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Ruth Saxelby

Ruth Saxelby is a writer and editor based in New York City. She has contributed to music sites including NPR Music and Pitchfork, and was previously the managing editor at the FADER.

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Ryuichi Sakamoto Finds a Melody for the Unnameable

In Nagisa Oshima’s POW drama Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, a palpable but forbidden attraction achieves its most potent expression through music.

By Ruth Saxelby