The Real-Life Japanese Pop Star Scandal That's Possibly Too Weird for a William Gibson Novel

In Idoru, William Gibson gave us a story of a Japanese rock star falling in love with a synthetic, virtual pop icon. Now, virtual popstars exist in Japan, and a new pop scandal might be just as weird as anything Gibson dreamed up, writes Miles Raymer in the Chicago Reader. There's a pop group called AKB48, which has… »2/04/13 7:00pm2/04/13 7:00pm