Saturday, March 27, 2010

Manabu Numata: Chronicling Tokyo's host clubs

This Tokyo-based photographer has spent five years snapping Tokyo's famous paid Lotharios so we sat him down for the inside story - more here.

Japanese host clubs
A host's birthday party, Manabu Numata, "Shimei ari (『指名あり』)" series, 2009.

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Tajomaru -- Film Review

By Elizabeth Kerr, March 23, 2010 02:52 ET
Bottom Line: Derivative samurai mini-epic may appeal to fans of the genre but crossover success is out of reach. More here.

Tourists flock to 'Jesus's tomb' in Kashmir

By Sam Miller

A belief that Jesus survived the crucifixion and spent his remaining years in Kashmir has led to a run-down shrine in Srinagar making it firmly onto the must-visit-in India tourist trail. more here.

Rozabal shrine, Srinagar
Jesus is reputed to be buried in this run-down shrine in the Kashmir capital

History That’s More Than the Sum of Its Parts

ON the surface, it sounds like a nearly impossible task: assembling a rare brass-era car from scratch, using century-old parts that were tracked down one by one from all the dusty, rust-ridden corners of the collecting world. MORE HERE!

Todd D'Addario

STARTING POINT Emily Anderson leaving New York City on her cross-country trip last year. More Photos »

Friday, March 19, 2010

Root Beer Grows Up

With all due respect to the floats of our youth, ours is strictly for the 21-and-over crowd
by Lora Zarubin

root beer floot, root liquor, granita Nigel Cox

Who doesn't have a childhood memory of root beer? Mine is vacationing in Napa Valley when I was a kid and always stopping at the local A&W in St. Helena for a hamburger and a frosty mug. Unlike most youngsters, I was not a fan of soda pop in general, but even then I was taken with root beer's complexity of flavors, which were more unusual and provocative than any other soft drink. MORE HERE.

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