DECEMBER 12, 2003 ISSUE
Next Issue: January 9, 2004
 
Butchering Bushido
"The Last Samurai" shows the beauty of a dying Japan from the perspective of its destroyers

UPDATED with video footage from the premiere!
Sandra Tsing Loh's Sugar Plum Is Anything But Sweet
A twelve-year-old's auditioning experience leads to a winding path of disappointment, confusion, and finally self-discovery
House Music Meets the New Millennium
Electronic dance music advances steadily into the 21st century with Satoshi Tomiie and Hector Romero's latest DJ mix, a slamming compilation entitled "Undulation 1"

 
 

 

 


 

December 12, 2003

 

F I L M
Gonzo for Gozu
Lactating grandmothers, cow-headed gods and yakuza attack chihuahuas, "Gozu" has a perversion for all
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Playing Cops and Robbers in "PTU"
Johnnie To's latest effort is a visual feast for the eyes
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M U S I C
 
Stop or You'll Go Blind
A labor of love from the City of Brotherly Love, the Himalayan Project get back to the 'ol' skool' with their latest, "Wince at the Sun," and show us the beauty of activism and simplicity in hip-hop

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Knives Out
The mother of Japanese punk, Naoko Yamano of Shonen Knife takes some time between tennis matches to answer a few questions about the band's newest release, "Heavy Songs"
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For Stereostar FM - FM Radio Is What It's All About
These Asian lads from San Francisco whip up tunes built upon several chopping and grinding chords
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Still Not Found
One would expect the musical backdrop for life in Tokyo to be a bit more busy, but Sophia Coppola is content to let the soundtrack to her glacially-paced sophomore film "Lost in Translation" slip through the listener's fingers
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E V E N T S

From Khmer Rouge to Khmerself
Forging a new life after escaping the spiked, iron fist
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T H E A T R E
I am Woman, Hear Me Sing, Rhyme, and do Standup Comedy
Exploring the horrors of the Wet Seal, the joys of LA traffic, and the origin of the bowl cut, Los Angeles-based female artists flex their muscles and their vocal chords in an energetic and genre-busting performance
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C L I P S
 
News Bites
Volcano High on MTV, Leslie Cheung Film Tribute, Shiri Actress in New ABC Show, John Woo's Paycheck, T.M Revolution's Sonic Warp, the L.A. Tet Festival and many more in this issue of News Bites.
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F O R E I G N
 
News From Abroad
Miss World 2003 held in China, the 2004 MTV Asia Awards in Singapore, Mu Zimei banned, and much much more in this issue of News From Abroad.
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