High-school student Kento Ito (right) and friends prepare for a Children's Day ceremony honoring Kento's little brother, Ritsu-kun, and others who perished in the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of March 2011.
Originally published on Thu March 15, 2012 11:51 pm
Among the foreign-born residents of Japan who headed north to volunteer after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami was Stu Levy, an L.A. pop-culture entrepreneur who lives part-time in Tokyo. When not ladling soup or toting rice sacks, the man who brought Sailor Moon to American girls videotaped the survivors and volunteers.
Not many bands can boast two drummers and an uncluttered sound, but that's Polica, who somehow provided a seamless transition between rapper Sugar Tongue Slim and the atmospheric rock band Lower Dens at NPR Music's SXSW day party, held Thursday at The Parish in Austin, Texas.
Originally published on Fri March 16, 2012 6:37 am
We love those minimalist movie posters that have been all over the web. So we made our own. Except ours, of course, are about finance and economics.
We had a blast coming up with them. Here's what our sketches looked like:
Feeling inspired? Send us your sketches or finished posters. Email us at email@example.com, and write "econ posters" in the subject line. Or send them our way via Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #econposters.
Originally published on Fri March 16, 2012 12:23 am
Just three short years ago, if you wanted to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Berlin, you were faced with a few measly options: head to the closest Irish pub, throw on some green clothes, or grab a couple of Guinness at the store and enjoy them at home.
It wasn't until last year that Berlin finally got a St. Patrick's Day parade, and like everything else in this city, it's original, quirky, and growing.