Tôkyô Sonata

Like a bottled message cast from the shores of an economy whose implosion precipitated our own, Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Tôkyô Sonata centers on Ryûhei (Teruyuki…

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Play Me the Music

Like a bottled message cast from the shores of an economy whose implosion precipitated our own, Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Tôkyô Sonata centers on Ryûhei (Teruyuki…

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Tokyo!

Does anyone remember Japan? The tri-part Tokyo! revisits the Land of the Lost Decade—or at least its largest city—courtesy of tourist filmmakers Michel Gondry…

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Watch It

Amnesia Bar in the Mission District holds its open mike and its karaoke event on the same night every week — Tuesday. Week after…

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Eat to the Beat at Pan Ambient Brunch

Ambient is the softcore wing of electronic dance culture. It offers slow-building titillation, concerned not so much with climaxing as with getting revelers flushed…

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A Dash of Anime

Though anime director Satoshi Kon is renowned for the detailed realism on display in films like Perfect Blue and Tokyo Godfathers, you wouldn't know…

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