iRez World!

In this holiday season we’ve been reminiscing on 2012, our diverse pool of authors, our diverse identities, and the lives and worlds that we inhabit. About half of the 31 iRez authors have specified some geographic location on their Gravatar profile, and so I’ve plotted those icons on a world …

Dear Authors

Hi All! iRez is back from blog limbo! It seems like everything is back and good. There are a few broken links here and there, so just shout to me or Van when you find one. All of our posts and categories are back, but the one thing that didn’t …

Hosoi Ichiba Gone

I’ve used all my favorite adjectives when describing the beautiful Japanese Edo period regions of Hosoi Ichiba. Earlier this year I selected Hosoi as the first of my Gimme Six picks. Shortly after I published that article, Hosoi found itself in financial crisis and was forced to trim down from four regions to only two. …

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays Our virtual salon had 31 contributing authors in 2012, all the way from Agnes to Yordie, with “K” being the most popular letter, representing Kat, Katie, Krista and Kristine. Erika Mitchell (better known by the pseudonym E. L. James) didn’t contribute to iRez this year, still, her 2011 …