Articles tagged from here to shinjuku

7 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

Getting anime through what one might euphemistically call 'alternative channels of distribution' has become a standard part of the experience for many an anime fan.

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5 May 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Japanese TV program Maison Ikkoku generates an elegiac feeling of home. Watching the show creates an odd disjuncture for Ruh -- leaving him feeling nostalgic for something he has never known.

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Japanese popular culture now exerts a significant economic (and, by extension, political) force on the world markets.

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22 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

When we're in Japan, we feel we've somehow become more worldly and debonair than we really are.

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4 Sep 2003 // 1:00 AM

Fans are forming their own entertainment subcultures, creating their own distinct meanings, and, to steal a phrase from the IWW, creating a 'new society within the shell of the old.'

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26 Jun 2003 // 1:00 AM

While the slogan of anime distributor Central Park Media of 'World peace through shared popular culture' is probably overly optimistic, collaborations on films such as 'The Animatrix' are indicative of a maturation of both animation itself and the general public's perceptions of such a medium.

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23 Apr 2003 // 1:00 AM

(Akihabara) . . . is a place where a wide range of one's emotional needs can be handled through technology and media.

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26 Feb 2003 // 1:00 AM

As commander of an ever-militarizing state with energy-grabbing schemes, George W. Bush seems like our own real-life version of Megatron.

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17 Dec 2002 // 1:00 AM

. . . in their quest for knowledge of and acquisition of the products of the Japanese animation industry, they have surpassed the daily concerns and cares of ordinary human beings.

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. . . Manga is a perfect example of what the comic medium can become: it is as omnipresent as television in its home country and has been likened to air itself, in that it permeates every facet of contemporary cultural life.

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//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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