Anna Sherman’s Version of Tokyo Past and Present Is a Visceral Miso

Anna Sherman’s Version of Tokyo Past and Present Is a Visceral Miso

The Lesser Column

Anna Sherman’s travel book about Tokyo reads like no other: part history, part fiction, all grounded in fact. A staggering reassembling of an ancient city turned neon metropolis. (Picador)

Risen Apes: Road Warrior

Risen Apes: Road Warrior

S.M. Park

S.M. Park’s continuing column Risen Apes about being a 70-year-old boomer. In “Road Warrior,” Park talks about his commute via Greyhound bus, and its crazed driver.

Ernest Fisk: The Man Who Gave Us Wireless Messaging

Ernest Fisk: The Man Who Gave Us Wireless Messaging

Ingeborg van Teeseling

Ernest Fisk may have been the man that sent the first wireless message from England to Australia, but he was also a shameless self-promoter and wanted to open communication with the dead.

Luz in Review: The Thesis Project That Could

Luz in Review: The Thesis Project That Could

Jason Arment

Jason Arment reviews Luz, a supernatural horror film by Tilman Singer that pays homage to horror films that have come before. (Yellow Veil Pictures)

China’s Modern Growth Is Tied to Their Past

China’s Modern Growth Is Tied to Their Past

Daniel Blewitt

The concept of China’s singular state may grate Western sensibilities, but if you consider their past, it is the only way forward.

Our Kids and In-Game Purchases: The Silent Killer (of Our Bank Accounts)

Our Kids and In-Game Purchases: The Silent Killer (of Our Bank Accounts)

TBS Newsbot

As we send our kids to their screens and out of our hair, it’s best we protect ourselves against “accidental” in-game purchases.

If This Were a Fight, Someone Would Stop It

If This Were a Fight, Someone Would Stop It

Chris Dupuy

Chris Dupuy was writing about boxing and recent ring deaths when the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton occurred. The events coalesced into this powerful piece about violence and our current state of affairs.

All Knotted Up: The Book of X by Sarah Rose Etter

All Knotted Up: The Book of X by Sarah Rose Etter

Joseph Edwin Haeger

Joseph Edwin Haeger reviews The Book of X by Sarah Rose Etter. (Two Dollar Radio)

Jeffrey Epstein Dies of “Suicide”

Jeffrey Epstein Dies of “Suicide”

Caitlin Johnstone

Accused sex trafficker and friend to the powerful, Jeffrey Epstein, has died by apparent suicide. The internet is not convinced.

Dear Grandson: Great Lakes, Illinois, and the Chicago Bears

Dear Grandson: Great Lakes, Illinois, and the Chicago Bears

Stan Gerding

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding takes part-time work at Lake Forest Hospital (where he bumps into Bears) and he also performs in Camelot.

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Risen Apes: Road Warrior

S.M. Park

S.M. Park’s continuing column Risen Apes about being a 70-year-old boomer. In “Road Warrior,” Park talks about his commute via Greyhound bus, and its crazed driver.

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Ernest Fisk: The Man Who Gave Us Wireless Messaging

Ingeborg van Teeseling

Ernest Fisk may have been the man that sent the first wireless message from England to Australia, but he was also a shameless self-promoter and wanted to open communication with the dead.

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