Items by Charles Bowden

Charles Bowden on The War Next Door
Charles Bowden on The War Next Door
On the U.S.-Mexico border, the corrupt and futile War on Drugs takes a violent toll on the poorest people.
The importance of being nowhere
The writer muses about his good fortune in falling in love with an Arizona landscape that nobody else seems to have noticed.
Forget the theories, and instead look at people's faces
An excerpt from Charles Bowden's book, "Juarez: The Laboratory of Our Future," argues that the terrible poverty, crime and injustice in the border city of Juarez is a vision we cannot ignore.
The Southwest's writers are terrified liars
A writer argues that Southwestern writers refuse to tell the truth about the contemporary West.
A life to fry for: hot on the trail of bighorn
Charles Bowden tracks wild sheep in the desert heat. Excerpted from Gary Paul Nabhan's anthology, Counting Sheep.