The year in retrospect.
By Aaron Richner
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
2008 was a year of tumult and turmoil around the world. A massive earthquake shook China. Months later, a figurative earthquake shook the global financial system as the world credit markets ground to a halt. Oil prices climbed to record peaks over the summer and crashed with the global economy as demand vanished. Chaos in Iraq has started to wane, but the Taliban is resurgent in Afghanistan. As we enter 2009, it seems that there are more uncertainties in the world than guarantees.
Now that 2008 rests in the history books, it is safe to look back over the year. Here at InTheFray, we published another 11 great issues, all of which featured the hard work of our volunteers, contributors, and editorial staff. InTheFray would like to extend heartfelt thanks to each and every person who has worked to make our magazine as extraordinary as it is.
In that spirit, ITF's editors would like to highlight a few of the best stories from 2008:
IDENTIFY: Where the moon is a hole in the sky by Jane Varley
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: Buenos Aires by Suan Pineda
INTERACT: Muslim/Mormon by Farnad Darnell
COMMENTARY: The black church arrives on America's doorstep by Mark Winston Griffith
ACTIVIST'S CORNER: Sex in Pakistan by Sarah Marian Seltzer
OFF THE SHELF: You really can't go home again by Amy Brozio-Andrews
IMAGINE: The jaunt by Ashish Mehta
IMAGE: Afghanistan by Stephanie Yao
Help keep us publishing by visiting inthefray.org/donate and giving what you can. Thanks, and keep reading in 2009!
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