Anna Sherman’s travel book about Tokyo reads like no other, part history, part fiction, all grounded in fact. A staggering reassembling of an ancient city turned neon metropolis.
It was an evening thin on logic. Local police unearthed a meme stash, Japan launched an opulent train and North Korea made yet more nuclear threats. Go back to sleep. You’re dreaming. Sleeeeeeep.
What do you need to experience the sprawling entirety of Tokyo in a single day? Well, a spreadsheet, an eye for details, and a montage (or two)
And then, he riseth. But hopefully, you’re still in bed. Long Reads this week features the legacy of Baader-Meinhof, Friends for hire and ancient Benin.
Yalei Wang has tried, but she’s had enough. She’s leaving Melbourne…and this time, it’s for good.