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    ‘akira,’ ‘2 broke girls’ and re-framing the hollywood race debate.

    Fanboys and fangirls either fist-pumped with joy or slumped down in disappointment at the news that the live-action American adaptation of manga series Akira has been put on hold once again, this time reportedly because of budget concerns. The movie’s been in the proverbial pipeline for years now with a number of big stars tied […]

    inside the yakuza.

    File this under “Amazing/Gutsy/Makes Your Tattoo Look Totally Weaksauce.” I’ve been fascinated by the Yakuza – Japan’s above-ground but still secretive organized gangs – ever since I covered the Yakuza video game. Belgian photographer Anton Kusters is releasing a second edition of his book “Odo Yakuza Tokyo,” a visual chronicle of two years he spent […]