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‘Treasures of Buddhist Art’

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 01:56
Sept. 8-Oct. 14With its roots in India, Buddhism came to Japan via monks traveling on the Silk Road trade route in the 5th century. As ...

Yemenis find solace in cinema after years of war in flick about their plight

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 14:18
Yemenis filed into a makeshift cinema for the first time since fighting broke out in their city of Aden more than three years ago — ...

U2 reschedules Berlin concert after Bono loses voice, cuts show short

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 16:52
U2 lead singer Bono is reassuring fans that he’ll have his voice back for the rest of U2’s European tour after ending a concert in ...

Paul McCartney talks of psychedelic experience, alludes to seeing God

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 05:02
Former Beatle Paul McCartney has told a British newspaper he believes he once saw God during a psychedelic trip.The 76-year-old star told The Sunday Times ...

Kazunori Hamana: Simple vessels of complex self-reflection

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 01:50
Inspired by a love for the craftsmanship of traditional items, Kazunori Hamana abandoned his vintage clothing business in Tokyo to make clay tsubo jars that ...

More consumers bite at ‘plant-based’ than ‘vegan’ foods

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 01:49
s companies in America try to cater to the public's interest in lighter eating, the term "plant-based" is replacing "vegan" and "vegetarian" on some food ...

Aretha Franklin, worth millions, left no will

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 20:14
Aretha Franklin was so hard-nosed in her business dealings that she demanded to be paid in cash before performing. Her heirs won’t have it so ...

‘Yokohama Burning’: Destruction, massacre and tornadoes of fire

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 06:58
One of the most fascinating and controversial books about the Great Kanto Earthquake is Joshua Hammer's 2006 release "Yokohama Burning," in which the former bureau ...

‘Isako Isako’: No punches pulled when confronting internment

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 06:36
Mia Ayumi Malhotra's collection of poetry, "Isako Isako," is a carefully controlled whirlwind of ideas and impressions that reminds us that the scars laid down ...

Toshiki Okada’s ‘The End of the Moment We Had’ explores the plague of modern ennui in Japan

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 06:34
In two short stories, "The End of the Moment We Had" and "My Place in Plural" Okada excels at describing the great indifference that marks ...

Bishop apologizes to Ariana Grande for joke and how he touched her onstage during Aretha Franklin’s funeral

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 21:24
The bishop who officiated Aretha Franklin’s funeral apologized Friday to Ariana Grande for how he touched her onstage and a joke he made about her ...

‘Voice of a generation’: Aretha Franklin celebrated at Queen of Soul’s funeral

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 17:42
A Detroit church swelled with the sound of gospel music on Friday as family, friends and fans of Aretha Franklin bid a rousing farewell to ...

Speculative fiction or prophetic prose? Novel imagines a U.S.-North Korea nuclear conflict

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 02:56
Jeffrey Lewis' speculative novel, "The 2020 Commission Report on the North Korean Nuclear Attacks Against the United States," takes the form of a 9/11 Commission-style ...

Judge denies effort by Alex Jones to dismiss Sandy Hook lawsuit

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 17:41
A judge has denied conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ request to dismiss a lawsuit surrounding the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre that he has called ...

French actor Gerard Depardieu faces rape probe, denies wrongdoing

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 14:57
Gerard Depardieu is being investigated by the Paris prosecutor over accusations of rape and sexual assault, a judicial source said — though the French actor ...

It’ll take more than Ayumi Hamasaki to help streaming services in Japan

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 23:44
Ayumi Hamasaki has seen better days as a J-pop superstar, but she still carries some clout. So it should have been noteworthy that her newest ...

Minyo Crusaders sing a song from every corner of Japan

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 23:39
A muffled bass line is soon matched by Katsumi Tanaka’s staccato electric guitar riff loosely emulating a shamisen. Congas and timbales start grooving in the ...

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ draws immigrant parents to the movies

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 22:27
When “Crazy Rich Asians” surpassed expectations and grabbed the top spot at the box office in its opening weekend, the film also pulled off another ...

British rockers Reef make a revelatory return

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 03:00
The thriving British music scene of the mid-1990s was awash with techno, Britpop and newer genres like jungle and trip-hop. When Reef burst onto the ...

‘The Miracle of Crybaby Shottan’: It’s never too late to make your move

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 02:59
Chess pops up in a surprising number of feature films. Just look at all the documentaries and dramas about the outrageously gifted Bobby Fischer. Shogi, ...

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