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Auction of Frank Sinatra jewelry, art and personal effects fetches $9.2 million

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 22:03
It was definitely “All” rather than “Nothing at All” at a Frank Sinatra auction in New York, where items owned by the late icon and ...

Kendrick Lamar leads Grammy nominations

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 21:11
The music of “Black Panther,” with Kendrick Lamar in its starring role, officially owns the 2019 Grammy Awards, where women are heavily represented in the ...

‘Convenience Store Woman,’ by Sayaka Murata, among New Yorker magazine’s Best Books 2018

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 01:44
“Convenience Store Woman,” a novel by author Sayaka Murata, has made the cut of nine titles for the New Yorker magazine’s Best Books 2018.“It was ...

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s ‘Shoplifters’ makes nominee list for Golden Globe awards

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 21:17
Director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters” has been nominated best foreign language film of 2018 ahead of January’s Golden Globe awards, organizers said Thursday.His compatriot Mamoru Hosoda’s ...

Sean Penn working on documentary on Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s slaying

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 12:14
A Turkish official says Sean Penn is in Turkey working on a documentary about the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in ...

Blockbuster Queen biopic reignites Japanese fans’ passions

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 02:14
“Bohemian Rhapsody,” a biographical film about the legendary British rock band Queen, is captivating the hearts of young and old alike in Japan, where in ...

Counting down to the Year of the Boar: Festivals, foxes and fireworks welcome 2019 in Tokyo

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 02:00
With the end of the year drawing closer, the pressure is on to figure out how to greet the Year of the Boar. If the ...

Bridges built by the power of K-pop and J-pop

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 01:40
This year hasn’t been a particularly warm one for the relationship between Japan and South Korea. Ongoing tension stemming from Japan’s colonization of its neighbor ...

British Museum to hold largest-ever manga exhibition outside Japan

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 00:55
The British Museum said Wednesday it will hold from May the largest exhibition of manga ever to take place outside of Japan, showcasing original Japanese ...

Los Angeles film museum to debut with exhibit showcasing work of Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 02:34
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which hands out the Oscars, said on Tuesday that its planned Los Angeles museum will open in ...

A suburban home becomes an oasis for fans of girls’ manga

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 02:30
A Tokyo couple has filled their home with tens of thousands of comics, and everyone is welcome to read them.

‘jam’: Comedy with a touch of ‘Misery’

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 02:29
The films of Sabu — the pseudonym of actor-turned-director Hiroyuki Tanaka — are typically about guys on the move, be it as a troubled soul ...

‘A Crimson Star’: A taboo and toxic story of love

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 02:28
At a time when many aspiring Japanese filmmakers spend years working on other people’s movies before having a chance to make one of their own, ...

On the road to new experiences, post-SMAP, with Tsuyoshi Kusanagi

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 03:30
It has been almost two years since pop group SMAP split up, but its demise after over two decades at the forefront of entertainment in ...

‘Les Mains sans Sommeil’: It’s not what you do, it’s the way you do it

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 03:29
"Les Mains Sans Sommeil" is an ode to handiwork by Hermes artists-in-residence, whose experimental textile works wrestle with beauty and desire in surprising ways.

‘Tadanobu Asano 3634’

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 03:28
Dec. 7-March 31Tadanobu Asano, is best known as an actor, but in 2013, he began sketching and drawing to kill time on sets during the ...

‘Hiroko Tsuchida Solo Exhibition: “Do — Where’s a Will, There’s a Way”‘

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 03:27
Dec. 8-April 7A graduate of the Nagoya University of Arts, contemporary artist Hiroko Tsuchida has won multiple awards including the Franck Muller Art Grand Prix ...

‘Like a Star: Leaving and the Things That Are Left’

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 03:26
Dec. 8-Feb. 11The Ashiya City Museum of Art and History’s documentation of artists includes historical sketchbooks, diaries, manuscripts and photographs, many of which were once ...

U.S. radio station freezes out holiday song ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ over lyrics deemed inappropriate to women

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 14:47
A U.S. radio station is giving the cold shoulder to the classic “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” removing the song from its lineup of holiday music ...

Popular scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson rejects alleged sexual misconduct spanning decades

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 16:47
Well-known author and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on Sunday denied allegations by three women of sexual misconduct spanning several decades.Tyson, 60, who has built a ...