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V.23 No.35 | 8/28/2014

Get Lit

Translation Nation

By Lisa Barrow

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

New books from Haruki Murakami (Japan) and Wu Ming-Yi (China) give realism a magical touch.

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NEWS

The Daily Word 6.18.11:Gene Simmons' wife is pissed; Austria in China; the rich are getting richer; bulb-cam!

When my dad and I were hustlers. Reminds one of Lynda Barry novel Cruddy, without the Old Skullpopper.

The Rail Runner will no longer run on weekends.

Luna, NM evacuated as Wallow Fire Spreads in NM.

So many good Gawker video posts this week. Gene Simmons' wife is finally fed up (....) Target stores anti-union video with sinister music.... Just spend the day watching all of them.

How about some Mr. Yuk while we're at it.


Ferrous Archives 50's parade photo forensics.

Jim Woodring has a new comic, er "Graphic Novel."

"Cursed retro-futuristic Taiwan tourist resort."

Austrian village duplicated in China.

Barefoot Bandit pleads guilty, seems he may still get off lightly.

E Street Band horn player Clarence Clemens died. Here's that Rosalita video MTV played nearly every goddamn hour in the mid-80's.

More video: Iggy, Brian James Glen Matlock and an unidentifiable drummer play I Wanna Be Your Dog (1981, crap video, bad audio.)

World's longest burning light-bulb, with bulb-cam.

Executive pay is ten times what it was in '70's America.

A woman killed herself with a steamroller.

Do you have a problem in your life? Please refer to this diagram.

V.19 No.48 | 12/2/2010
Server Phu presents an artful plate.
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Asian Grill

An international flavor trip

By Ari LeVaux

As a cook-turned-sailor stopping at ports of call throughout Asia, Nang Thai was on the lookout for details that defined the cuisines he encountered. And now, as the owner of Asian Grill on Gibson, he’s more than happy to stand by your table and tell you about his various epiphanies. Like that time in Chiang Mai, Thailand, when he first ate beef cooked with pineapple: The way the fruity sweetness interacted with the slices of beef made an impression on him. That’s why it’s on his menu, which is a selection of some of his favorite dishes from the Eastern Hemisphere.

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V.19 No.20 | 5/20/2010
Tea-smoked duck is impregnated with a delicate flavor and a hint of rice wine.
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Budai Gourmet Chinese

It’ll rub your belly the right way

By Ari LeVaux

Even before I learned of the secret menu at Budai, I was already recommending the small, Taiwanese-owned eatery for the element of surprise its regular menu brings. The non-secret menu is a long and interesting read, full of familiar and unusual Taiwanese and Chinese dishes. If you ask questions about the food, you might get a history lesson from Elsa Fang, who handles the front of the restaurant while her husband, Hsia, does the cooking. And, if you ask her to, she will translate the secret menu from Chinese. But she will do so selectively.

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