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Issue 39 AWAY
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The Conversationalists Interview by Ben Siegel BaBa Eng spent 36 years in maximum security prison. He emerged an evolved man, who now advocates prisoners’ rights.
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22 Documenting Justice Case study by Margaret Finan The Babel Project gives New York City youth the tools to help tell their own story with nonﬁction ﬁlm. 24 Rock, Paper, Scissors Essay by Shasti O’Leary Soudant The universal truths are right in our hands. 28 You Can Never Go Home Again By Dana McKnight Photo by Steve Soroka Revisiting the treasures of youth, and accepting the blemishes of adulthood. 36 Away Photo essay by Block Club Now departing.
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44 The Daily Miracle By Eric DuVall Photos by Candace Camuglia The last editor of The Tonawanda News reﬂects on 134 years of chicken dinners, industry and groundbreaking news. 56 KarmaSeed Short ﬁction by Margaret Finan In which Guru Carl tells us to relax. 61
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In loving memory of Cortney Morrison-Taylor.
ABOUT BLOCK CLUB Block Club is a branding and strategy agency founded in 2007 in Buﬀalo, NY. We work to build and strengthen brands for forward-thinking businesses and organizations. In Block Club magazine, we tell stories about a better Rust Belt. BCM 39 13
The latest issue looks at departures, exits, distance and transition.