Michael Luongo is a freelance journalist and photographer and a New York University adjunct professor teaching travel writing. He often writes on tourism rebuilding within war zones, having reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, Gaza and other conflict regions. His website is www.michaelluongo.com

IF WE TOOK A HOLIDAY

To celebrate 60 years since she was born in Bay City, Michigan, take a tour of Madonna’s home state milestones and influences.

DIFFERENCE

Whether Omar Mateen was gay or had any kind of sexual feelings for other men, same-sex attraction in Afghanistan, where his family was from, is shrouded in its own mystery.

Truth Seeking

This weekend Argentina remembered one of the worst massacres of Jews since World War II, and the mysterious death of the special prosecutor just as he was about to accuse the country’s leadership of a cover-up.

War Games

A museum in Buenos Aires has opened, remembering the Falklands War. Unsurprisingly, it is an exercise in political propaganda, with Argentina’s desire to reclaim the British territory at its heart.