Elizabeth Rush has collaborated with contemporary artists throughout South Asia for the better half of the last decade. Hanoi won her heart for a number of years. Something about Pho Cuon on Truc Bach lake, motorcycle rides into the highlands, handmade puppets, and hearty Hanoians made her laugh, made her cry, made her stay. Plus giant plastic swan paddle boats! Who doesn't love those? Elizabeth has written for a number of publications including Granta, Le Monde Diplomatique, frieze, Asian Geographic, Project Freerange, and Asian Art News. Her book, Still Lifes from a Vanishing City, a collection of photographs and essays on Yangon, Myanmar is forthcoming with ThingsAsian Press. Playing with life, playing with paper, fun loving artist Nguyen NghiaCuong portrays life at its fullest, richest, poorest, happiest, and quietest. The full range of human expression spills forth with abandon from Cuong's brush. Whenever I start painting, I think I am flying a kite: it keeps my balance while helping my mind to soar, Cuong says. He has exhibited far and wide, even on the moon!