@tlas | summer 96
@tlas || photography | editorial | cyberbilly | paradise PHOTOGRAPHY Ed Kashi on the Crimea, Russia's vacation paradise. Olivier Laude reflects on illegal immigration on the US-Mexican border in "Patrolling Despair," focusing on the migrants themselves and the hurdles they face. Lori Grinker shows "Sounds of Light and Hope," about a Cairo music school for blind girls. coming this fall : more celebrated @tlas photographers report in from far-flung corners of the globe. Alexandra Avakian on the Middle East. We'll have more details as soon as Alexandra returns from Mexico. Catherine Karnow offers an intimate look at an Albanian family's struggles during the aftermath of one of the world's worst dictatorships. EDITORIAL Julie Winokur homes in on Hindu pop iconology and its meanings with Technicolor Gods. coming this fall : Kendall Karam comments on a gallery of Jehovah's Witnesses imagery and relates her own foray into the Kingdom in the first of a series titled "Faith." Todd Krieger crosses the fact/fiction barrier in "Simply Occidental." Cyberbilly CYBERBILLY Amy Franceschini introduces us to the art of grunge with Scenic Interiors. It's interior design as devised by a bunch of filthy slackers with nascent socialist agendas. Methodology and theory. Humm, humm....... gruel is good food! Terbo Ted raves about his stay at a Japanese love hotel in His Sun Also Rises. The Post Tool Play Page, with your host Tom Bland : enjoy games, drawing programs, music and more! coming this fall : Mike Bartalos, Olivier Laude and Raoul Ollman collaborate on "Chicken Fighter," a short movie about a kung fu master who battles -- you guessed it. The clip features an Indian movie sound track and Spanish subtitles, and a video version is planned. PARADISE ONLINE Tim Carroll curates A Is for Alien Abduction, an alliterative alphabetical art show. 26 letters; 26 illustrators; 26 whacked-out tongue-twisters. Ken Coupland debuts Vaitarni River (The River of Low Returns), the first online serial comic novel. In this stirring saga, published in weekly installments, demonic hit men unleashed by a vengeful Hindu god pursue a hapless Hollywood screenwriter from Brentwood to Bombay. A Karma Komix exclusive. John Hersey contributes Resident Alien, an animated short about extraterrestrial cuisine. Bob Aufuldish presents fontBoy, an interactive font catalog. Henrik Dresher reports from New Zealand with Exhumation / Inhalation, an animated commentary on Balinese cremation rituals. G R A N D O P E N I N G ! ! ! SILK ROAD With our latest edition of @tlas, we'll be advertising products we feel are undeservedly underrepresented here in the West. Laxmi Dhoop from Bangalore is our favorite incense. "One Stick Lasts a Long Time." Cycle Brand incense provides the perfect aroma for lovemaking DazhongJiu cigarettes from the Kunming Cigarette Factory in Yunnan, China are light and refreshing, and guaranteed to satisfy that craving, especially when you are trying to quit. {HUNH?} For further developments . . . please stay tuned! @ and from previous issues : PHOTOGRAPHY matt black | catherine karnow | ed kashi | karen kasmauski olivier laude | george steinmetz | mike yamashita ILLUSTRATION Michael Bartalos | Tim Carroll | Thorina Rose Chinese Pop Posters MULTIMEDIA Cyberbilly : Terbo Ted | GraviTech | Post Tool Design DESIGN Amy Franceschini | Post Tool Design MISCELLANY namedroppings Please write us at atlas@atlasmagazine.com if you have technical problems or rave praise. The @tlas experience will be super-enhanced if you download Netscape 3.0, the Shockwave & RealAudio plug-ins, and (if you're a Mac surfer) StuffIt Expander. CREDITS Editor and Creative Director: Olivier Laude Site Designer and Webmaster: Michael Macrone Design by Amy Franceschini and David Karam Copy supervision by Ken Coupland @