War & Peace: Lisbon, Portugal

War & Peace: Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal Phillip Wenturine Vietnam An old woman perches atop a fifth-storey window. Her elbows rest on the wooden frame, once painted—now chipping, the remnants of burgundy flaking off more and more each day. Her hands reach for dried laundry that flutters on...
War & Peace: São Paulo, Brazil

War & Peace: São Paulo, Brazil

São Paulo, Brazil MW de Jesus Brazil The Name Waldemar Adelino da Silva was one of nearly 26,000 Brazilian soldiers, called expedicionários, who fought under the command of US forces in northern Italy during World War II. Brazilian soldiers arrived in Italy in 1944...
War & Peace: Cupertino, California

War & Peace: Cupertino, California

Cupertino, California Devi Laskar USA Homestead Road was not entirely unfamiliar to me when I first moved to the neighbourhood where it begins, at the cusp of two Silicon Valley towns: Sunnyvale and Cupertino. The two-lane road snakes past a few older side streets, a...
Lost: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Lost: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina Angela Lang USA When I stepped off the plane in Buenos Aires, I smelt burnt tires, smog and a dash of sea salt. The immigration agent saw my American passport and asked about the political situation in the United States. I gave him my defeated...
Lost: Parks Highway, Denali National Park, Alaska

Lost: Parks Highway, Denali National Park, Alaska

Parks Highway, Denali National Park, Alaska Erica Watson USA Once, I wrote an imaginary break-up note in part to my partner, but more to the place we live: “It’s not you, dear, it’s the highway: its infuriating linearity.” I imagined the road as a cage. Its singular...