Creative Korean Sides Take Center Stage at Junghyun and Ellia Park’s Atoboy

A quick glimpse through the narrow window slivered into Atoboy’s concrete exterior and you would never guess that this discrete restaurant in Manhattan’s bustling NoMad neighborhood is leading the way in redefining western conceptions of Korean cuisine. Rather than serve well-known North American favorites, such as bulgogi or bimbimbap, Atoboy turns the spotlight on banchan;…

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Cynthia Rowley: How This Fashion Icon Remains Ever-Relevant

Acclaimed for her flirtatious, whimsical, statement-making attire, it’s no surprise fashion designer Cynthia Rowley greets us on a chilly winter afternoon in paisley-checked pants and an asymmetrical Cali-York pullover. “It’s such a catchy phrase,” she comments with a smile as we immediately dive into the designs of her spring 2018 collection displayed throughout her West…

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Into the Heart of Borneo: Home of The World’s Largest Wild Orangutan Population

Beyond the reach of Bali’s scooter-choked streets and spiritual journeymen and women, and far outside the earthly calls of the Gili Islands and Lombok, lies Borneo, the famed jungle on Indonesia’s Kalimantan Island. Borneo is a vast and complex web of depleting tropical rainforest, ever-growing palm oil plantations, and illegal logging and gold mining. Yet…

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From Modernity to Mysticism: In Search of Shangri-La

The utopia of Shangri-La, a highland idyll perched among the peaks of Tibet, originated in James Hilton’s 1933 novel, Lost Horizon. In an attempt to capitalize on a booming domestic tourism industry, Chinese authorities changed the name of Zhongdian to Shangri-La in 2001 because of the resemblances it bore to Hilton’s wonderland. However, much of…

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