City Pop Sushi to Serve up Rolls in Colorful Downtown Space Inspired by Japanese Pop Culture

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COURTESY BRYSON STROWDER

When City Pop Sushi (1816 E. 12th St.) opens downtown in early March, it likely will be one of the most visually stimulating eateries around, a candy-colored homage to Japanese pop culture.

“Our entire theme is based around `80s Japanese city pop music,” says owner Bryson Strowder.




Strowder was introduced to the art of Chad Kimes and Erin Caruso while shopping at Carol & John’s Comic Shop in Kamm’s Corners, he says. He commissioned them to paint a pair of wild murals for the space. That original artwork will be joined

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The Art Of Celebrating Culture and Family Through Food with Chef David Rose

The Art Of Celebrating Culture and Family Through Food with Chef David Rose

No matter how far back in our history books you go, you’ll find that Black families have always come together and connected through food. Preparing and sharing meals together is how we enjoy fellowship with friends, connect to those we love and pass down precious family traditions. The magic begins in the kitchen and the memories are made at the table.

The right recipe can honor our cultural history and family traditions while also being the perfect excuse to create new ones. To help kick off your Black History Month celebrations on a deliciously feel-good note, we checked in

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New Book Offers Unsavoury Glimpse Into 70s-80s Prison “Masak” Culture



text, letter: Getting creative with plastic trays, socks and even chamber pots was the key to better meals behind bars in the 1970s and the 1980s.


Getting creative with plastic trays, socks and even chamber pots was the key to better meals behind bars in the 1970s and the 1980s.

Getting creative with plastic trays, socks and even chamber pots was the key to better meals behind bars in the 1970s and the 1980s. | Photos: Don Wong (plastic tray fuel and coffee sock) and In Plain Words (book cover)

In Malay, “masak” means “to cook”. In our childhood, “masak-masak” meant pretending to cook, but for many inmates in Singapore’s prisons and Drug Rehabilitation Centres (DRCs) during the ’70s and ’80s, “

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