EVERYBODY SAY “AU”
If you’re a fan of the James Webb Space Telescope project, you’re probably a fan of gold. After all, JWST uses gold on the mirror array (to optimize for infrared light) and also the baffles that direct heat generated by the onboard electronics away from the integrated science instrument module (ISIM). And while gold plays an important role in the monetary systems here on Earth, it’s not something you want to carry around to exchange for a Slurpee. Or even a downpayment.
Plastic and cash are much easier alternatives these days. And if you’ve gone the way of Bitcoin and blockchains, this can still hold your ID cards. This trifold wallet has the iconic hexagonal mirror array from the James Webb Space Telescope embossed on the front and its name on the back in case anybody was confused and thought you were a fan of bees. Of course, these things aren’t mutually exclusive. In fact, we’re fans of both.
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