Wednesday, 8 Feb 2023
Issue: Early Summer 2015: The Language Issue

Broken Tongue

by Eleanor Flessner

The Punjabi kids on floor four give you the same story over and over while you smile and nod and try not to wonder what led their parents to sell their sons to a child trafficker.

Listening to the Los Angeles River

by T .S. McMillin

The river speaks different languages as one moves upstream, from its mouth in Long Beach, through the various confluences of the midsection, to its emergence in San Fernando Valley.

Finding Translations

by Laura Li

Somehow, for five months, I had managed to keep my passport from getting lost or stolen. But the first time I go out in the States, I lose my ID.