Alex Butcher

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In premodern Japan, it was common for aristocrats and samurai to pursue male lovers

I’m an anthropologist who grew up in Japan and has lived there, off and on, for 22 years. Yet every visit to Tokyo’s Harajuku district still surprises me. In the eye-catching styles modeled by fashion-conscious young adults, there’s a kind of street theater, with crowded alleyways serving as …

Asian Chicken Burger with Spicy Lemongrass Mayo and Pickled Asian Slaw

For the spicy lemongrass mayo: Mix together the mayonnaise, chili sauce, lime zest and juice and lemongrass in a small bowl. Season with salt and …

'Flower and Sword' ('Hana Ikusa'): Film Review | Shanghai 2017

Director Tetsuo Shinohara ('Stakeout,' 'Terminal') champions art and nature over despotism in a 16th century Japanese tale of monks and …

ARCHITECTURE | Shinshoji Zen Museum and Gardens

Somon<p>In 1967, the Somon, or main gate, which was built from beech, was relocated to the current site from the old Kayanomiya Palace in Kyoto. Since …

Pokémon Fans in Japan Can Get Pikachu-Themed Registration Forms Now

If you’re a lifelong Pokémon trainer, why not involve the franchise in another major lifelong commitment: marriage? Choosing the person you’re going …

Researchers Find Mould Toxins Can Easily Become Airborne Indoors

This could be making people sick.<p>As if a sensitivity to their spores wasn't enough of a problem for some people, new research has found the toxins …

Cajun Shrimp and Rice

Recipe courtesy of<p>From:<p>Total:20 minPrep:14 minCook:6 min<p>Yield:4 servings<p>Level:Easy<p>Nutritional AnalysisPer ServingCalories357 calorieTotal Fat11 …

Food

Japanese Streetwear Look w/ TA2YUKI Knit, Dog Harajuku, Kinji Resale & Platform Vans

Nosuke is a 19-year-old Japanese fashion student who we often see around the streets of Harajuku.His look here features a long sleeve top from the …

Behave, foreigners! Kyoto issues etiquette guides

<b>(CNN) —</b> Kyoto residents have had enough. A surge in tourism in recent years has brought with it an outbreak of dirty toilets and misbehaving travelers.<p>The city of Kyoto is battling the problem in what might be seen as a typically Japanese way -- issuing polite guidelines amplified by adorable …

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Grilled Pizza | America's Test Kitchen

We prefer whole milk in this recipe, but 1 or 2 percent low-fat milk may be substituted. Do not substitute frozen cherries for the fresh cherries.<p><b>1.</b> …

Baking

Japan marks 75 years of Vatican ties with Noh theater show

ROME (AP) — Japan has marked the 75th anniversary of diplomatic ties with the Holy See with a performance of ancient traditional Noh theater in …

This Japanese Pizza Delivery Scooter Battle Is Proof That People Will Race Anything

Are you bored? Is there a wheeled vehicle within your grasp, like a Honda Gyro delivery scooter? You should probably grab a friend and do some …

Two injured by upper 5 quake in southern Nagano

A shallow earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 injured two people in southern Nagano Prefecture early Sunday, the Meteorological Agency said.<p>The …

Evolution Comes Under Fire in Turkey's Higher Education

<i>A creationism conference on an Istanbul campus has sparked a national debate over teaching Darwin's theory, and over the state's role in education.</i><p>As Islam takes on a more visible public profile in Turkey, academia is becoming a battleground over the theory of evolution. Scholars who espouse …

Change is in the air for annual Japanese festival and Sakura Square neighborhood

Dressed in full Japanese samurai armor on Saturday, Kurt Weinreich barely moves a step in Sakura Square before he’s stopped by a stranger. And then …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Nintendo Climbing the Ranks for the Championship Belt in the Wake of E3 2017

Nintendo Comeback Looking Possible After E3 Performance<p>Nintendo is getting older and so are many of their fans. Now, this may feel like an obvious …

Oh man, we almost forgot it’s Ezio’s birthday today

Buon compleanno, big guy<p>We probably couldn’t do a cake without incinerating the dining room, but happy 558th birthday to Ezio Auditore da Firenze. For some reason, <i>Assassin’s Creed 2</i> was very specific about listing his birthday — June 24, 1459, so we might as well observe it.<p>Ezio had a three-year …

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Chicken Piccata With Lemon and Parsley

Use small chicken breasts, chicken tenders, or larger chicken breasts cut in strips in this recipe. Add capers to the sauce for the classic lemony …

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Lemon Ice Cream Meringue Pie

Ice Cream

Chocolaty Chocolate Cake

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>CHOCOLATE CAKE<p>Preheat the oven to 350º F.<p>Using butter grease the bottom and sides of three 6 inch round cake pans or springform pans and …

The Savory Side of Carrot Cake

When I was a child, I wanted carrot cake for every birthday. I wasn’t a fan of bakery cakes, expertly plastered with supersweet butter-free frostings in pastel colors. (I did like the realistic decorative little roses, though.) Those fine-crumbed white or yellow cakes did not have much appeal for …

Recipes

Yogurt Cornbread

This is a delicious sweetened cornbread made with yogurt instead of the classic buttermilk. Melted butter and maple syrup or honey add flavor to the …

Recipes

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