20 MINUTES INTO THE PAST
In the heyday of Atari, the coveted watches were either Swatches with their awesome silicone bands or digital watches with calculators built in. For those, basically the bigger they were the better they were. So although this watch never would have been popular back in the day, it lets us remember back to a simpler time. Say… 5:30.
This 8-Bit Watch is analog with an understated face and a pixelated jaggy silicone band. With black stainless steel findings and a black band, it’s extra sleek, almost sucking in the light around it. Okay. It’s just a watch. It’s not going to cause a hole in the time-space continuum. But it’s a neat looking watch, and one you won’t find anywhere else.
On a dark, haunted night, a Russian oligarch dares a circle of international chefs to play the samurai game of 100 Candles--where each storyteller spins a terrifying tale of ghosts, demons and unspeakable beings--and prays to survive the challenge.
Inspired by the Japanese Edo period game of Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai, Hungry Ghosts reimagines the classic stories of yokai, yorei, and obake, all tainted with the common thread of food.
First course: With bad consequence, a ramen chef refuses to help a beggar, and a band of pirates get more (and less) than they were bargaining for after their encounter with a drowning woman turns ghastly.
Hungry Ghosts is cooked up by the infamous author and chef, Anthony Bourdain (Kitchen Confidential, Emmy-Award winning TV star of Parts Unknown) and acclaimed novelist Joel Rose (Kill, Kill, Faster, Faster, back again from their New York Times #1 best seller, Get Jiro!). Joining them this issue are stellar artists Alberto Ponticelli and Vanesa Del Rey, with amazing color by Jose Villarrubia, and a drop-dead cover by Paul Pope