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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.


Issue No. 206 ~ July, 2014

I could imagine as I saw the water, the dark strokes of the ocean. The water carried the meaning of the beach.


Issue No. 205 ~ June, 2014

I remember her begging me to help her up, her saying, "I'm sorry. I am. Really. Don't look at me like that."

Inside Out

Issue No. 204 ~ May, 2014

Dad’s dagger collection? Too dangerous. Dad’s digital camera? We need something less complicated.