General | ALTERNATIVE LUXURIES Dec 7, 2000

Traditions found anew

by Andy Couturier

"It's only recently that the great mass of Indians have begun to feel that rising in the world and becoming rich was a good thing, a valuable thing," says Asha Amemiya. Textile artist Asha Amemiya "Before that they had a different value system. In their thousands ...

General | ALTERNATIVE LUXURIES Jun 1, 2000

Our planet, our teacher

by Andy Couturier

In conversation with writer Masanori Oe, one hears the word "discovery" quite often. It's no wonder. Since the days of his translation of the Tibetan Book of the Dead into Japanese and his film documentaries on the psychedelic movement in New York City in ...