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Yellow Magic Orchestra go big and go home

Music Nov 22, 2018

Yellow Magic Orchestra go big and go home

Yellow Magic Orchestra made its 1980 debut on the legendary American dance show “Soul Train” performing a cover of “Tighten Up” by Archie Bell & the Drells, two years after the November 1978 release of the trio’s eponymous first album Dressed in logoed button-downs with ...

Books / Reviews Sep 24, 2006

Tracing the genealogy of gekiga

Presented a copy of the latest English-language collection of his work, Yoshihiro Tatsumi turns it over in his hands and says, "This looks too beautiful to be a comic book." Designed by acclaimed American cartoonist Adrian Tomine, "Abandon the Old in Tokyo" indeed is handsome. ...

'S wonderful: Wiling away the time with Caetano Veloso

Music Apr 20, 2005

'S wonderful: Wiling away the time with Caetano Veloso

Caetano is here. Caetano Veloso. The man who has been hailed for decades in his native Brazil as a singer, composer, poet and revolutionary, and commonly celebrated abroad as the "Bob Dylan of Brazil," despite his dislike for such labels.

Know your Shins!

Music Jan 26, 2005

Know your Shins!

Ask the band directly, what are The Shins about, and the four friends' free-for-all flow of deadpan wit, wild metaphor and the occasional outburst of song (evidence of not just a clever group of people but a happy one) stops cold. "Oh, I don't know," ...