Culture Vulture

Hot toddies: Goin down Easy

Claire | February 4th, 2015


If you think a hot toddy is only meant when you’re sick, you’ve got things all wrong. These rum, honey, lemony, soothing delicious drinks are good for a nightcap any day of the week.

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Club Mate for the Win

Claire | November 4th, 2014


Low on energy?  Wish you had superpowers?  Well, Red Bull may give you wings but Club Mate will turbocharge you. Read More

Stunning Views and Rare Art Dazzle at Legion of Honor

Will | September 25th, 2014



San Francisco has become synonymous with technology, outrageous rent prices, and burgeoning music and foodie scenes. Art, however, perhaps outside of the De Young museum that is nestled in Golden Gate Park, tends to fall by the wayside. Curious of how a bustling, metropolitan city could be without a substantial art scene, I decided to give the Legion of Honor a shot; the city’s oldest art museum perched on top of Lincoln Park in the Presidio, well above the Golden Gate Bridge and overlooking where the Pacific Ocean spills into the San Francisco Bay. Read More

“Little White Lie” Premiere Highlights Jewish Film Festival

Will | September 10th, 2014

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The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival knew exactly what it was doing when it scheduled the world premiere of the documentary “Little White Lie” on its final night of the annual event. It saved the best for last. Lacey Schwartz, the film’s director, has created a brave, honest, and at times dark film about the harsh reality of a family’s silence and secrecy, revealing the connection to her own racial identity and religion. Read More

Digital World Breeds New Appreciation for Illustration

Will | August 26th, 2014

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Original illustration has become a hot commodity among news-generating websites looking to spice up their copy. In some ways the illustration is a solution to a generation with little to zero patience to read an article beyond two to three paragraphs. It’s also a helpful tool for breaking up long form stories and keeping readers engaged.  Read More

Nipples – A Hot Topic Both On & Off Instagram

Marissa | August 22nd, 2014


I’ve never liked my boobs, I’ve always thought they were too small, awkwardly shaped, and out of proportion to my nipples. But what if what I had, and little as it might be, was taken from me? How would I feel? Would I still be the same woman? Read More

Edgy Website, High Snobiety, Hides Nothing

Will | August 12th, 2014

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What separates High Snobiety — a website devoted to fashion, footwear, music, art and lifestyle culture — from the plethora of other sites attempting to report on ‘trends’ is that it hides nothing. Read More

San Francisco’s Best Kept Baked Secret, B Patisserie

Will | August 6th, 2014


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I wasn’t in B Patisserie more than five seconds before I felt the indecision set in. The best kind of indecision there is — pastry indecision. No matter how long the indecision lasts, there’s a pastry at the end of the road. Read More

Traveling In Slow Motion

Felix | March 7th, 2014


The Berlin based guidebook author, travel journalist and photographer Paul Sullivan from the UK and his colleagues want to change the behavior of tourists with their website “Slow Travel Berlin“. Read More

A Fusion of History and Popular Culture

Wiku | March 6th, 2014

Design and art integrated into local culture is one of the “It” business ideas in Indonesia at the moment.

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Paper Trash or Recycled Furniture? That is the Question!

Patrick B. | March 6th, 2014

Hong Kong produces roughly 1.8 million tones of paper trash each year. Landfills are running out of space, and only a few people bother to recycle amid a consume-then-throw-away culture. Imagine if you could take all this paper trash and turn it into fully-functional and eco-friendly furniture using the art of papier-mâché.

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Cram Your Way to Success!

Chihiro | March 6th, 2014

Students seeking to pass the rigid entrance exams of top universities in Tokyo and Osaka now take studying to the next– and better– level, thanks to Dojuku, an online “cram school”.

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In Case You Need Some Crackin’

JeanS | March 6th, 2014


Coming to Korea with a bad back, I was quite worried.  Where would I find an English-speaking chiropractor with a firm but gentle hand? Read More

Making Fitness Personal

Steph | February 28th, 2014

Large franchise gyms are the most common method of burning calories in KL. But they may or may not always be effective as you’re usually left to your own devices (and not to mention, willpower).

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The Future is Now

Patrick B. | February 28th, 2014

Ever dreamt of owning a robot that can make things upon request? Now you can. MakerBot Industries makes 3D printers– machines that actually creates products that the user instructs it to make. You may do a double take and ask, WHAT?!

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