11 days ago | Longform
One thing is certain when you book a trip to Japan: Your friends will tell you to see this temple or that shrine, eat this ramen or that sushi. But let me get this out of the way right out of the gate: You will never see everything you want...
1 year ago | From the Dead Tree Edition
I was waiting for my red-eye to Guatemala from LAX when a friend texted me a photo. It was one of the three volcanoes surrounding Antigua, and it was erupting in the night sky. By the time I arrived the next morning, I missed the excitement, but n...
1 year ago | Drink of the Week
If the legend is to be believed, Visu the woodsman, living in the Suruga region of Japan, worked too hard. An old priest paid him a visit and told him he was leaving no time for prayer. Visu abandoned his work for prayer, which left his wife and c...
1 year ago | Film and TV
There is an arc in the life of every food critic that starts with being a relatively unknown (both personally and professionally) restaurant-goer and ends with being an instantly recognizable regional god. Sometimes, that transition is abrupt and ...
2 years ago