The following are the best pieces published in In The Fray this year, as chosen by the editors:

Commentary: Unearthing Another War, by Michael Long

News: The White Death, Revived, by Octavio Raygoza

Photo Essay: Photographer without Borders, by Jo Magpie and Onnik Krikorian

Culture: The Gateway Author: A Conversation with Novelist Sherman Alexie, by Susan M. Lee

If you like original stories like these—stories that further our understanding of other people and encourage empathy and compassion—please make a tax-deductible donation to our nonprofit magazine before the end of the year.

From all of us at In The Fray, best wishes for the new year.

Victor Tan Chen is In The Fray‘s editor in chief and the author of Cut Loose: Jobless and Hopeless in an Unfair Economy. Site: victortanchen.com | Facebook | Twitter: @victortanchen

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