By Joel Campbell I breathed a little more easy as the plane glided down to the runway. The trip had been scenic. The Alps, islands and coast of Italy provoked thoughts I had collected from history books. As the tires touched down Frank Sinatra cued up in my head. Years of Italian tropes from Olive Garden to the Godfather allegedly prepared me for this segment of our trip. The illusions quickly evaporated from my mind in a blistering heat wave. Togas made more sense. We hailed a cab to take us to our hostel. The rush of cold air was a welcome relief. I hadRead More →

Issue 2’s Editor’s Note Illustration by Miguel León | Written by Joel Campbell The sky beneath the aluminum carriage was illuminated by amber, sapphire and emerald explosions as it passed over Washington D.C. The sunrise would mark America’s Independence Day. For the first time, I wouldn’t be on American soil to see it. I woke up over Ireland according to the in-flight tracker. A glance out of the window only revealed a soft blue stratosphere. I readied my passport as the nose dipped. The hues of green and shades of brown were calming. Even the noiseless traffic seemed relaxing. Nothing from my aerial perspective denotedRead More →