Monday, June 29, 2015

Marvin The Martian-themed Nikes for Blake Griffin



"The Jordan Super.Fly 4 will release for a suggested retail price of $150 in China on July 1, followed by a general global release on August 5."

Masters of the '80s



Tee available at Threadless.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

"The severe inequality of the Angolan oil boom."

NY:

Half of Angolans live on less than two dollars a day, infant mortality rates are among the highest in the world, and the average life expectancy—fifty-two—is among the lowest.

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When oil people leave Angola, he told me, they often sell their freezers, packed with American beef, to their successors. “People can charge ten thousand dollars for a well-stocked freezer,’’ he said. He mentioned that a friend once tried to sell him a roll of aluminum foil for a hundred and forty dollars. Espinosa grinned and rolled his eyes. “That crazy Randy,’’ he said. “In the end, I think I paid thirty dollars.’’

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Displaying such wealth in a country as impoverished as Angola can be a challenge. One member of the President’s inner circle owns a Rolls-Royce, but there are few good roads in Luanda. So every Sunday he loads the car into a trailer, takes it to the Marginal—a recently renovated two-mile-long promenade along the South Atlantic—drives it for a while on the capital’s only smooth road, loads it back into its trailer, and has it hauled away.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Inside one of Panda Express' test kitchens,

LAT:

a classic regional Chinese dish called "lion's head meatballs."

The recipe plays the rich and delicate texture of ground pork belly against a clear broth and blanched Napa cabbage, curled against the meatballs to look like a lion's mane.

Company executives stabbed at the orbs prepared by Chef Andy Kao with plastic utensils, nodding in approval with each satisfying bite. The dish was ethereal, comforting and reminiscent of the version the chain's founder, Andrew Cherng, ate as a boy growing up in China.

Panda Express customers will never get to try it. That's because Kao and his team were there to reinvent the dish, frying and glazing the meatballs to make it look and taste more like something that belongs in one of the Rosemead company's 1,800 restaurants.

Profile of the party planner that recently arranged for Nicki Minaj to perform at a Bar Mitzvah

NY:

Over the years, he’s learned the nuances differentiating Manhattan’s private schools: “When you’re at Dalton, you have to keep up with the Joneses; when you’re at Chapin you don’t, necessarily.” Mauro, who is Catholic,

Gallery 1998's Clue tribute show now available online



Available here.

Ant-Man Artist Mix Collection - available for preorder



Designed by Touma, available for preorder. The new Play-Arts Kai Venom is available for preorder, too.