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Vertical Vednesday Chapter 3 – Yanki doodle Dandy
What do Yanki and Yankees have in common? Clearly there is a collective sense of passion for community and brotherhood that cannot be measured by numerical means. Many Japanese Yanki and 18th Century American patriots also have been known for their hair as much as their willingness to take to arms…But that is where the similarities end.
Modern day Yanki are a mix of old-skool rebel charm and toughness wrapped in hip-hop threads and punk rock bling. Being a Yanki is as much about the attitude as it is the outfit, and after being sent to reform school by PTAs and mass media for more than a decade these fictional thugs for life are once again taking the J-Pop scene by storm.
In the latest edition of Vertical Vednesday our Japanese pop-culture themed book club will carefully take on the world of Yanki in manga, prose and film. From the bad boys of Be-Bop High School to Hiroshi Takahashi`s modern day rebels without a clue, Yanki have repeatedly shown why nice guys always finish last.
Books Kinokuniya New York, 1073 Avenue of the Americas
Date: June 24, 2009 (Wednesday), 6:30-8:00~
Drinks and snacks will be provided.
Please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org