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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
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.
Most of us look back with a certain amount of longing. Two new graphic novels break with tradition.
With admirers including Zadie Smith, Drnaso’s uniformly bleak tale is the first comic to be longlisted for the Man Booker prize.
Comics were, until recently, deemed a marginal medium, at least in the sense that they were critically neglected. That’s what made them so free.
When it comes to the serving of justice, how appropriate is it to demand a quick fix?
The surprising thing about Dylan’s evangelical Christian period? It isn’t all bad.