>./2012/06/parc-guell.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Matt G)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-503347325891241946.post-3835593998168575671Wed, 13 Jun 2012 18:21:00 +00002012-06-13T14:21:26.083-04:00Hating the Miami Heat: Still Socially Just and Morally Sound<a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/06/hating-the-miami-heat-still-socially-just-and-morally-sound">For With Leather.</a>/2012/06/hating-miami-heat-still-socially-just.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Matt G)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-503347325891241946.post-2875261755056086336Wed, 06 Jun 2012 21:10:00 +00002012-06-06T17:10:41.044-04:00The NBA's Greatest, Ugliest SeriesA decade later, a look back at the 2002 Sacramento Kings - Los Angeles Lakers Western Conference Finals.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/06/06/the-nba-s-greatest-ugliest-series.html">Link</a>/2012/06/nbas-greatest-ugliest-series.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Matt G)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-503347325891241946.post-3855936159800016368Wed, 30 May 2012 21:17:00 +00002012-05-30T17:17:44.736-04:00May Days<a href="http://www.kennedy-center.org/explorer/videos/?id=M5046&amp;type=A">A reading of my short story "Section 60"</a> at The Kennedy Center on May 29, 2012. Part of the NYU Veterans Writing Workshop performance.<br /><br />"<a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/05/27/billy-lynn-s-long-halftime-walk-by-ben-fountain-the-war-novel-of-our-time.html">Know Your Enemy: A Book Review of <i>Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk</i></a>,"&nbsp;<i>The Daily Beast</i>.<br /><br />"<a href="http://battleland.blogs.time.com/2012/05/09/another-face-of-multiple-deployments/">Another Face of Multiple Deployments</a>," <i>TIME Battleland </i>- about fallen U.S. Army Ranger Sergeant First Class Kristoffer Domeij.<br /><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;"><br /></span></span>/2012/05/may-days.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Matt G)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-503347325891241946.post-740272706718389902Tue, 24 Apr 2012 16:18:00 +00002012-04-24T12:20:29.968-04:00The List: Accounting for the Iraqi Allies America Left Behind<div class="tlTxFe mbm shareUnit aboveUnitContent" style="color: #333333; line-height: 18px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-top: 15px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: inherit;">For <i>The Daily Beast</i>, my latest - <a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/04/24/the-list-accounting-for-the-iraqi-allies-america-left-behind.html">"The List: Accounting for the Iraqi Allies America Left Behind."</a></span><br /><div style="font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"></div></div>/2012/04/list-accounting-for-iraqi-allies.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Matt G)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-503347325891241946.post-3901566582835270971Sat, 31 Mar 2012 02:15:00 +00002012-03-30T22:15:05.783-04:00After the SlaughterWhat's the Afghanistan War going to look like post-Kandahar? For <i>Boston Review</i> - <a href="http://www.bostonreview.net/BR37.2/matt_gallagher_bales_afghanistan.php">"After the Slaughter."</a>/2012/03/after-slaughter.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Matt G)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-503347325891241946.post-1740692572351814743Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:15:00 +00002012-02-28T13:15:20.373-05:00A Ghost on Tobacco Road<a href="http://www.theclassical.org/articles/a-ghost-on-tobacco-road">My latest</a>&nbsp;at The Classical, about the late basketball coach Skip Prosser./2012/02/ghost-on-tobacco-road.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Matt G)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-503347325891241946.post-2541858245234033371Tue, 17 Jan 2012 23:45:00 +00002012-01-17T18:45:57.547-05:00War, Beer and Rock & RollIn <i>The Daily Beast</i>, <a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/01/17/the-operators-by-michael-hastings-review.html">my review of Michael Hastings's new book <i>The Operators.&nbsp;</i></a>/2012/01/war-beer-and-rock-roll.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Matt G)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-503347325891241946.post-6275589528852430108Fri, 23 Dec 2011 19:10:00 +00002011-12-23T14:10:41.618-05:00A Christmas HymnA piece in <i>The New York Times</i> At War section, about the homefront. It's written by the strongest person I've ever known - my mother.<br /><br /><a href="http://nyti.ms/u0RFoR">http://nyti.ms/u0RFoR</a>/2011/12/christmas-hymn.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Matt G)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-503347325891241946.post-8671713522650834703Wed, 21 Dec 2011 05:21:00 +00002011-12-21T00:21:15.812-05:00CNN Newsroom InterviewVideo clip of my interview with CNN's Don Lemon, from 12/17/11, discussing the end of the Iraq War and <i>Kaboom</i>. It was a lot of fun! <u>And</u> he complimented my tie and suit.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=p0y50-CYQkY">http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=p0y50-CYQkY</a>/2011/12/cnn-newsroom-interview.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Matt G)2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-503347325891241946.post-5267598053276061387Thu, 08 Dec 2011 17:54:00 +00002011-12-08T12:54:48.033-05:00War GamesMy latest, at The Rumpus - an essay about the intersection of modern sports and war entitled "War Games."<br /><br /><a href="http://therumpus.net/2011/12/war-games/">http://therumpus.net/2011/12/war-games/</a>/2011/12/war-games.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Matt G)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-503347325891241946.post-4949873786742878976Sat, 22 Oct 2011 21:58:00 +00002011-10-22T17:58:48.238-04:00This Creed of the DesertWrote a piece for the <i>Daily News</i> about the Iraq War coming to an end. Should run in print in Sunday's (10/22) paper. (Original title: "This Creed of the Desert.")<br /><br /><a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/2011/10/22/2011-10-22_troops_to_withdrawal_from_iraq_but_it_doesnt_quell_the_sting_from_battle_that_on.html">http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/2011/10/22/2011-10-22_troops_to_withdrawal_from_iraq_but_it_doesnt_quell_the_sting_from_battle_that_on.html</a>/2011/10/this-creed-of-desert.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Matt G)1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-503347325891241946.post-8026105209700123826Mon, 19 Sep 2011 19:16:00 +00002011-09-19T15:16:42.455-04:00Kaboom in Small Wars JournalCaleb Cage, of the fantastic literary journal <i><a href="http://www.thenevadareview.com/">The Nevada Review</a></i>, just published an essay at <i>Small Wars Journal</i>&nbsp;entitled <a href="http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/journalist-soldiers-blogs-books-and-freedom-on-the-battlefield">"Journalist-Soldiers: Blogs, Books, and Freedom on the Battlefield."</a>&nbsp;It's a thorough, intriguing analysis of the new type of combat memoir that has emerged from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and has a lot of very kind things to say about <i>Kaboom</i>. Check it out when you can./2011/09/kaboom-in-small-wars-journal.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Matt G)3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-503347325891241946.post-7051614979631519875Mon, 12 Sep 2011 12:51:00 +00002011-09-12T08:51:17.788-04:00Down and Out With the American Dream<a href="http://bit.ly/pl7oPw">A review </a>of Colby Buzzell's <i>Lost in America</i>, posted at <i>The Daily Beast</i>./2011/09/down-and-out-with-american-dream.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Matt G)0