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Writer's Magazine:
February 2015
Travel stories
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A search for a piano in Beijing
Adam DiFrisco

It was my last night in Beijing after being in the city for a month...
Ten Masterpieces in Florence
Emily Mead

Florence is one of the most remarkable cities in the world. One of the most visited cities in Italy. Here are a few must-see works of art and architecture.

Economic Turnaround in Spain
James Skinner

Last year’s macro-economic results have come through and there is no doubt that a positive turnaround has occurred. Unemployment figures have not only been reduced but the number of extra affiliates of the Spanish Social Security has increased to levels dating back to the 1990s.
Rape Culture & Reponses to Adaptation - Phillip Sutcliffe-Mott
Rape culture comes for the most part from conservative ignorance and mass complacency.
Thatcher’s Legacy
Tom Kilcourse

The roots our our discontent

Fred C. Wilson III

The Gambling industry depends solely upon the continued prosperity of other Asian economies

When up is down, Perceptions in Linguistics - Antonio Graceffo
On a map 'up' is something we have all accepted that up is North. There is no reason for that. We just all agreed on it.
Lake Reflections
Tyrel Nelson

I exit the hardware store with new work gloves in hand. I immediately slip them over my numbing fingers. The wind of the gloomy February afternoon picks up as I hustle to my pickup

REVIEWS Film & Books
Martin Green

Steve Carson didn’t look like a horrible boss.  He was a tall, good-looking man in his early fifties, just beginning to show his age despite a rigorous exercise regimen.
Emperor Wolf
Abigail George

In the beginning, there was Emperor Wolf, Genesis, the family Golden. A voice in the first person. I, Tracy Golden crouched with the burden of the holidays and Christmas in my hands.
The Cage
Oswaldo Jimenez

One bite. That’s all she thought she needed to satisfy her hunger. One bite of the funnel cake. No more than that. There was no need for more. A single bit of food would have satiated her starving stomach.
Koffee Kulture
Leigh Pierce

"Welcome to Karma Koffee, home of the $450 dollar coffee, how can I help you?"
Another Place To Die
Another Place To Die: Endtime -
Hawksmoor & North
She lay back down in the water, laughing hysterically. It was all so stupidly ironic. They’d fled the city only to die in the one place in the world where no one could possibly help them. She wondered how long it would take for her to die?
How To Disappear Completely
Mark Robinson
'You have reached the 'How to Disappear Completely' automated helpline; you will shortly hear a list of options; please consider these carefully.'

What Lies in the Dark
What Lies in the Dark

by CM Thompson
Sam Hawksmoor review

A stylish debut crime novel written with supreme confidence as the tension rises with each new horrific murder.
The Magician's Land
by Lev Grossman
Sam North review

Satisfying and spirited conclusion to the Magician's trilogy

Great fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em and little fleas have lesser fleas ...ad infinitum - Augustus de Morgan
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