KEEP REACHING FOR THE STARS
Nature is beautiful. The red cliffs and canyons of the southwest. The Appalachian trail. The redwoods dotting the Pacific coast. The sunrise over the Atlantic. The sunset over the Pacific. See, the trick is that we don’t all get to witness that simultaneously. You have to be in a certain place to witness each of those things. But there is a beautiful wonder of nature we all get to enjoy together: the night sky.
In the northern hemisphere, many of us get to see some of the same constellations and asterisms (a prominent pattern of stars, not quite a constellation) year round when we gaze skyward. Like familiar friends we’ve known since we were kids, the Big Dipper and the Little Dipper are always there. We’ve captured them on them on these Constellation Board Shorts. And you know what that means? No matter how much light pollution your area has, you can always see the stars when you’re wearing these.
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