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Banana-eating performance artist was ‘hungry’

10 hours 7 min ago
Performance artist David Datuna waited two hours until “I was hungry” before eating a pricey banana artwork in Miami, he explained with laughter on Monday ...

‘Frozen 2’ leads box office again; ‘Playmobil’ flops

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 15:55
“Frozen 2” blanketed multiplexes for the third straight weekend, continuing its reign at No. 1 with $34.7 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates ...

Puppeteer who performed as Big Bird and Oscar on ‘Sesame Street’ dies at 85

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 14:45
Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who brought boyish vulnerability to Big Bird, the towering yellow-plumed character, during 50 years on the groundbreaking children’s television show “Sesame ...

‘Japan’s Infamous Unit 731’: Testament to the very worst of human experimentation

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 06:36
The recent reprint of Hal Gold's book, "Japan's Infamous Unit 731," keeps alive the memory of human rights atrocities committed by the Imperial Japanese Army.

For children’s book author Mitsumasa Anno, pictures speak louder than words

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 06:34
Travel around the world with Mitsumasa Anno's iconic "Anno's Journey" series, which introduces children to countries and customs through meticulous illustrations.

Singer R. Kelly charged with buying illegal ID to before marrying underage Aaliyah in 1994

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 21:51
U.S. federal prosecutors are accusing singer R. Kelly of scheming with others to pay for a fake ID for an unnamed female a day before ...

How the artwork from anime classic ‘Akira’ was given a permanent home in the U.S.

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 19:31
More than 30 years after the anime world was set alight by 'Akira,' the original artwork from the film has found a permanent home in ...

Marie Kondo: The face of 2019

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 19:30
With Marie Kondo's new online store garnering mixed reactions, the year ended almost as it began, with people arguing about the tidying consultant.

Steve Gadd: Drummer still ‘laying it down,’ 50 years on

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 19:30
Ahead of his band's tour of Japan, Steve Gadd discusses a career drumming for the likes of James Brown, Eric Clapton and Steely Dan.

‘My Girlfriend is a Serial Killer’: A rom-com slasher for killing time

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 19:28
In this adapation of the lurid manga series "Peephole," Yosuke Sugino plays a suicidal shut-in who falls for his murderous neighbor.

‘Talking the Pictures’: Talking up the magic of silent films

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 19:25
Masayuki Suo's comedy celebrates a bygone era of Japanese silent films and live narrators.

Daniel Craig’s license as James Bond expires with ‘No Time to Die’

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 13:59
In the latest James Bond movie, “No Time to Die,” Daniel Craig dons the famed tuxedo of the iconic British secret agent 007 for his ...

South Korean actor Cha In-ha found dead in latest K-pop tragedy

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 23:03
South Korean actor Cha In-ha was found dead in his home, police said Wednesday, the country’s third young celebrity to die in the past two ...

Bach to basics with father and son maestros

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 19:30
Masaaki Suzuki and his son Masato are decidating their time to promoting the music of Johann Sebastian Bach through Bach Collegium Japan

Nakamura Hochu: The Osakan Rinpa pioneer

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 19:29
The Rinpa school of painting’s initial phase was formed by the superlative talents of Honami Koetsu (1558-1637) and Tawaraya Sotatsu (c. 1570-c. 1630) in late ...

‘Hodaka Yoshida: Walls of Wonder’

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 19:28
Dec. 7-Feb. 16, 2020Hodaka Yoshida (1926-95) grew up under the influence of a creative family. His father was a Western-style painter and printmaker, and his ...

‘Sakata Kazuo: Recoup Lost Ground’

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 19:27
Dec. 7-Jan. 26, 2020In 1921, Kazuo Sakata (1889-1956) was first introduced to abstract painting during a trip to France, where he studied art under Fernand ...

‘Five Rooms for Kyoto: 1972-2019’

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 19:26
Dec. 14-Feb. 2, 2020When media began to influence art during the early 1970s, Joan Jonas was an influential pioneer of video performance art, and is ...

Makoto Shinkai’s anime ‘Weathering With You’ nominated for Annie Awards

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 22:25
The anime film “Weathering With You” by Makoto Shinkai has been nominated in four categories in the 47th annual Annie Awards, including best animated independent ...

Placido Domingo denies alleged casting power abuse: report

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 16:34
Opera legend Placido Domingo has been quoted by a leading Italian daily as saying he did not abuse his power in casting, part of allegations ...