Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.
Tina Fey goes to war in Afghanistan. Well not really; but she does in “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” which screened in Washington, DC at The US Navy Memorial’s Burke Theater co-hosted by The Motion Picture Association of America and Paramount Pictures.
Kim Barker, author of the book by the same name, sat down with Hollywood on the Potomac at a party in her honor at the home of Juleanna Glover and Christopher Reiter. About the book: “For almost five years, Kim Barker was the South Asia bureau chief for the Chicago Tribune, directing coverage of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India. She covered natural disasters like the tsunami in Asia and the earthquake in Kashmir. She tracked manmade disasters — the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the corruption in Afghanistan, the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Through all of it, she tried to keep her sense of humor. After the Tribune decided to cut back on foreign coverage, Barker quit in April 2009 to write “The Taliban Shuffle” and become the Edward R. Murrow fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. She freelanced for Foreign Affairs, The Daily Beast, Reader’s Digest and The Atlantic. Barker, who previously worked at The Seattle Times and the Spokane Spokesman-Review, is now a general-assignment reporter at ProPublica working on enterprise and investigative stories.” Amazon