MESSAGE FROM THE STARS
What do you leave your house with every day? Keys, wallet, book, medication. And if you’re going away for the weekend? Add a change of clothes, second pair of shoes, toiletries, devices and their chargers. And if you’re going into space? Wait. What? You’d think you’d need to take more, right? But no. NASA’s Personal Preference Kit is 5″ x 8″ x 2″. Yeaaaaah. Sorry, NASA, but that’s just not going to work for us.
Those of us who are earthbound fortunately have more options. Take this Constellations Messenger Bag, for instance. It has seven times the area of NASA’s PPK but is still super-portable. Navy blue with screenprinted constellations and silver piping, it has a decorative metal Ramsden sextant on the outside as a tribute to navigating by the stars. And, of course, it has a laptop / tablet pocket inside main compartment since we know you don’t leave home without it.
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