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‘Rei Naito: On This Bright Earth I See You’

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 03:11
July 28-Oct. 8Contemporary artist Rei Naito is highly acclaimed for work that questions the significance of humanity’s existence on Earth. Inspired by light, air, wind, ...

‘Enoco Chitchat Museum’

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 03:10
Aug. 4-26In general, museums in Japan ask visitors to be considerate to others by viewing artworks in near silence. The Enokojima Art, Culture and Creative ...

Art dealer ‘finds’ six Willem de Kooning artworks in New Jersey storage unit

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 02:37
When an American art dealer dropped $15,000 on what he thought was “junk” in a New Jersey storage locker, he never imagined it could be ...

Filmmaker makes her case for a nuclear phase-out in latest documentary

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 01:27
Masako Sakata, an award-winning Japanese documentary film director, took the long route to answer a gnawing question: How is it that Japan is still wedded ...

Prompted by disguised Sacha Baron Cohen, Georgia GOP lawmaker slings racist slurs in Showtime series

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 18:46
A Georgia lawmaker is the latest public figure caught with his pants down on provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen’s new cable TV series, this time literally, ...

‘Infowars’ conspiracy theorist host Alex Jones seeks to ditch Sandy Hook defamation suit

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 14:34
Right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has moved to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by the families of some of the 26 people ...

LA author tells of 2014 kidnapping by Somali pirates he’d gone to interview, debuts page-turner

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 14:23
Michael Scott Moore is walking a bit gingerly these days, but it has nothing to do with the 2½ years he spent imprisoned by Somali ...

Gala opens countdown to 50th anniversary of first moon landing, with Buzz Aldrin a no-show

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 14:01
Former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin was noticeably absent from a gala kicking off a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, ...

Motherhood in modern anime

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 00:40
"I still feel the loneliness of being hikikomori. Maybe I'm successful, maybe not. I can't tell. But I still feel the loneliness. The only difference ...

Lifetime devoted to haiku nets Scottish poet prestigious honor

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 06:36
Haiku poet and novelist Alan Spence was honored with an Order of the Rising Sun for "contributions to developing haiku poetry in the United Kingdom ...

Fiercely intelligent and unstoppably prolific, Hiromi Ito is a modern literary provocateur

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 06:34
Love her or hate her — and her work tends to provoke strong passions in critics and fans alike — Hiromi Ito is a defining ...

Disney fires ‘Guardians 3’ director Gunn over old pedophilia, rape tweets

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 21:13
James Gunn was fired Friday as director of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” because of old tweets that recently emerged where he joked about ...

YouTube releases trailer for new show starring ‘Harry Potter’ star Tom Felton

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 20:49
YouTube has offered the first glimpse at its new sci-fi thriller series fronted by “Harry Potter” star Tom Felton — revealing it is an “Alien”-like ...

M. Night Shyamalan debuts trailer for ‘Glass,’ melding ‘Unbreakable’ and ‘Split,’ at Comic-Con

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 20:46
Director M. Night Shyamalan says he could have launched the trailer for “Glass” in front of the summer’s biggest movies in theaters but he wanted ...

Screenwriter Shinobu Hashimoto, who worked on iconic Kurosawa films, dies at age 100

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 02:46
Screenwriter Shinobu Hashimoto, who worked on a number of iconic Japanese films including Akira Kurosawa’s “Rashomon” and “Seven Samurai,” has died of pneumonia at his ...

New Doctor Who is a woman

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 21:03
British actress Jodie Whittaker was unveiled Thursday as the first woman to play Doctor Who, telling fans of the cult BBC series she felt the ...

Airman who inspired ‘Good Morning, Vietnam’ film has died at 79

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 14:33
Adrian Cronauer, the man whose military radio antics inspired a character played by Robin Williams in the film “Good Morning, Vietnam,” has died. He was ...

Singer Cliff Richard wins BBC privacy case, sparking media alarm

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 14:35
Veteran British pop star Cliff Richard won a privacy case against the BBC on Wednesday after it broadcast live on television a police raid on ...

Hiroki Takahashi wins Akutagawa literary award, while Rio Shimamoto bags Naoki Prize

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 06:36
Novelist Hiroki Takahashi has won the prestigious Akutagawa Prize for up-and-coming authors, while the Naoki Prize for popular fiction has been awarded to writer Rio ...

Keita Asari, founder of Japan’s best known theater group, dies at 85

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 02:01
Keita Asari, who founded Shiki Theater and produced a number of its long-running musicals including “Cats” and “The Lion King,” died Friday at a Tokyo ...

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