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Twenty-five years on, Alan Booth’s voice is brought back to life

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 06:38
"This Great Stage of Fools" offers a collection of Alan Booth's uncollected journalism and writings between 1979 and his untimely death in 1993. Booth is ...

‘Of Dogs and Walls’: A concentrated hit of Yuko Tsushima

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 06:36
Pick up this small chapbook for a double dose of classic Japanese short fiction from Yuko Tsushima.

‘Cult X’: The Fuminori Nakamura novel we’ve been waiting for

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 06:34
"Cult X" is a fast-paced thriller that shows off Nakamura's ability to explore the lives of those on the fringes of Japanese society at its ...

Morgan Freeman apologizes after multiple sexual harassment claims

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 14:55
Hollywood movie star Morgan Freeman apologized Thursday over reports that multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct.Sixteen people — eight of whom say they were ...

Harvey Weinstein to ‘surrender’ to N.Y. authorities Friday amid sexual assault probe: U.S. media

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 14:32
Disgraced ex-Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities in New York on Friday following a months-long investigation into allegations of sexual assault, ...

‘The Bachelor Japan’ promises more drama in its second season

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 00:10
At the end of the first season of the reality dating series “The Bachelor Japan,” eligible bachelor Hirotake Kubo walked away with a beautiful new ...

Philip Roth, teller of American extremism, appalled by Trump, dead at 85

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 17:02
If Philip Roth is credited with a damning premonition of the Trump presidency in his 2004 novel “The Plot Against America,” the late novelist was ...

California’s West Hollywood declares ‘Stormy Daniels Day’

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:19
It’s “Stormy Daniels Day” in West Hollywood, California.The mayor and members of the City Council will give the porn actress the key to the city ...

‘The Man from the Sea’: A Japanese savior washes up in Aceh

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 23:56
Koji Fukada leads a younger generation of Japanese directors who are more internationally minded than their predecessors. He even used French export titles for his ...

A world of art on display at Tokyo International Art Fair

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 23:56
This year’s edition of the Tokyo International Art Fair will feature paintings, sculpture, photographic illustrations, jewelry and a “sumo-size” book, with the work coming courtesy ...

‘Isle of Dogs’: Mutt ado about nothing?

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 23:54
If you’ve ever flipped on a TV in a hotel room in a country whose language you don’t understand, you’ll know what it’s like to ...

‘That Initial Realist Spark: When You Were Young’

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 23:37
May 24-Nov. 18This comprehensive exhibition of contemporary Japanese realist works focuses on Toshiro Aoki, who was greatly inspired by Johannes Vermeer’s “View of Delft” (1660-1661); ...

‘The Myriad Forms of Visual Art: 196 Works With 19 Themes’

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 23:37
May 26-July 1Globalization has altered the framework in which art has been classified over many years. Region, genre and even era are becoming less relevant ...

‘The Art of Portraiture in the Louvre Collections’

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 23:37
May 30-Sept. 3Most people are familiar with the paintings and sculptures of 19th century Europe as forms of portraits. Portraiture, however, is recognized as one ...

Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author of ‘Portnoy’s Complaint’ and ‘American Pastoral,’ dies at 85

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 22:33
Philip Roth, the prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, from the comic madness of “Portnoy’s Complaint” to the elegiac lyricism ...

Spain faces risk of becoming no country for free speech, Javier Bardem warns

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 18:20
Spain’s Oscar-winner, Javier Bardem, warned Tuesday that the country risked a return to the era of dictator Francisco Franco as concerns mount over freedom of ...

Ariana Grande sends love to fans on Manchester massacre anniversary

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 17:01
Ariana Grande shared a message of hope with fans Tuesday on the anniversary of the bombing at Manchester Arena that killed 22 people.The pop star ...

Works from all genres transform area into mesmeric gallery

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 06:00
Those looking for an immersive introduction to Japan’s contemporary art, need to look no further than Roppongi Art Night. Rather than taking classes or visiting ...

Exposing the underbelly of pop culture

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 02:05
Tomoo Gokita's deformations of his subjects are surrealistic with a precision mix of austere black, white and grays, low-brow culture imagery, kookiness and powerfully evocative ...

New National Theater, Tokyo, stuns with a bold interpretation of Beethoven’s ‘Fidelio’

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 01:59
When Ludwig van Beethoven dipped his toe into the world of opera in the early 19th century, the composer may have had the concept of ...