A bite of the virtual reality sandwich

Art Jul 18, 2017

A bite of the virtual reality sandwich

by John L. Tran

What happens when you take the Nazi zombies, coin collecting, cuddly creatures, xenomorphs, etc., out of video games and you just wander around virtual reality? While pondering that, we could also ask, "How realistic is it to be Utopian?," "What is life without work?" and "How ...

Asakusa: in the glow of Nippon kitsch

Travel Sep 10, 2016

Asakusa: in the glow of Nippon kitsch

by Kaori Shoji

Every once in a while, the Japanese have to remind themselves that they're Japanese. We feel the need to reconfirm that we are part of a long and enduring traditional culture — one which includes kimono, samurai, ninja, eels on rice, and other weird ...