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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Japanese Roots with NYC Flavor: Maiko Kyogoku and Emily Yuen’s Culinary Home of Bessou

Tucked away on a discreet street in Lower Manhattan lies a contemporary, cozy refuge with culinary comforts simply awaiting discovery. Beso in Japanese translates to “home away from home” or “holiday village” and it is this concept that lies at the heart of Bessou; the sleek NoHo fusion restaurant specializing in fresh takes on Japanese…

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Jane Mosbacher Morris and To The Market: Helping Survivors of Abuse Achieve Economic Empowerment

Jane Mosbacher Morris has dedicated her career to tackling some of the world’s most complex social issues. From working in the U.S. Department of State’s Counterterrorism Office to serving on numerous advisory boards such as USA Cares, Women LEAD and Speak Your Silence, advising on difficult issues ranging from child sexual abuse to post-9/11 veteran…

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