Issue Two

Editor’s Note

Dear reader, Earlier this summer, I went on a road trip to see some of the Western national parks for the first time. The day I drove through Death Valley National Park, temperatures reached 122 degrees. I stopped for water at the park’s visitor center, in a town aptly named Furnace Creek. Inside, I overheard …

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I Don’t Think There is Anything Near or Far that Could Ever Fix This: a Photo Essay by Joumana Altallal

The photographs in this essay were taken by Joumana Altallal in the cities of Najaf and Baghdad between December 2019 and January 2020. This was her first trip back to Iraq since fleeing as a toddler with her family in 1998. Buried in the family vault, in chronological order of death: Kamila, Jassem, Adib, Raouf, …

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In Which I Try to Save the World from Total Destruction Through the Power of Art by Emily Mitchell

The man in the apartment next to mine has come here from another planet to destroy civilization. His mission is to go to that facility in Arizona where the government keeps all the really deadly viruses and steal some to release at different points around the globe. Thanks to our modern, international transportation system, they …

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Afterimage: Artwork by Koss

These monochromatic pieces are all acrylic paintings on panel, fairly diminutive (all under 12 inches tall). I first became interested in air-brushing when I was spray-painting some sculptural objects and felt moved by the afterimage on the newspaper, the way the atomized particles suggested a thing that once was and a reference to time passing. …

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