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Chicken Kill: A Rite of Passage to Carnivorism

By Kayoko Akabori Photos by Erin Gleeson I met Erin in 1998. We were both freshmen at UC Santa Barbara, and I was immediately drawn to her warmth, and soft spoken, laid-back ease. She is the epitome of a California Girl, and for as...

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Japanify: Kumotsu (Offering)

A butsudan is a shrine memorializing dead relatives in homes of Japanese Buddhists. Although I am not Buddhist, this butsudan set up that I received from my Buddhist grandma is hands-down one of the best things someone has given...

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Packaging Whore: Toxic Terror!

I sometimes wonder whether my generation (of 1979) will explode in a green toxic waste cloud when we turn 40. Raised throughout the 1980's on a chemical food diet consisting of added preservatives, taste perfumes and E-numbers galore, our bodies have grown up in...