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Yo Zushi is a contributing writer for the New Statesman. Yo Zushi’s latest album, “Unconditional Love” (TWGDOYP Records), is out now
Songwriters like Leonard Cohen articulately present their subjective world-view, but Dylan gives us whole worlds to explore.
In the world of comics, which owes so much to the stateside masters, the American imagination looms large.
Nuclear weapons are treated, like pandemics, as an abstract political debate until they become a very different reality.
Some great lost pop albums are great because they’re lost. But once they’re found, can they retain their power?
The ideal man is an archetype that changes with the times. A new Barbican exhibition asks – what does he look like, then and now?
The artist, who has died at the age of 58, created music in-spite of his mental health issues, not because of them.
Japan remains far more formal than any country in the West. But these gestures are simply part of the grammar of Japanese life and not its substance.
Japan’s graphic artform is a vibrant pan-cultural medium. So why does the British Museum’s new exhibition fail to capture its dynamism?
In the decade since his death, the singer’s afterlife has been contested territory. But the revelations of a new film may dethrone the king of pop forever.