Issue 12: Transit - Summer 2007

Features

Readers and contributors relate tales of subway fights and granny attacks on public transport.

Theodric Feng - August 1, 2008
  • Divorce and single motherhood aren't stopping New York cabbie Sayeeda Akhter's dreams of Bangladeshi pop stardom.
  • Survivor winner Yul Kwon and Mr. Hyphen 2006 Robin Sukhadia talk about media, music and being role models.
  • Started as cheap transport for Chinese restaurant workers, discount bus companies have developed loyal ridership, despite safety issues.

Featurettes

But the MADtv star gets laid by white chicks.

Ali Wong - August 1, 2008

Artwell

Laurel Nakadate's video performance art reveals the hidden through chance encounters.

Rebecca Klassen - August 1, 2007

Music

(Beggars Banquet Records)

Christine - August 1, 2007

Food and Agriculture

Hawaiian food is making a big splash on the mainland.

Harry Mok - August 1, 2007

Film

New films by Justin Lin and Michael Kang break new ground, but will Hollywood give them a shot?

Tomio Geron - August 1, 2007
  • From street corners to hidden histories, Steven Okazaki's documentaries tell untold stories.
  • Lillian Chan's short film, Jaime Lo, Small and Shy brings astronaut families down to earth.
  • An Oscar win for her documentary, Blood of Yingzhou District, is nice, but filmmaker Ruby Yang’s larger goal is to help victims of China’s AIDS crisis.

Books

We asked Ted Chiang, two-time Nebula Award winner and author of the collection Stories of Your Life and Others (Orb Books): What are your favorite books of all time?

Neela Banerjee - August 1, 2007

Digital Culture

A flameout by MTV isn't slowing down growth for South Asian publishers and broadcasters in local markets and on the Internet.

Rebecca Ruiz - August 1, 2007

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

Virgin Comics goes East for inspiration, but some claim it's just cashing in on culture.

Ching-In Chen - August 1, 2007

FRONT OF THE BOOK

Cycles of Change promotes environmentalism while giving young people life lessons.

Mahru Elahi - August 1, 2007

Takeout

Stuff to Take Home

Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik - August 1, 2007