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How Anthony Bourdain Revealed Korea — and Los Angeles’s Koreatown

Colin Marshall reflects on Anthony Bourdain's visits to Korea and Koreatown on "No Reservations" and "Parts Unknown."

Real Toads at the International Cryptozoology Museum

Jacquelyn Ardam visits the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

Surviving the Emerging Dark Age: Towards a New Counterculture

Jonathan Kirshner on the emerging dark age, and how a move towards a new counterculture can save civilization.

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Religion and Materialism at the K-Spa

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Hong Kong Noir

By Susan Blumberg-Kason When I lived in Hong Kong in the 1990s, my only interaction with the police occurred when …

Everyone Can Benefit from Mindfulness Practice

By Inger E. Burnett-Zeigler Despite the cultural perception that mindfulness is reserved for those endowed with white privilege, the practice …

VICELAND’s Desus & Mero: Late-Night Television With a Laugh (And Plenty of Thought)

By Thomas Klepacz On the Wednesday, November 30th episode of VICELAND’s new daily program Desus & Mero, the show’s two …

Journalism Without Authority: What Have We Lost?

By Steven L. Isenberg Journalism was once cloaked in a mantle of authority, offering trustworthy information and avoiding slant. Careful reportage …

Blade Runner 2049 and Los Angeles’ Korean Future

By Colin Marshall “LOS ANGELES NOVEMBER, 2019.” So, with that stark title card, begins the film that presented the most …