The Hong Kong Protests: What US Idealists Can Learn from the Brave People Under the Umbrella

Last week, I spoke about the People’s Climate […]

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Harajuku Heartbreak: Notes and Observations on Traveling Through Japan

This photos sums up Japan rather well

My good friend Sato is a Japanese-American who now lives in Japan. A few  years ago I


Shinsai: Theaters for Japan Benefit in Brooklyn

For those of you who may not remember, it has been nearly a year since that devastating earthquake hit Japan, causing a nuclear accident. Shortly after the


Help Japan, Dye Some Fabric

If there's one thing that can make a 9.0 earthquake more terrifying, it's meltdown at a nuclear power plant. While you probably don't have a spare helicopter or

Meet The Living Cartoon Who Created Hello Kitty for FREE

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="431" caption="Indispensible Technological Improvements"][/caption] Well, isn't this something. Here I was always under the impression that Hello Kitty just sort of, like, happened. Like one day

OCD Lecture: Flesh Lights and Other Toys from Japan

There comes a time in everyday when your mind wanders into the gutter and you start thinking things like, "Gee, I wish I knew more about the history