CAN’T TAKE THE SKY FROM ME
Parkas. They protect you from the weather. They keep you warm when the weather’s not. They mark you as an insurgent. Wait, what? Well, this one does. It says you supported the Independent Faction. You’re one who holds out hope for the resistance. One who still believes. Just be careful where you go drinking with this parka on. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Now, we wouldn’t dream of taking the sky from you, but we might consider removing some of the precipitation which potentially falls from it. That’d be okay, right? Keep your politics on the table but yourself dry in this Firefly Browncoats Parka, a ThinkGeek / GameStop creation and exclusive. It has a storm flap and closes with both double zippers and snaps to keep you dry. And the pockets are perfect for smuggling strawberries or black-market beagles. Small ones.
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