Wednesday, August 03, 2005

The Murder of Steven Vincent

NEW YORK (Reuters) -
Free-lance journalist Steven Vincent, who was killed in
Iraq this week, was an art critic inspired to write about war after watching from the roof of his New York apartment as the World Trade Center towers fell.

Author of a well-reviewed book on Iraq called "In the Red Zone," Vincent documented his regular trips to Iraq on an Internet blog that touched on everything from Islamic feminism to arts and shopping in supermarkets in Basra.

Vincent was found shot dead in Basra on Tuesday. His Iraqi translator was also shot and injured.
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