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Justin H. Min and Lucy Boynton in "The Greatest Hits" walk on a city street with shops and red lanterns in the background.

Time-travel romance ‘The Greatest Hits’ gets it very nearly right

…except the ending

A woman is DJing while wearing a focused expression. She is wearing headphones and manipulating discs and knobs in a room illuminated by purple lights.

Hiroko Yamamura brings ’80s Japanese cyberpunk into the DJ scene

The DJ from Chicago tackles the music scene with a unassailable sense of humor and a peerless love of anime

Photo collage of authors Jessie Ren Marshall and Christine Ma-Kellams

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