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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, ...

When Japan strikes the right chord

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 23:17
From missionary work in Kagoshima Prefecture to creating arrangements for Joe Hisaishi's "Ni no Kuni" film score, composer Chad Cannon talks about his affinity with ...

‘The Future is Asian’: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ with infographics

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 06:38
Through in-depth research and infographics, Parag Khanna's "The Future is Asian" details the 21st-century socioeconomic pivot to Asia and why the region deserves its ...

‘Yokai Attack!’ review: The Japanese creatures that go bump in the night

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 06:36
"Yokai Attack! The Japanese Monster Survival Guide" terrorizes with well-researched descriptions and powerful illustrations of Japanese yokai (supernatural monsters), but also provides helpful hints on ...

‘Shoe Dog’ review: A ‘crazy idea,’ a multibillion dollar company

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 06:34
For runners and nonrunners alike, "Shoe Dog" is an invaluable glimpse into one of the world's most recognizable companies and its groundbreaking founder.

‘Bionic’ showgirl Viktoria Modesta to star at Paris’ famed Crazy Horse cabaret

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 04:03
“Bionic showgirl” Viktoria Modesta, who is set to take the stage at the risque Crazy Horse cabaret in Paris next week, says she has had ...

Leon Redbone, acclaimed 1970s jazz and blues musician, dies at 69

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 00:01
Leon Redbone, the blues and jazz artist whose growly voice, Panama hat and cultivated air of mystery made him seem like a character out of ...

Artist Miwa Komatsu wows Cleveland audience with live painting performance at Shinto exhibition

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 19:55
Wearing a pure white hakama (wide-legged pants worn over a kimono), a young Japanese woman appears on stage in the glass-covered atrium of the Cleveland ...

Rino Sashihara: Can one ‘idol’ beat the system?

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 00:45
An idol group such as AKB48 is designed for members to be easily replaced. The performers existing in these environments constantly get shuffled around and ...

Peelander-Yellow makes a triumphant homecoming from outer space

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 00:28
Kengo Hioki could well be described as eccentric.With his hair and beard both dyed neon yellow, Hioki has taken his stage name, “Peelander-Yellow,” to heart. ...

Ashton Kutcher testifies he knocked on slain woman’s door in 2001

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 15:24
Ashton Kutcher testified at a Los Angeles murder trial Wednesday that he went to pick up a 22-year-old fashion-design student to go out for drinks ...

The return of the Beatles to Japanese stages with ‘Backbeat’

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 04:00
As a concept, “if” may be mere conjecture in real life. In fact, though, if Stuart Sutcliffe hadn’t taken his best friend John Lennon’s advice ...

‘A Long Goodbye’: Taking a lighter look at Alzheimer’s

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 03:59
Japanese films about dementia are by now many and, given demographic trends here, interest in the subject is both natural and necessary.But as seen in ...

‘Lupin the IIIrd: Fujiko Mine’s Lie’: A classic anime franchise goes back to basics

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 03:58
Last month, Japan lost a cultural giant. April 11 saw the passing of Kazuhiko Kato — better known by the pen name Monkey Punch — ...

All aboard: the art of sampling Japan’s railways

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 04:55
In the rest of the world, trainspotting is something of a niche hobby, but in Japan it is much more mainstream. Combine a natural predilection ...

Yu Araki: What you get is what you see

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 04:54
The minimalist elegance of Yu Araki's "Le Souvenir Du Japon" at first seems to be an affirmation of civilization and the redemptive possibilities of beauty; ...

‘Bijin-ga: The World of Fine Feminine Beauty’

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 04:53
June 1-Aug. 30During the Meiji Era (1868-1912), portraits of beautiful women — which later became known as bijinga — evolved to focus on not only ...