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Culture & Art

Culture & Art

You Are The Dream That Became A Nightmare

He’s possessive because he cares, I gritted my teeth through it. He shouts at me because he wants me the best I can be, I convinced myself. Around 60 percent of the time you were amazing anyway, what did it matter that you struggled to be perfect the other 40? I could live with that, I told myself. I could live with that.

Except I couldn’t.

A Visit To North Korea, Part 1

Our trip to North Korea was conceived much like all decent impromptu jaunts, off the back of a cheap flight promotion. In truth, a detour had always been on the cards, the aim of the game on this occasion was a visit to one of the world most reclusive nations, North Korea.

Strange Days

I have no recollection of the people I was with or how we met, but I remember that as we entered the room no one bothered to turn on the lights. We felt all the intoxicating rage and beauty of being young at that moment in time. We felt strange.