Taxis might not be the first thing that come to mind when you think of L.A., but it shouldn't be too surprising that the City of Angels has its own cool mix of cabbies behind the wheel. Still, Lonnie "Wisefool the Cab Driver" McCreery wouldn't be your average hack in any city.
Every week, we focus the spotlight on a taxi driver whose story inspires us to look at the world through a different lens. In the spirit of starting off the New Year on an optimistic note, this week’s featured cabbie is Henry Adams, a 76-year-old taxi driver from New Orleans who would tell you
This week’s featured cabbie is Oleg Roitman, a New York hack whose nickname is the human computer. In addition to speaking English, Russian and Hebrew, he can tell you precisely which day of the week you were born if you just tell him your birth date.
Every week, we focus the spotlight on a taxi driver whose story inspires us to look at the world through a different lens. This week’s featured cabbie is İhsan Aknur, a happy-go-lucky hack from Istanbul, Turkey who loves his job and readily admits that he’s not normal.
This week’s featured cabbie is Fabio Peralta, a New York hack who inspires his fares to get in touch with their creative sides. The moment a passenger climbs into his back seat, Mr. Peralta hands her a pen and paper and tells her “to create art, any kind of art.”
I would argue that all taxi drivers lead double lives to some extent, but some cabbies are especially creative when it comes to how they spend their time away from the wheel. In Tokyo, Riichiro Nakajima works as a Charlie Chaplin impersonator when he's not speeding through the city in his taxi.
The Village Voice called her “a driver worthy of a superhero comic book” and voted her the best cab driver in New York in 2004. The New York Observer dubbed her “Iris the Fare.” I call this 39-year-old mother of three – who dressed dolls and drove 18-wheelers before she found her calling as
“And each man stands with his face in the light. Of his own drawn sword, ready to do what a hero can.” - Elizabeth Barrett Browning Color me romantic. Call me an idealist. Accuse me of being overly sentimental. But I dare you not to be amazed when I tell you about my latest