Volume 16 Issue 1

The Universal Sadness Issue

Sunny Side Up

Randy Polumbo is a softly spoken American artist who makes the snoozesome world of modern sculpture seem a hoot a minute.
Christopher Harding
1.3.09
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My Obama Hajj

As someone raised on Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, I have to report that the actual invitation to the 2009 presidential inauguration looked a tad underwhelming.
Sam McPheeters
1.2.09
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The Busy Gallows Of Iran

Iran is the only country in the world that continues to execute children. 2008 saw six teenagers get the chair kicked from under them (that's right, hanging is the preferred method).
Pegah
1.2.09
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Jesus Was A Terrorist

Barun Roy is the editor of The Himalayan Beacon, a monthly magazine based in Darjeeling that has a reputation for unswerving journalism and being more clued-up than anyone else.
Bruno Bayley
1.2.09
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Who's Hungry?

On the afternoon of June 12, 1981, a Japanese man named Issei Sagawa walked into the woods in Bois de Boulogne, France, carrying two suitcases.
TOMOKAZU KOSUGA
1.2.09
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Illegal Operations

In 2006, David Matas, a prominent human rights lawyer, released a report claiming that the Chinese government was using imprisoned Falun Gong practitioners as an organ transplant supermarket.
Julian Christie
1.2.09
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Flatliner

It’s 1994 and I’m lying on a cold, hard X-Ray table in the cardiac catheterization room of the Methodist Hospital in Houston.
Anthony Perrico, Md
1.2.09
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The Welsh Suicide Contagion

Bridgend rose to international fame in 2008 when a 17-year-old girl, Natasha Randall, was found hanged shortly after the new year.
Bruno Bayley
1.2.09
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Life In The Jungle

Calais is the closest point in France to the United Kingdom. Besides that distinction, it’s basically sort of a shithole.
Mathieu Berenholc
1.2.09
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Prawns Ahoy!

It’s important that the last woman you see before you board a fishing trawler is reasonably hot.
Conor Creighton, Steve Ryan
1.2.09
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Stuck In Saskatoon

The corner of Avenue C and 20th Street West in the heart of Riversdale, Saskatoon, is in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Canada.
Lindsay Coleman
1.2.09
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The Dusty Ground And The Dying Koalas

Australia’s the driest inhabited country in the world, and many parts have been in a state of perpetual drought since the mid-1990s.
Dave Martin
1.2.09
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