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‘Gather: Gift’

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 02:56
Feb. 16-March 16In 2017, psychologist and art critic Yasuo Miwaki organized an art exhibition featuring two artists — Yoshinobu Nakagawa and Kohei Takahashi — titled ...

‘Kinkakuji’: Staging a Japanese classic with a German twist

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 01:00
A new opera based on the quintessentially Japanese novel “Kinkakuji” is set to open in Tokyo following a premiere held not in Kyoto, where the ...

George Clooney returns to high school read ‘Catch 22’ for Hulu show

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 14:49
George Clooney says he never expected his next project to be a miniseries based on a novel he read in high school.But against his initial ...

‘Vice’ star Christian Bale calls Dick Cheney a much richer film character than Trump

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 12:05
“Vice” star Christian Bale said Monday that Dick Cheney made for a much richer movie character than Donald Trump ever could because he exercised his ...

Female acts and rap songs win big at Grammy Awards

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 00:20
Women and rap triumphed at the Grammys on Sunday as female acts took home top prizes including album of the year and best new artist, ...

Nancy Pelosi gets rock star treatment at Clive Davis pre-Grammy gala

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 16:47
The audience at Clive Davis’ white-hot gala included Barbra Streisand, Joni Mitchell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, but it was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who got the ...

The art of video games: We’re not just playing around anymore

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 02:00
As comment on the gaming industry, and by extrapolation, the human condition, "In a Gamescape" at the NTT Intercommunication Center at times pretty merciless. But ...

‘Cherry’ Ingram: An homage to the British savior of Japan’s cherry blossoms

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 06:38
Naoko Abe's "'Cherry' Ingram: The Englishman Who Saved Japan's Blossoms," an enchanting story about an Englishman's attempts to preserve Japan's rich cherry tree heritage in ...

‘Philosophers of Nothingness’: Philosophy built on quietly gripping human dramas

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 06:36
Heisig's "Philosophers of Nothingness" introduces the Kyoto School's three main philosophers: Kitaro Nishida, Hajime Tanabe and Keiji Nishitani.

‘Beneath the Sleepless Tossing of the Planets’: Revisiting the work of one of Japan’s most celebrated contemporary poets

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 06:34
A new edition of popular contemporary poet Makoto Ooka's "Beneath the Sleepless Tossing of the Planets" includes the original Japanese texts of each poem, early ...

Chemical Brothers, The Cure and Sia among first batch of acts for Fuji Rock Festival ’19

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 19:48
Also appearing on the bill are Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, James Blake, Mitski and Janelle Monae, with many more still to be announced.

Just who will fill the Arashi void?

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 00:38
Fans of Arashi still haven’t come to terms with the news that the J-pop group will go on a hiatus at the end of 2020, ...

Rapper Chanmina is blurring the lines of genre and nationality

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 00:34
Everyone has moments where they have to choose between two paths that will lead to drastically different lives. For Mina Otomonai, it came during her ...

Actress Jennifer Lawrence to tie the knot with art dealer

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 14:35
Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, one of Hollywood’s most eligible singles, is tying the knot.The 28-year-old “Hunger Games” star is engaged to art dealer Cooke Maroney, ...

Dress Marilyn Monroe wore to announce Joe DiMaggio split to go on block

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 14:34
The black dress that a distraught Marilyn Monroe wore to a 1954 press conference announcing her separation from baseball legend Joe DiMaggio less than a ...

Life after “The Bachelor Japan”: The one who got away

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 04:00
Searching for love on the reality TV series “The Bachelor Japan,” a record number of women have already applied for the show’s third season, set ...

‘Whistleblower’: Corporate drama dialled up to 11

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 03:59
Japan is justly praised for its law-abiding citizenry. Drop your wallet on the street here and a kind local is likely to come running after ...

‘City Hunter The Movie: Shinjuku Private Eyes’: Dated gags in modern-day Tokyo

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 03:58
It’s back. “City Hunter,” the Tsukasa Hojo-penned manga about a crime-solving “sweeper” for hire named Ryo Saeba (Akira Kamiya) was pretty much an anime institution ...

Deportation candidate 21 Savage’s English origins stun fans of the Atlanta rapper

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 16:43
It was a shock for fans when 21 Savage was taken into custody by U.S. immigration agents in Georgia. It was an even bigger shock ...

Liam Neeson says he is ‘not racist’ after admitting he hunted for random black man to kill decades ago

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 14:30
Hollywood star Liam Neeson insisted Tuesday he was “not racist” after confessing that he had once set out to attack random black men after a ...