Issue 12: Transit - Summer 2007
Readers and contributors relate tales of subway fights and granny attacks on public transport.
Started as cheap transport for Chinese restaurant workers, discount bus companies have developed loyal ridership, despite safety issues.
Survivor winner Yul Kwon and Mr. Hyphen 2006 Robin Sukhadia talk about media, music and being role models.
Divorce and single motherhood aren't stopping New York cabbie Sayeeda Akhter's dreams of Bangladeshi pop stardom.
But the MADtv star gets laid by white chicks.
Laurel Nakadate's video performance art reveals the hidden through chance encounters.
New York-based duo spans genres and continents.
“...i scream bars for the children...” (self-released)
(Beggars Banquet Records)
Food and Agriculture
New films by Justin Lin and Michael Kang break new ground, but will Hollywood give them a shot?
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.
Lillian Chan's short film, Jaime Lo, Small and Shy brings astronaut families down to earth.
From street corners to hidden histories, Steven Okazaki's documentaries tell untold stories.
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?
The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor
A flameout by MTV isn't slowing down growth for South Asian publishers and broadcasters in local markets and on the Internet.
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
Virgin Comics goes East for inspiration, but some claim it's just cashing in on culture.
FRONT OF THE BOOK
Cycles of Change promotes environmentalism while giving young people life lessons.