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Media Mix, Aug. 16, 2015

Here’s this week’s Media Mix about summertime energy needs. As mentioned near the beginning, the summer National High School Baseball Tournament is one long expression of gaman (patience) since it takes place during the hottest time of the year. There’s … Continue reading

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August 2015 albums

Here are the album reviews I wrote for the August issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. Perpetual Motion People -Ezra Furman (Bella Union/Hostess) The Life and Times of Drewford Alabama -Drewford Alabama (P-Vine) Few millennial … Continue reading

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August 2015 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the August issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. Confession Lee Do-yun’s feature debut is like a primer in mass-appeal Korean cinema of the moment. It’s got a … Continue reading

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Media Mix, July 19, 2015

Here’s this week’s Media Mix about the government’s proposal to lower the age for criminal trials from 20 to 18, presumably as a sop to the public and the media, which think that brutality among youth is on the increase … Continue reading

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July 2015 albums

Here are the album reviews I wrote for the July issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. In Colour -Jamie xx (Young Turks/Hostess) Animation -Young Juvenile Youth (Beat) Though Jamie xx’s solo album has been anticipated … Continue reading

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Media Mix, June 28, 2015

Here’s this week’s Media Mix about the mainstream press reaction to Okinawan Governor Takeshi Onaga’s trip to the United States to explain his opposition to the U.S. Marine base at Henoko. In the piece, I mention that former State Department … Continue reading

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July 2015 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the June issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last Thursday. Avengers: Age of Ultron Just as the huge box office success of this second installment in the Marvel superhero … Continue reading

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