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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...