Issue No. 03 | Rashomon

Theories of Relativity

We live in a world where up is down and down is up, where fact can be fiction—or the other way around. Our September issue, which takes its name from the 1950 Akira Kurosawa film, explores the concept of truth—personal truth, scientific truth, collective truth—and the way multiple perspectives can quickly become multiple interpretations, with sometimes devastating effect. Inside you’ll find stories on the subjective experiences of everything from a terrorist attack to childhood, power, puberty, and the beginning of human history itself. Sometimes what we see isn’t necessarily what we get.

ILLUSTRATION BY GEOFF McFETRIDGE