Category Archives: Culture

August 22, 2012

Making the prison feast from Goodfellas

While the chance of us actually being in a movie is diminishing by the day, it’s not going to stop us from trying to blur the line between us and them as much as Hollywood possible.

Which is why we’re starting a new feature whereby we get an expert chef to recreate iconic movie meals and then tell you exactly how to do them at home.

This particular recipe takes three to four hours to prepare and cook, but as noted, “you have time and it’s worth it.”

July 10, 2012

In Japan, fax machines find a final place to thrive

Japan’s continued fax devotion may be an endearing quirk, what with the country’s reputation as a high-tech playland, all bright lights and flawless trains and chirping micro-devices. But it may also represent a deeper sign of the nation’s inability to change and to accommodate global standards, even as it cedes economic ground to Asian rivals such as China and South Korea.

As of March, 59 per cent of Japanese homes have faxes.

September 16, 2010

Living Epic

Roger Travis, Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Connecticut, explains how games and gamer culture are much older and better things than most people think.

Instantly added to my feed reader.