Here it is: the first beta issue of LAB. What’s in LAB 0.5? Candid interviews with freelance artists, craftsters, media makers, independent publishers, cultural entrepreneurs— whatever you want to call ‘em, these are people who are passionate about what they do. What else? Photography and illustration showcases, DIY resources, startup profiles, comics, and 101 Sex Tricks (just seeing if you’re paying attention). For a better overview, check out this issue’s letter from the editor.