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‘La Caricature is Here!’

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 03:26
Jan. 12- Feb. 24On Nov. 4, 1830, the first issue of Caricature, edited by Charles Philipon (1800-61), was published in Paris. The groundbreaking weekly magazine, ...

Kevin Spacey’s lawyers enter not guilty plea in Massachusetts sex assault trial

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 12:13
Lawyers for Kevin Spacey entered a not guilty plea on his behalf in Massachusetts court Monday on charges he groped an 18-year-old busboy in 2016.The ...

Supreme Court snubs suit by actress Olivia de Havilland, 102, against FX Networks

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 12:05
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider reviving a lawsuit by 102-year-old Oscar-winning actress Olivia de Havilland accusing a Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. ...

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ wins best picture and Glenn Close upsets Lady Gaga at Golden Globes

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 22:50
Thunder bolt and lighting rocked the 76th Golden Globes where a string of upsets culminated with the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” winning best picture, ...

Drugmakers seek sanctions over ’60 Minutes’ comments seen as tainting potential jury pools

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 15:04
Several drug manufacturers targeted in lawsuits over the opioid epidemic have asked a federal judge in Cleveland to sanction the man who is Ohio’s attorney ...

Danish shows taking global TV world by storm

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 14:39
With original boundary-breaking content, thrilling plots and charismatic actors, Danish television series have captivated audiences worldwide in recent years.The latest show to hit the small ...

Second chance for Japan’s manga museum

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 01:30
While official Japan may be slow to act on the appeal of its otaku mavens, the rest of the world appears keen to embrace manga ...

Film critics choose ‘The Rider’ as best picture of 2018; ‘Roma’ wins most awards

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 21:16
The National Society of Film Critics on Saturday chose Chloe Zhao’s low-budget debut feature, “The Rider,” as best picture of 2018.Director Alfonso Cuaron’s black-and-white “Roma” ...

‘Oyako’: Capturing the intimacy of parent-child bonds

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 06:57
Photographer Bruce Osborn brings together some of his most inspired portraits of parents with their children, all taken in his past four decades in Japan.

Singaporean publisher mines Asia’s wealth of short stories

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 06:34
Two stories by Japan-based writers appear in the “The Best Asian Short Stories 2018” anthology published by Kitaab in Singapore. The Best Asian Short Stories ...

Gunma charcoal artist uses DIY spirit to lead full country life

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 03:20
In a mountainous farming village near Oze National Park, a popular eastern Japan marshland frequented by hikers, an artist who crafts accessories and ornaments out ...

Idol-pop trio turn temples into gig spots

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 23:42
The members of one all-girl pop group that performs primarily at temples in Kyoto has seen their prayers answered in recent years as their fan ...

Comedian Akira 100% reveals his naked ambition

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 23:39
His naked tray act may not be to everyone’s liking, but Akira Ohashi is too focused on the positives to worry about that. The Saitama-born, ...

‘Captain’ of Captain & Tennille, Daryl Dragon, dies at 76

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 20:33
Daryl Dragon, the cap-wearing “Captain” of Captain & Tennille who teamed with then-wife Toni Tennille on such easy-listening hits as “Love Will Keep Us Together” ...

Netflix censorship risks helping Saudi crackdown on expression: Amnesty

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 12:21
Netflix’s decision to pull an episode of a show critical of Saudi authorities risks facilitating a crackdown on freedom of expression in the kingdom, Amnesty ...

Sho player Ko Ishikawa pushes the boundaries of gagaku with free improvisation

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 23:25
Ko Ishikawa plays the sho, a bamboo free-reed mouth harp that first came to Japan from China in the Nara Period (710-794). Despite what you ...

“Astral Abnormal Suzuki-san”: YouTube comedy series makes it to the big screen

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 23:25
What is the future of films in Japan? Bigger spectacles backed by media conglomerates? Maybe at the top end of the industry. At the lower ...

Netflix locally drops satire episode critical of Saudi Arabia after Riyadh gripes

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 12:32
Netflix has removed an episode of a satirical comedy show that criticizes Saudi Arabia after officials in the kingdom complained, raising new questions about the ...

German-Jewish author Edgar Hilsenrath, famed for fictional Nazi’s account of Holocaust, dies at 92

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 12:30
Edgar Hilsenrath, a German-Jewish writer whose fictional account of the Holocaust from the perspective of a Nazi perpetrator became a best-seller, has died at 92.The ...

See, shop and play to start off 2019

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 16:58
Even in icy winds, going out in the Tokyo area around New Year’s can warm people’s hearts and light up their souls. Many events that ...