Chris Randle is a writer from Toronto and a contributing editor at Hazlitt. Early next year his comic Charivari, with Mia Schwartz, will begin serializing in Adult magazine. His Tumblr is Beau Travail, his Twitter is @randlechris and his email is quimper [at] gmail.
Discovering Japan: “A Geopolitical Prehistory of J-Pop”
It would be difficult to discuss Japanese popular music without mentioning the country’s experience as a rapidly modernizing empire remade again by the lighter-handed hegemon that defeated it. This is the story told by Michael K. Bourdaghs’s Sayonara Amerika, Sayonara Nippon: A Geopolitical Prehistory of J-Pop....