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Kenzaburo Oe’s ‘Seventeen and J: Two Novels’: 1960s Japan on the brink of social revolution

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 06:36
On the cusp of the 1960s sexual revolution and the anti-Vietnam War movement, "Seventeen" and "J" are intriguing primers on the seething social turbulence of ...

‘Ask A North Korean’ gets its answers from the source

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 06:34
Daniel Tudor's "Ask A North Korean" is testimony that ordinary North Koreans have more in common with the rest of us than many would have ...

Latest Star Wars film ‘Solo’ gets early praise following world premiere

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 23:30
Hollywood played host Thursday evening to a few more scoundrels than usual for the world premiere of “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”The film tells the ...

Sony to release Gary Hart drama starring Hugh Jackman

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 18:53
Sony Pictures has acquired the worldwide distribution rights for a film about Gary Hart’s 1988 presidential bid. The studio said Thursday that it will release ...

Newfoundlanders call out Anthony Bourdain show for ‘offensive’ word in promo tweet

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 14:41
Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain’s TV show has angered some Newfoundlanders after using a certain diminutive nickname many find offensive.The Twitter account for CNN’s “Parts Unknown” ...

Polanski threatens to sue Oscars body after expulsion over 1977 sexual assault of 13-year-old

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 00:25
Film director Roman Polanski is threatening to sue the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after it voted to expel him from its ranks, ...

Can Fuji Rock and Summer Sonic give U.S. hip-hop a boost in Japan?

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 23:56
This summer’s slate of music festivals are putting more of a spotlight on American hip-hop. Fuji Rock Festival announced Kendrick Lamar and the group N.E.R.D ...

Cero chooses a more complicated kind of pop on ‘Poly Life Mutli Soul’

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 23:48
If you wanted to pinpoint the moment Cero broke the glass ceiling of Japan’s indie music scene, it would be March 7, 2016. That’s when ...

Internal probe after Matt Lauer firing finds no culture of harassment in news division: NBC

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 18:46
NBC’s internal investigation following Matt Lauer’s firing says it doesn’t believe there is a culture of sexual harassment at the news division and that current ...

Oscar-winning film editor Anne V. Coates of ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ fame dies at 92

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 18:45
Oscar-winning film editor Anne V. Coates, whose many credits include such disparate films as “Lawrence of Arabia,” “The Elephant Man” and “Fifty Shades of Grey,” ...

Director Roman Polanski calls Me Too movement ‘mass hysteria’

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 05:35
Film director Roman Polanski dismissed the Me Too movement as “mass hysteria” and “hypocrisy” in a Polish interview carried out before he was expelled from ...

‘The Florida Project’ looks at life’s hardships through the eyes of a child

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 01:00
America is portrayed many ways in film, but the way Japanese audiences tend to get to see it is through the rose-tinted lens of a ...

‘The Blood of Wolves’: Old-school yakuza thrills are back

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 00:59
The yakuza movie used to bestride the Japanese film industry like a colossus, but now clings to its margins. A well-known director occasionally essays the ...

‘Amachan’ star rebrands as Non and kicks out the jams on ‘Super Heroes’ debut

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 00:58
During the summer of 2013, when millions of viewers tuned in every morning to catch the latest installment of NHK’s “Amachan,” the show’s sprightly 19-year-old ...

‘This Is America’ seals Donald Glover’s reputation as protest artist

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 22:39
It’s been called a moving testament to modern times and an unflinching exploration of the wretched past experienced by African-Americans.Donald Glover’s “This Is America,” a ...

Keishi Nagatsuka navigates cultural differences in bringing play about capital punishment to Japan

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 01:00
For casual fans of film, the name Martin McDonagh only became familiar after the movie he wrote, directed and produced, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” ...

The funny side of Edo Period culture

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 00:59
Sometimes vulgar or ridiculous, and occasionally cliched, the toba-e of Nichosai, Kuniyoshi, Hokusai and Kyosai at the Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts offer a ...

‘Naito Masatoshi: Another World Unveiled’

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 00:58
May 12-July 16During the 1960s, freelance photographer Masatoshi Naito explored the formation of life and mysteries of the universe through a series of microscopic photographs ...

‘The Rimpa School: From Tawaraya Sotatsu to Tanaka Ikko’

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 00:57
May 12-July 8During the 17th century in Kyoto, Tawaraya Sotatsu and Hon’ami Koetsu established an eccentric decorative and creative style of painting that would later ...

‘Kotatsu Iwata: Coney Island Project’

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 00:56
May 11-June 2Osaka-born painter Kotatsu Iwata moved to New York in 2004 after being influenced by the work of Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. His ...

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