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V.24 No.18 | 4/30/2015
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Nagomi Does It With Feeling

Japanese food for the adventuous and urbane

This Japanese restaurant offers tasty satisfaction for the adventurous eater, as well as the timid.
V.24 No.4 | 1/22/2015
Kara miso
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Back from the Heart of Japan

Kokoro Japanese Restaurant returns to Albuquerque

An Asian favorite returns after the owner’s sabbatical in Japan.
V.23 No.35 | 8/28/2014

Get Lit

Translation Nation

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

New books from Haruki Murakami (Japan) and Wu Ming-Yi (China) give realism a magical touch.
V.20 No.36 | 9/8/2011

Arts Feature

Five Seven Five

The winners of our 19th annual Haiku Contest

It wasn’t easy editing the results of our 19th annual haiku contest. Below the winners wax poetic on subjects ranging from “APD” to “Erotic” to “Breaking Bad.”

V.20 No.27 | 7/7/2011
Ashes of Time Redux

Couch Potato

I Like to Watch (Instantly): Ashes of Time Redux, Death Trance

Notable martial arts titles from the Netflix Watch Instantly world

Ashes of Time Redux (2008)

Directed by Kar Wai Wong

Cast: Brigitte Lin, Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Jacky Cheung, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Li Bai, Carina Lau, Charlie Yeung

Hong Kong director Wong Kar-Wai takes another crack at his mostly misunderstood new wave martial arts film from 1994. Jacky Cheung, Leslie Cheung and Maggie Cheung (no relation) star in this ultra-stylized story of a brokenhearted hit man who lives in a desert and uses skilled swordsmen to carry out his contract killings. Wong's editorial tinkering (five or so minutes worth of cuts) attempts to alter what was already a radical condensation of Louis Cha's classic wuxia novel The Eagle-Shooting Heroes. But it's still a gorgeous film and deserves a second look. HD Available.

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V.19 No.34 | 8/26/2010

Found

Found on Santa Fe Craigslist: Antique Meiji Foot Warmer/Incenser ($2,500)

For the Asian antiques collector with cold, stinky feet and money to burn, may we suggest this gold-accented combination incense burner / foot warmer from Japan’s Meiji era?

More than 100 years old, this rare and unique bronze, silver, and gold foot warmer was made after the defeat of the Shogunate, during the reign of Japan’s Emperor, (Mutsuhito) Meiji (1868 - 1912). Deeply patina’d bronze brazier with a 950 silver dragon motif lid accented by karat gold and black enamel eyes. Most certainly made for someone of the ruling class. Exactly 8”x 8”x 8”. Asking $2,500.00.

V.19 No.22 | 6/3/2010
Orange peel scallops
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Sushiya

East meets East

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V.19 No.9 | 3/4/2010
A rainbow of   nigiri   sushi
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Fujiyama

A grand old building that’s full of welcome surprises

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V.19 No.5 | 2/4/2010

Total Recall: Part Deux

Honda steals the limelight in the latest crashy/deathy/defect-related recalls

First Toyota, now Honda?!

That’s right. Honda, Japan’s second largest automaker, has officially announced a series of recalls on faulty air bags in some of their most popular models totaling close to 950,000 vehicles.

This closely follows the heels of Toyota, which has been reeling after a series of recalls of their own involving funky floor mats, sticking accelerators and faulty Prius brakes.

Millions are wondering why both Honda and Toyota—heralded for decades as the top dogs for building well-made, reliable cars—have taken such a sudden nose-dive into a territory of death-inducing safety defects in which American automakers were once the mainstay.

Has your car been recalled? What does this news mean for the competing automakers who are now alive and well thanks to government bailouts? Would you still purchase a Toyota or Honda-manufactured product?

V.18 No.42 | 10/15/2009
Sushi Chef Carter Dong presents a Japengo roll—green chile tempura, real crab, tuna and cucumber with a sweet red chile sauce.
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Japengo Sushi

Go for deliciously irreverent sushi

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