Category: New York City

On 9-11 in 2013

Ray Greiselhuber I’m reading “never forget” everywhere today. What I will never forget is how much true freedom we have sacrificed in order to feel safe from those who supposedly “hate us for our freedom.”

Posted in New York City

Uniqlo in New York Magazine

Lengthy and very positive profile of Uniqlo in New York Magazine. Uniqlones: Seemingly out of nowhere, their cheap, skinny rainbow-colored basics became a kind of New York uniform. Just how did the Japanese discount brand become the hottest retailer in

Posted in Japan, New York City

Michael Lewis on 60 Minutes

If you’re like me and was riveted by the excerpt of Michael Lewis’ new book in Vanity Fair, and missed Michael Lewis on 60 Minutes, be sure to catch it all online. There’s a bunch of web-only pieces with Lewis

Posted in New York City, video

Adam Richards rebuts Lisa Katayama on NYT otaku culture article

I was uneasy after reading Lisa Katayama’s piece on otaku culture in the NY Times Magazine last weekend. I tried to put my thoughts into a blog post but nothing coalesced. Adamu at Mutant Frog Travelogue has a rebuttal and

Posted in Japan, New York City, News

Issey Miyake op-ed in the NY Times

The fashion designer, Issey Miyake, who is a good friend of my family, has an anti-nuclear weapons op-ed in the New York Times. If Mr. Obama could walk across the Peace Bridge in Hiroshima — whose balustrades were designed by

Posted in Japan, New York City, News, Personal