Andrew Anthony

For Andrew Anthony's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Sex and single-mindedness: The Wendy Deng story

Feb 9, 2014

Sex and single-mindedness: The Wendy Deng story

When Rupert Murdoch sat before a British House of Commons select committee in July 2011, Wendi Deng appeared the very picture of a supportive spouse. Dressed in a pink Chanel jacket and black pencil skirt, she poured the then 80-year-old’s water for him, lovingly ...

How television seduced the world — and me

Sep 13, 2013

How television seduced the world — and me

Like most people my age — 51 — my childhood was in black and white. That’s because my memory of childhood is in black and white, and that’s because television in the 1960s (and most photography) was black and white. All the TV programs ...

Second-person narration brings home realities of poverty

May 5, 2013

Second-person narration brings home realities of poverty

Mohsin Hamid’s new novel comes with a ringing endorsement on its back cover from Jay McInerney, a writer one doesn’t readily associate with subcontinental fictions about escaping poverty. But McInerney can speak with authority on second-person narration, having written “Bright Lights, Big City,” one ...

One man's crusade against America's war on drugs

Apr 6, 2013

One man's crusade against America's war on drugs

Once consigned to the fringes of libertarianism, the argument for the legalization of drugs has received an unlikely boost in America in recent months with the release of a documentary titled “The House I Live In.” Coinciding with the decision by the states of ...