Putting a new spin on a time-worn tale
“Watch out for that polar bear,” she said over her shoulder while I squeezed between the rolling shelving and the edge of a long, wide table. I had followed Monica Garcia-Itchoak into a dark room on the top level of the Alaska Museum of Science and Nature (AMSN).
Patrons know the museum for the array of dinosaur bones, but few know that the building is also home to many more artifacts hidden away in the 6,000 feet of storage above. Inside the dim room, a woman sat at the end of the table, her face illuminated by an inspection lamp. She took off her gloves and came to greet us.
”Welcome to my world,” Sam Winer said. “Excuse the mess, I was just cleaning some mammoth bones.”
There's no doubt about it, in multiple cultures all around the world, winter is soup season.
My counterpart had the same notion-plus an elephantine amount more ambition-to procure a big, steaming bowl of ramen to battle the dark days of winter ("Momofuk'in good," Zack Fields, Dec. 10). While he smoked, simmered and boiled his own batch of Momofuku-style ramen, I went to Naruto.