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Broken Houses

Issue No. 216 ~ May, 2015

The two of them moved here in October, and they'll be moving again before school starts, and we need to find that broken-down house soon because it'll be our last chance.

Me vs You

Issue No. 216 ~ May, 2015

I was also a baby in bar-cafes with linoleum table tops and wooden bars. There were cigarette machines with the cowboy Marlboro Man and abuelitos drinking agua ardiente in their cortados. “You could smoke in cafes then?” Yeah, you still can.

Keep Cool

Issue No. 212 ~ January, 2015

Did you hear about the big fight at the candy store? Yeah, a lollipop got licked.


Issue No. 211 ~ December, 2014

Now, with his mother too weak to leave the basement, Nik, at the brave age of eleven, was gathering the food.

A North Korean Life

Issue No. 211 ~ December, 2014

Her head moves quickly in front of her, bowed in an attempt to distinguish what is earth and what is food.

Last Dance

Issue No. 210 ~ November, 2014

When the fighting began in the city below, the rich escaped our hotel. Private helicopters swooped in, leaving those without power or money to be captured by the rebel forces.

Riding the Rails

Issue No. 207 ~ August, 2014

He walks an extra kilometer in the minus thirty air to use Spadina Station’s Lowther Road entrance and celebrate his fiftieth birthday.