Smart Mouth Newsletter: The Dishes to Eat in Nairobi

2022-07-28T22:56:02+00:00July 28th, 2022|

The Dishes to Eat in Nairobi By Mwende Mutuli Musau The capital of Kenya, Nairobi, is one of the fastest-growing cities in Africa, which makes it the best place to embark on a Kenyan food escapade. “Nairobi” is a word from the nomadic Maasai tribe which translates to “cool waters,” [...]

Thrilling Tales of Old Video Games: Is Princess Lana Based on Palutena from Kid Icarus?

2022-08-09T04:01:15+00:00July 27th, 2022|

Captain N: The Game Master was a Saturday morning cartoon that celebrated the video games of the 8-bit era while also making the basest commercial pitch of “Hey, kids, buy this thing!” In fact, what I’m writing about in this post represents Captain N doing both of these things simultaneously, [...]

Real Housewives Don’t Know About Dubai’s Favorite Food

2022-07-21T20:39:24+00:00July 21st, 2022|

My understanding is that the cuisine of the Caucasus is extremely herb-heavy - like, you could get your servings of vegetables in through them. I find this inspirational and have been putting darn near a full cup of fresh herbs on every serving of pasta, and it’s great. (There is [...]

Thrilling Tales of Old Video Games: Is Samurai Shodown II Referencing a Real-Life 16th-Century Cyborg?

2022-07-29T00:27:42+00:00July 19th, 2022|

Is Samurai Shodown II Referencing A Real-Life 16th-Century Cyborg? Released in 1993, the first Samurai Shodown found enough success that a second game hit arcades in 1994, bringing with it four new playable characters: Genjuro Kibagami, a mercenary swordsman and new rival for protagonist Haohmaru; Nicotine Caffeine, a diminutive Japanese [...]

Smart Mouth Newsletter: Mayo & Menstruation

2022-07-15T01:12:15+00:00July 14th, 2022|

I’m meeting my family up in Carmel Valley where, if it were artichoke season, we’d be going hog wild on them. (Central Californians pronounce them arty-choke. Anyone else?) We dip the leaves in mayo, and don’t worry about the reproductive abilities of the person who made it. -Katherine Read the [...]

Thrilling Tales of Old Video Games: The Real-Life Revolutionaries Behind Charlotte from Samurai Shodown

2022-07-29T00:33:23+00:00July 12th, 2022|

Thrilling Tales of Old Video Games: The Real-Life Revolutionaries Behind Charlotte From Samurai Shodown Jul 12, 2022 written by Drew Mackie A sort of period piece Street Fighter with swords, Samurai Shodown is a fighting game series whose characters draw from a variety of real-life sources. Some of the inspirations [...]


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