The March issue of That's PRD is out now, in both paper-and-ink form citywide and digital PDF form on our website. Here, Editor-in-Chief Matthew Bossons introduces the magazine:
The gloom of winter is now behind us, and in the coming weeks and months we can expect South China’s oppressive heat (and the rain) to return. To celebrate the arrival of spring, we decided to tackle a story we’ve talked about in the That’s editorial office for at least two years: China’s dinosaurs. While admittedly a massive, multi-book-worthy topic, we chose to focus on three areas we found most interesting: China’s long-nosed T-rex species, the illegal fossil trade and a Beijing-based artist who brings extinct creatures back to life. It’s a fascinating selection of topics and you can learn more about China’s prehistoric past on pages 36-47.
I’d like to take this chance to extend a personal thanks to paleontologist Steve Brusatte and artist Zhao Chuang, without them this story would not have come to fruition.
In addition to dinos, we’re introducing a new column this month to replace our popular Daytripper series: Out of Town. Over the past several years we have slowly covered what we believe is the vast majority of worthwhile day trips in the PRD and, as a result, we’ve decided to set our sights slightly further afield and offer interesting and fun weekend getaway ideas. Check out our inaugural Out of Town column on page 19.
I’d like to wrap this note up by bidding farewell to That’s PRD’s head designer, Jack Lin (林川青) – or, as I like to call him, Jacqueline. He started with the company back in 2013, and his patience and humor will be greatly missed. Good luck, Jack, we’ll miss you.
Catch you all in April!