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Documentary looks back at Mike Wallace, who made ’em squirm

3 hours 58 min ago
Vladimir Putin, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Ku Klux Klan leader Eldon Edwards. Bette Davis, Barbra Streisand, Shirley MacLaine, Eleanor Roosevelt.If they were famous — or infamous ...

David Hedison, actor in original sci-fi classic ‘The Fly’ and two Bond flicks, dies at 92

5 hours 52 min ago
David Hedison, who starred in the original sci-fi classic “The Fly” and appeared in two James Bond films, has died. He was 92.A representative from ...

Trump offers to guarantee bail for rapper ASAP Rocky but Sweden has no such release terms

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 16:30
U.S. President Donald Trump offered Saturday to guarantee the bail of rapper ASAP Rocky, detained in Sweden on suspicion of assault following a street brawl.Trump ...

‘Lion King’ roars as ‘Avengers’ closes in on box office record

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 13:18
The roar of “The Lion King” rattled the cinematic world Sunday as the new Disney film scored a huge debut in North American theaters with ...

Eating king Kobayashi bites back in new documentary

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 04:30
Takeru Kobayashi, the "godfather of competitive eating" recounts how he devoured the American dream, until it chewed him up and spat him out again.

In Marvel’s ‘Phase Four,’ Natalie Portman will be Thor, Angelina Jolie will be an immortal

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 00:01
“Avengers: Endgame” may have closed a chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the blockbuster factory is only expanding in scope and diversity.Marvel Studios President ...

Mane attraction: Coastal parts of Fukushima Prefecture have a long-standing love of horses

Sat, 07/20/2019 - 07:00
Hundreds of armor-clad participants on horseback parade through the streets of Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, during the Soma Nomaoi festival on a typically blistering hot day ...

‘Night in the American Village’: Touching base with the women of Okinawa

Sat, 07/20/2019 - 06:58
Akemi Johnson's "Night in the American Village" is a meticulously researched volume on the intersection of cultures, the divides of power and gender, and on ...

‘Shadows of Tokyo’: Assassinations, nationalism and intrigue in Taisho Era noir

Sat, 07/20/2019 - 06:36
Matthew Legare's "Shadows of Tokyo" portrays the somber zeitgeist of Japan's capital in 1931, where rightist assassins armed with swords, handguns and bombs stalk key ...

In ‘Indigo Girl,’ family relationships are more nuanced than they first appear

Sat, 07/20/2019 - 06:34
Bicultural teen and manga aficionado Aiko journeys to Japan to meet her biological father for the first time in this sequel to Suzanne Kamata's 2013 ...

Kyoto Animation: A unique force in Japan’s anime industry

Sat, 07/20/2019 - 01:45
It took Kyoto Animation Co. almost 40 years to establish itself as one of the leading animation production studios in the country.Within a matter of ...

Japan jumps into the music stream

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 23:14
The biggest moment for streaming music in Japan this year came via a handwritten letter. In late June, Kenta Matsumoto of pop-punk trio Wanima shared ...

Massachusetts drops Kevin Spacey sex assault case after alleged victim refuses to testify

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 16:37
Massachusetts prosecutors on Wednesday dropped a criminal case accusing former “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old man at a Nantucket ...

Asian entertainment industries grappling with #MeToo issues

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 15:11
When Wu Ke-xi was looking for a frightening plotline for her latest film, she didn’t need to look further than her own industry.The Taiwanese actress ...

Two women named for Japan’s Akutagawa, Naoki literary awards

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 06:53
Two female novelists were selected Wednesday to receive Japan’s prestigious Akutagawa and Naoki literary awards for their works, one of which depicts stalker-like behavior by ...

Kitri: Sisters are doin’ it for themselves

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 06:30
Monami Kida can’t remember the last time she had an argument with Hinano, her younger sister and partner in the classical-meets-pop project Kitri.“It might have ...

‘Tokyo Ghoul “S”‘ — A college, a cafe and a cannibal

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 06:29
Big pop-culture franchises generate movie sequels as naturally as chickens lay eggs.Directed by first-timers Kazuhiko Hiramaki and Takuya Kawasaki, “Tokyo Ghoul ‘S'” is a follow-up ...

‘Under Your Bed’: Sleeping with the enemy

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 06:28
Rare is the child who hasn’t lain awake at night, terrified by the monster they imagine is lurking beneath their bed. But in a country ...

Emmy award nominations for Marie Kondo and her Netflix show may spark joy

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 21:21
Decluttering guru Marie Kondo and her Netflix program “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo” have been nominated for two Primetime Emmy awards, the television academy said ...

Comic-Con at 50: Bigger than ever, but at what cost?

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 16:33
No one expected their culture would ever become mainstream when a few hundred comic book and science fiction enthusiasts and creators gathered in the basement ...