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Jimmy Kimmel to open comedy club in hometown Las Vegas in 2019

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 18:36
Jimmy Kimmel will see a dream come true when he opens a comedy club next spring in Las Vegas where he will make regular appearances ...

Kate Hudson has third child and first daughter, named Rani

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 16:50
Kate Hudson says her baby girl is here.The “Almost Famous” actress announced Wednesday on her Instagram account that Rani (RAH-nee) Rose Hudson Fujikawa was born ...

When Ami Yamasaki begins to sing, brooks, birds and barks emerge

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 03:30
I first heard Ami Yamasaki’s voice in 2016 at a studio where I hosted a radio show in New York. She popped by to promote ...

‘Dare to Stop Us’: Japanese cinema’s bad boy as seen by one of the women who worked with him

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 03:29
In the 1960s Koji Wakamatsu was Japanese cinema’s enfant terrible: A real-life outlaw — he once joined a yakuza gang and served time in prison ...

‘You Are the Apple of My Eye’: A missed chance at romance isn’t a bad thing

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 03:28
‘You Are the Apple of My Eye,” a teen romance by writer and director Giddens Ko in 2011, became a hit not only in his ...

The bots awaken: Half of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ haters were trolls or not even human, study says

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 21:51
How much did movie fans hate “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”?Perhaps not as fiercely as social media might suggest, according to a U.S. academic study ...

Real Peggy Sue, of 1958 Buddy Holly song fame, dies in Texas at 78

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 14:03
The Texas woman who inspired the 1958 Buddy Holly song “Peggy Sue” has died at a Lubbock hospital.Peggy Sue Gerron Rackham of Lubbock died Monday ...

‘Music progresses when people make mistakes’: Foodman favors taking risks on new album

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 03:10
Last month, the return of Ultra Japan to Tokyo provoked the usual eye-rolls with its parade of EDM superstars gallivanting onstage to obviously pre-recorded sets. ...

A master of Zen wisdom and dad jokes

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 03:09
Among Sengai's many depictions of tubby old men enjoying themselves is one outlier titled "An Old Man's Excuse," which shows a crotchety grump saying, "If ...

‘Vermeer: Making the Difference — Vermeer and Dutch Art’

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 03:08
Oct. 5-Feb. 3Johannes Vermeer (1632-75), the Dutch Golden Age master often nicknamed the “magician of light,” was renowned for his sophisticated depiction of light and ...

‘Exotic x Modern: French Art Deco and Inspiration From Afar’

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 03:07
Oct. 6-Jan. 14Art deco, which flourished in Europe between World War I and II, was largely influenced by the arts of other countries, such as ...

‘Graphic Designer Shigemi Hijikata’

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 03:06
Oct. 6-Dec. 9Illustrator and graphic designer Shigemi Hijikata (1915-1986) graduated from Tama Teikoku Art School (present-day Tama Art University) before working at Toho Studios from ...

ABC’s Cecilia Vega, CNN’s Kaitlan Collins face Trump wrath over questions on top court pick

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 18:40
ABC’s Cecilia Vega and CNN’s Kaitlan Collins were targets of a combative President Donald Trump for asking questions about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at ...

At 22, Hiroshi Okuyama becomes youngest winner of San Sebastian new director award

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 02:00
Hiroshi Okuyama, 22, won the new director award at the 66th San Sebastian International Film Festival on Saturday, becoming the youngest recipient of the honor ...

Dirt and difficulty: Life as the wife of a Buddhist monk

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 06:57
Tracy Franz's poignant memoir, "My Year of Dirt and Water," is full of carefully observed details. Organised by the season and dated like a diary, ...

John Okada’s ‘No-No Boy’: Once overlooked, now a classic tale of identity

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 06:36
"No-No Boy," a 1957 novel by Japanese-American writer John Okada, unravels the complicated, varied perspectives of Japanese-Americans in the aftermath of World War II under ...

Kenji Miyazawa’s ‘Once and Forever’: More than a happy ending

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 06:34
"Once and Forever" is a brand-new selection of 24 lesser-known, but equally delightful and imaginative tales by Kenji Miyazawa expertly translated into English by the ...

Japanese film has its own ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ if you know where to look

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 00:29
‘Crazy Rich Asians” made headlines this summer for being the first Hollywood film in a quarter of a century to feature a main cast entirely ...

Inmate NN7687 Bill Cosby stays in single cell before being placed in general prison population

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 17:04
Bill Cosby spent his first night in prison alone, in a single cell near the infirmary, as he began his three-to-10-year sentence for sexual assault.Corrections ...

Seiko Oomori: J-pop’s reigning rule-breaker

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 03:10
Pop music often opts for positivity rather than confronting the uncomfortable, but Seiko Oomori has never really adhered to J-pop norms.“The bad things that happen ...

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