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Departures

Goodbyes, Mostly, These Days

Tricia McCallum | Posted 09.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

Why must it be the most beautiful the day we leave for the last time, autumn sunlight dappled just so, never was it ladled quite as deliciously. ...

Fifteen Sak-Tails for World Sake Day

Anneli Rufus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

To celebrate this holiday, here are 15 sake cocktails -- sak-tails, pronounced "socktails" -- currently served at fine bars, restaurants and other venues nationwide:

Transition

Anne Almasy | Posted 06.04.2013 | Arts
Anne Almasy

Hate your work; and love your work. Change your mind; and stick to your guns. Find the moment; then scrap it -- and start all over again.

PHOTOS: America's Best Rooftop Bars

Departures Magazine | Posted 06.21.2012 | Travel
Departures Magazine

High above the bustling din of Midtown Manhattan, Morris found what he was looking for atop the 21st floor of the Strand Hotel.

PHOTOS: 5 Excellent Yoga Retreats

Departures Magazine | Posted 05.23.2012 | Travel
Departures Magazine

When it comes time to roll up your sticky mat and dash off to an exotic locale, there are plenty of options.

INFOGRAPHIC: How The World Travels

Posted 01.02.2012 | Travel

Our friends at AFAR have created another great infographic to shine a light on how the world travels. From the where the world's most expensive hotels...

Dearly Departed

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Japan's culture offers a rich contrast to the standard American's fear and denial of death as the logical conclusion to birth. Recently, after watching a poignant Japanese film written and directed by Miwa Nishikawa, I felt purged, cleansed, and revitalized.

10 Best Films of 2009 (1st Half Edition)

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The movie year has reached the halfway mark -- which, in terms of the Oscar and most critics' year-end 10-best lists, means it hasn't even started.

Japanese Film Departures, 2009's Foreign Language Oscar Winner, Illuminates Asian Rituals of Death

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

The director and star of the Academy-Award-winning film Departures discuss directoril methods, cellos and the process of encoffining.

Interview: Director, Star of Oscar-Winner Departures

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

As director Takita and Motoki, the film's star told me in a recent interview in New York, Departures has always been "the little movie that could."

Oscars: Best Foreign Language Film Nominees (POLL)

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The biggest movie event of the year, The Oscars, is fast approaching, airing on February 22. Now is that time when movie aficionados flock to the the...