Articles tagged japanese culture

Yokai Attack!: The Japanese Monster Survival Guide by Hiroko Yoda and Matt Alt

To understand yokai is to understand the central fears and hazards of Japanese culture, be it feudal or futuristic.

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Salmonella Men on Planet Porno by Yasutaka Tsutsui

There's a mean streak of misogyny that runs almost throughout the collection and tends to distract from everything else going on around it.

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19 Aug 2007 // 10:00 PM

After Dark by Haruki Murakami

Allusions are drawn, but the details are murky enough to keep us guessing.

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Poison Woman by Christine L. Marran

The most infamous of the "Poison Women" became notorious because her every action upset the natural order.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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