EXPERIENCE THE CHARM OF GRAVITY ASSISTS
Once every 175 years the outer planets of our solar system (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune) line up just so – in a way that allows us to use each planet’s gravity to travel to the next. And that’s just what the Voyager mission did, in the process obtaining some spectacular views of the outer planets in the process.
So if you’re not planning to be around in the 2150s with Captain Jonathan Archer, the Daleks, et al. for the next one, you can still curl up here on Earth and enjoy the concept. Celebrate The Grand Tour from the comfort of your couch. Created by the “Exoplanet Travel Bureau” (aka NASA’s visual strategists), this great faux retro futurism travel poster has been turned into a plush fleece throw. We don’t mean to brag, but it IS the sort of thing that only comes around once every 175 years.
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