Playground Looks at the Psychological and Physical Carnage of Childhood

A boy around nine and a girl around seven clutch each other on the asphalt. “Don’t worry,” says the elder to the younger, her cheeks striped with tears. They are a modern-day Hansel and Gretel lost in the woods, the trees replaced with strangers, birdsong swapped for chaotic shrieks. Their father does not abandon them, … Read more