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Four-Act Photography Exhibition on Display Now

// by Jessie Fast // Local artist Go F. Googolight is currently exhibiting a four-act photography series, Elements, in Akita City. Displayed in AIU College Café’s gallery space, the rotating photographs concentrate on four separate but related themes, culminating in an opening reception on the first day of the final act. The exhibition began with the first … Continue reading

The Great Gatsby

// by Jessie Fast // I’d been waiting so long to see The Great Gatsby that I did not hesitate to catch Toho Cinemas’ late showing on opening day. I’d read the book in high school, bought the soundtrack when it was released online, and have been a fan of director Baz Luhrmann’s style since … Continue reading

Sound of Followers: Live Music in a Laid-Back Setting

// by Katie Yantzi // In a dark and cool brick building, tucked away in Yokote’s Omori town, the soothing notes of a guitar are punctuated only by the concertgoers who have begun to sway and sing along, and the outbursts of the drunken man at the front. “Sakura, Sakuraaaa –” “ –YEEEAAAAAAAAAAAHH!!!”  This inebriated fan throws … Continue reading