ENOUGH SPACE FOR ALL YOUR REQUIREMENTS
You gotta imagine that by the time we’re pondering taking things like wallets into space with us, humans are going to have developed past physical money. Transactions are all going to be some sort of digital cryptocurrency that we access via something like a retinal scan. Of course, there will always be holdouts, but those sorts of people probably aren’t going to be the first in line to colonize another planet.
But while we’re stuck planetside, we’ve still got money in the form of plastic and paper. And we need a convenient way to carry it around since 7-Eleven doesn’t have retinal scanners installed yet. This NASA Scout wallet has the NASA “meatball” logo on the front, and an American flag printed on the inside. It has a bill holder, plus three card slots, plus two pockets behind the card slots, plus a clear ID slot with thumb assist, perfect for your NASA badge or your official visitor’s ID.
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