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Embattled actor Jussie Smollett apparently dropped from ‘Empire’

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 16:33
Jussie Smollett will not be returning to U.S. television series “Empire,” the show’s creator says, marking the first public confirmation that the actor has been ...

Samuel Beckett’s ‘Waiting for Godot’ is brought into the Reiwa Era

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 02:00
Why are thespians the world over so drawn to “Waiting for Godot,” that for many older actors playing one of its leads is as much ...

‘Erica 38’: The rise and fall of a true con artist

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 01:59
Con artists in movies are typically likeable rogues who prey on the deserving. The title character of Yuichi Hibi’s “Erica 38,” who is neither “Erica” ...

‘Children of the Sea’: Diving deep into animated beauty

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 01:58
‘Children of the Sea” has achieved the impossible.The new animated film from Studio 4°C adapts the manga of the same name by Daisuke Igarashi — ...

Darkness and Forgiveness: Haruki Murakami reflects on power and violence in the world and literature

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 20:52
This is the second in a two-part interview with novelist Haruki Murakami.In “Killing Commendatore,” the knife pierces the Commendatore’s thin body until it comes out ...

Japanese filmmaker debuts Parkland school shooting documentary

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 20:24
Following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that claimed 17 lives in early 2018, Japanese filmmaker Emily Taguchi and ...

Noted Japanese author Haruki Murakami looks back over 40 years of literary endeavors

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 17:00
Best-selling Japanese author Haruki Murakami sat down for an interview with Kyodo News in April on the 40th anniversary of his debut novel “Hear the ...

Ron Howard frames Pavarotti story through arias for new documentary

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 13:45
Director Ron Howard did not know much about opera, but he understands drama when he sees it, and Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti’s life was packed ...

Ep. 3 ‘Dreamed of Her’

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 02:17
Good things come to those who wait and, after patiently waiting through two episodes, I finally got to see what I show up to “Terrace ...

Ep. 2 ‘Tempura Incident’

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 02:12
Based on the title alone, my expectations going into episode two of “Terrace House” — titled “Tempura Incident” — were high. Viewers of the “Boys ...

The Royal Ballet brings the best of British ballet to Japan with its production of ‘Don Quixote’

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 02:00
For ballet fans across Japan, The Royal Ballet represents the pinnacle in dance, and its upcoming summer tour of Tokyo and Yokohama from June 21 ...

Ryuji Miyamoto: Looking back to go forward

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 01:59
"Invisible Land" at the TOP Museum doesn't showcase Ryuji Miyamoto's best-known works. Instead, it offers insight into the photographer's development of a style that led ...

‘The Art of Hayami Gyoshu’

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 01:58
June 8-Aug. 4Though known as a nihonga (Japanese-style) artist, Hayami Gyoshu (1894-1935) studied and advocated new painting styles, producing works that broke away from conventional ...

‘Picture Books, Book Design and Theater of the Capek Brothers’

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 01:57
June 8-July 15In 1920, the Czech playwright and critic Karel Capek (1890-1938) wrote “R.U.R.,” (“Rossumovi Univerzalni Roboti” known in English as “Rossum’s Universal Robots”), a ...

‘Who Opens Up the World?’

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 01:56
June 1-30One of the most powerful aspects of art is its ability to expand our perception of the world by introducing viewers to different concepts ...

Ep. 1 ‘We’re Back in Tokyo’

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 01:00
Konbanwa! It has been a long time coming but the international popularity of Netflix’s “Terrace House” can no longer be denied. The show is a ...

Spoiler alert: ‘Jeopardy!’ star James Holzhauer’s fate revealed

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 14:56
Stop right here, “Jeopardy!” fans who want to keep some mystery in their lives.For everyone else, know this: James Holzhauer isn’t invincible after all. The ...

David Lynch, Wes Studi among honorary Oscar recipients

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 12:23
The first Oscar winners of the season are already here. Groundbreaking filmmaker David Lynch, Cherokee-American actor Wes Studi, director Lina Wertmueller and actress Geena Davis ...

Russians criticize heavily edited version of Elton John film ‘Rocketman’

Sun, 06/02/2019 - 15:54
Russian gay rights activists and cultural figures are criticizing the local distributor of a new movie about Elton John for cutting scenes in it depicting ...

A diminished ‘Godzilla’ still bests ‘Rocketman’ and ‘Ma’

Sun, 06/02/2019 - 13:10
The latest iteration of the Godzilla franchise took over the top spot from “Aladdin” and roared louder than Elton John at the weekend box office, ...

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