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Hathaways – Hand Me Down

Hathaways’ first EP release Hand me Down is a really fresh startup for the duo, who combine indie folk with Peruvian flavor that sounds familiar, yet brand new.

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Juri Ueno – AO AKUA

AO AKUA is Japanese actress Juri Ueno’s follow-up to A Piacere. This time around, Juri travels to Maui on an energetic/cleansing trip experience. Accompanying her and in charge of the photos is Yuichiro Kobayashi.

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Too Foreign for your Own Good, Sing in English.

The recent release of BoA’s English debut, and Utada Hikaru’s 3rd English release switched on my rant button, and prompted me to search for articles on why non-English artists must release music in the language, and oftentimes ditch their native tongue, to get into their market.

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L Word, The – Season 6 – Final

Showtime’s drama The L Word aired its last episode weeks ago, but what has the show left? The season was pretty messy, as it introduced a new storyline in 3/4 of a season, and it never wrapped anything up.

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Desperate Housewives – Season 5

Something must be off on Wisteria Lane. The dark suburban humor and the telenovela mystery of the season were what made this a good show, which now has turned into a pretty much humorless non-mystery telenovela.

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YAM – Issue 003

This new issue has reviews on the Tokyo! Michel Gondry-related project, as well as Maria Larsson’s Everlasting Moments, Watchmen, and a lot of music… including an article on why international artists need to record music in English~

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TVXQ! – The Secret Code

After the huge success of Mirotic, DBSK is back with their Japanese comeback. Just a year after T, they try to keep the new style they acquired for their Korean release, but the attempt falls short.

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The Milk of Sorrow & Peruvian Cinema

Claudia Llosa’s sophomore feature about Fausta, a young woman trying to find enough money to bury her mother, who after somany years of grieving has passed on. Some 25 years ago, Fausta’s mother was raped by terrorists, and as a result passed the traumatic experience to her now fearful daughter.

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Buono! – Buono! 2

Buono! is what is good and perfect in the H!P family. Sure, they are heavily produced, but if you love anime music then this is the album for you. Every song on this album is like a perfect cousin to the song before.