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/ Sep 7, 2007

Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators "Keep Reachin' Up"

Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators' latest album is as retro as it gets — the band feel as if they rose from the combined vaults of Motown, Stax and Philadelphia International. So people might cock an eyebrow upon learning they're from Helsinki. Singer Nicole ...

Ikuta: slow-burning class that's a cut above

Jul 27, 2007

Ikuta: slow-burning class that's a cut above

Alongside geisha and poisonous blowfish, gourmet Kobe beef fits nicely into the stereotype of refined Japan. And like astronomically priced department-store melons, this pricey breed of cattle does much to reinforce the image of a land of big-spenders. Yet, it seems, the opportunity to savor ...