The picks of the week from around the web.

  • Introduction to Shigeru Mizuki. Matthew Penney has written a primer on the great Japanese mangaka, accompanied by a short and didactic, but touching comic on Japan’s wars in Southeast Asia (I think I got this from Dirk). Also, read the Bunker review of his great Nonnonba.
  • Isbjerg remixes hip hop classics. Retired Danish MC Isbjerg has taken to homegrown remixing, and his work is pretty fun. Check out his hypothetical 1988 version of El-P’s masterful I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead, for example.
  • Information: “Lad idioterne nakke hinanden” (for our Danish readers). This is a bit old, but is well-written and delightfully sarcastic commentary on the current wild west gang war tendencies in Copenhagen by author Morten Vammen.