Monthly Archives: November 2011

December 2011 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the Dec. issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on Nov. 25. The movies open in Japan between late Nov. and mid-Dec. The Adventures of Tintin Herge’s boyish Belgian reporter-adventurer … Continue reading

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December 2011 albums

Here are the albums I reviewed for the Dec. issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. Crazy Clown Time -David Lynch (Sunday Best/Beat) The Less You Know, the Better -DJ Shadow (Island/Universal) If you came of … Continue reading

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Media Mix, Nov. 27, 2011

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, which is mainly about eBooks, though near the end I also comment on newspaper companies’ relationships with their delivery agents. I talk about digital newspaper subscriptions in more detail in our Yen for Living blog, … Continue reading

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Media Mix, Nov. 20, 2011

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, which is about the B-kyu Gourmet boom. In the piece I try to make the case that the movement is, in a sense, an indirect rejection of the kind of food-centered promotional gambits that the … Continue reading

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This is what I know: A tale of two press conferences

Like Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt would like you to admire him for more than his casual good looks and acting ability. He wants you to appreciate his mind, which is why Moneyball is such a gift for him as both … Continue reading

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Media Mix, Nov. 6, 2011

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, which is about two child abuse cases that have been covered extensively in the media in recent months. As I imply, there are many other similar cases reported on an almost daily basis, and most … Continue reading

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November 2011 movies

Here are the reviews I wrote for the November issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on Nov. 25. The movies open in Tokyo from late October to mid-November. Another Year Much has been made of Mike Leigh’s … Continue reading

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