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Ryū Murakami

Ryū Murakami is a Japanese novelist, filmmaker and talk show host. Awarded the prestigious Akutagawa Prize in 1976 for his first book, a novel about a group of young people drowned in sex and drugs, he has gone on to explore with cinematic intensity the themes of violence and technology in contemporary Japanese society. His novels include Coin Locker Babies, Sixty-Nine, Popular Hits of the Showa Era, Audition, In the Miso Soup and From the Fatherland, with Love. Murakami is also a screenwriter and a director; his films include Tokyo Decadence, Audition and Because of You.



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February 2014

Starting with a Bang: Hannah Höch and The First International Dada Fair

Daniel F. Herrmann

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February 2014

A spectre haunted the Lützow-Ufer – the spectre of Dadaism. It hung from the ceiling and peered down from the...

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September 2013

9/11 Emerging

Joseph McElroy

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September 2013

Others have it worse, have had, will always. ‘We,’ though, own the record now for largest building collapse.  ...

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November 2014

Conversations About a Play

Louise Stern

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November 2014

Editor’s note: The images in the slideshow document a conversation on paper between the writer and artist Louise Stern...

 

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