This Is What Transparency Looks Like

I am a proud Patreon supporter of Rare Earth, a documentary series hosted by Evan Hadfield that tells stories about events, people, and cultures from around the world Evan (son of Astronaut singing sensation Chris Hadfield) quit the marketing industry to travel the world making this series, and decided to share both what he learned … Continue reading This Is What Transparency Looks Like

Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche by Haruki Murakami

My Rating: 5/5 Underground was my first dip into Murakami's non-fiction work, but it certainly won't be my last! I thought I would miss the traditional Murakami-ism's, but the writing stood up on its own and I was impressed with the way he took each survivors account and crafted it into a poignant, short story. … Continue reading Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche by Haruki Murakami

The Roads to Sata: A 2000-Mile Walk Through Japan by Alan Booth

My Rating: 4.5/5 The Roads to Sata: A 2000-Mile Walk Through Japan is a wonderful travelogue on a side of Japan rarely seen by outsiders. As I started reading I couldn't help but compare Booth with Abroad in Japan YouTuber Chris Broad. Both show us the country they love with honesty, wit, and a sense of … Continue reading The Roads to Sata: A 2000-Mile Walk Through Japan by Alan Booth

Feminism Is Not A Lipstick

I recently saw the Elizabeth Arden March On lipstick being promoted around YouTube and Instagram, and it struck a very sour note with me. Like the Yale student with a Louis Vuitton handbag and Che Guevara t-shirt, increasingly the ideas of activism and revolution are being turned into consumer items. At best it's the same kind … Continue reading Feminism Is Not A Lipstick