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White is not as monotone as some think

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 04:29
Devoid of ornamentation, yet still sculptural and expressive, Korean Joseon dynasty porcelain could change the way you think about minimalist ceramics.

‘Rubens and the Birth of the Baroque’

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 04:28
Oct. 16-Jan. 20The master Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was a prominent influence on the development of Baroque (17th to 18th century) art and ...


Tue, 10/09/2018 - 04:27
Oct. 10-Dec. 8Using innovative techniques that he devised himself, Kohei Nawa alters man-made materials to create works that are evocative of living organisms. The concept ...

‘Watanabe Teiichi: A Retrospective’

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 04:26
Oct. 13-Nov. 11At the age of 18, Teiichi Watanabe (1917-81) moved to Tokyo to study at the Kawabata Painting School. Though he was struck by ...

‘Bad Blood’: Trump sours on Taylor Swift after she endorses Tennessee Democrat

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 17:06
U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday he liked pop superstar Taylor Swift’s music “about 25 percent less” after her endorsement of the Democrat in Tennessee’s ...

Former Trump aide Hope Hicks to supervise messaging at Fox firm

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 14:36
President Trump’s former communications chief Hope Hicks is taking on a similar role at the new Fox company, meaning she’ll supervise messaging at her former ...

Bill Cosby’s lawyers ask court to void conviction and prison sentence, cite trial errors

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 17:05
Lawyers for Bill Cosby want a court to overturn the actor’s conviction and three- to 10-year sentence in his Pennsylvania sex assault case because of ...

Scott Wilson, ‘In Cold Blood’ and ‘Walking Dead’ actor, dies at 76

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 14:21
Scott Wilson, who played the murderer Robert Hickock in 1967’s “In Cold Blood” and was a series regular on “The Walking Dead,” has died. He ...

Haruki Murakami says good writing is what he can do to help people in times of trouble

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 01:45
Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami said Saturday writing good stories is the best he can do for victims of terrorist attacks and natural disasters such as ...

Banksy canvas sells for $1.4 million — before self-destructing

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 00:02
Art prankster Banksy has struck again.A work by the elusive street artist self-destructed in front of startled auction-goers Friday, moments after being sold for £1.04 ...

‘The Children Gone to Poland’ traces North Korea war orphans abroad

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 19:00
A new documentary sheds light on the little-known story of North Korean war orphans sent to Poland, where they formed an unlikely bond with their ...

‘Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts’: Deliciously sinister, beautifully illustrated supernatural tales

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 06:38
Hard-boiled, multifaceted writer Joel Rose paired up with the late Anthony Bourdain to pen "Anthony Bourdain's Hungry Ghosts," an illustrated collection of fright and food ...

‘Studies in Intellectual History of Tokugawa Japan’: Chronicling the political theory of the Edo Period

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 06:36
In “Studies in Intellectual History of Tokugawa Japan,” leading postwar political scientist Masao Maruyama chronicles the ideas and debates of scholars throughout the Edo Period ...

‘When I Was a Wolf’: Western fairy tales reinterpreted, for better or for worse

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 06:34
Shuji Terayama's "When I Was a Wolf" is a collection of essays that reappraise Western fairy tales, fables and literature and flips them head over ...

Composer Ryuichi Sakamoto fulfills childhood dream by working on Kobun Shizuno’s animation film

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 05:18
Oscar-winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto has spent a career steeped in high drama but Saturday the Japanese star revealed he had now realized a childhood dream ...

Renowned Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballe dies at age 85

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 03:01
Montserrat Caballe, a Spanish opera singer renowned for her bel canto technique and her interpretations of the roles of Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti, has died. ...

No beating the rap: 28-year prison sentence for killing caps long fall for ‘Suge’ Knight

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 17:18
Marion “Suge” Knight was sentenced Thursday to 28 years in prison for mowing down and killing a Compton businessman in a case that completed the ...

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia’s mini party is worth a little look

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 00:54
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, which selects a qualifying short film for the Academy Awards every year, will present its Autumn Screening from Oct. ...

The experiment continues on Kyoto’s stages

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 00:45
The #MeToo movement has been gaining momentum in Japan over the past year, though its impact on public life hasn’t been anywhere near as strong ...

‘Hurricane — The Life of Tian Han’ tells the story of the father of contemporary Chinese theater

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 00:44
There has always been a considerable amount of cultural exchange between China and Japan, but we’ve recently been seeing it take place in new areas ...