Sacred Cow and the Vespa Man

I confess: I had been in India for three weeks and I had yet to see a cow. I was worried, where had all the cows gone? I had this image of sacred cows stopping traffic in India’s congested cities. It had been a long day in the sweltering heat of Bombay (I don’t like the new name Mumbai). We were jammed in a rickshaw going back to the hotel, our faces were black with pollution and our shirts well glued to the skin. I heard some commotion to my left and I turned to see a man on a Vespa racing a cow down the street. The man was screaming out of his lungs trying to overtake the cow. But the animal wouldn’t have it and kept galloping faster (do cows gallop?), it took a sudden sharp right turn, cut the Vespa man off, almost hit the front of our rickshaw, lost traction on its rear legs, spun like a rally car and disappeared onto a side street.
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Lance Cain / Fuck You Regal!!!

Lance Cain is a film director, producer and a Primetime Emmy award-winning editor. His most recent film “A Few Days After” debuted last year at the Ghost Shadows art exhibition at Dada Post Gallery in Berlin. He received his first Emmy nomination and won Best Editing for the documentary film “Paul McCartney in Red Square”. In 2008 Cain’s photo exhibit “The Corner Of Harlemstraat and St Germaine” opened at the Soho Creative Gallery in New York City. The show was a collection of photos of Parisian cafés and Amsterdam’s coffeeshops. He continues working as a creative director with an array of companies that included; Stellarhead Productions, TAG Creative, The Sundance Channel and MH-3 Productions. He is also an adjunct professor and thesis advisor at his alma mata, The School of Visual Arts in New York City.

The Dime Store Casanova /It’s the Person you like the Least, who Stares Back at you the Most

Joe Sonnenblick is an actor and writer, has studied under the tutelage of New York’s dope fiends, pushers, vagrants and women. Thanks to coffee and pot.

Billy Roids/It’s the Person you like the Least, who Stares Back at you the Most

Queens native from Corona, now residing in Brooklyn. Architecture school drop out, nature lover, music nerd, addicted to toys, ancient aliens, and the list goes on…Billy Roids is a persona in response the chaos and carnality of the city that we live in. Illustrator, sculptor, painter, whatever it is at the moment of inspiration, I create. Currently working on freelance design projects, and a toy brand as well. For more info head to

Maria and Mayank Jain/A Garden in Three Words

A couple of seekers, who enjoy Helsinki after three years in NYC. Founders of, a webstore where Indian craft tradition meets contemporary design in the spirit of fairness & sustainability.

 Rekstizzy/Into the Wild!

 Rekstizzy is a rapper born and raised in NY. His sound can best be described as raw, and at times, ribbed for pleasure. His debut album “Fake It Till You Naked” is out now!

 Tara Weir/Biking the Roof of the World

 Tara was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, and currently lives in Prince George, British Columbia. She works in forestry to help finance her cycling trips around the world. After Tibet, she cycled solo from Southern China to Bangkok, Thailand. Before that she backpacked solo through South America. Next, she will be reuniting with Danish buddies Marianne and Heidi to cycle the Carretera Austral in Patagonia.

 Vico LaCava / Ashes to Ashes, Dirtbag for Life

 Vico does things for the story. This was good that one time, when she walked the red carpet in sparkly stilettos with her ten closest friends to the premier of her first feature film. It was not so good that other time, when she walked alone down the concrete corridor of cell block three in a dirty pea coat and dripping mascara.

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