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Eyehategod spreads the sludge metal gospel

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 00:26
Eyehategod shouldn’t have lasted three decades.“I was there when we started the band and if you had told me back then that we were going ...

Netflix row overshadows Berlin premiere of film about Spanish lesbians ‘Elisa & Marcela’

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 14:58
A row over whether films produced for streaming platform Netflix should be shown at the Berlin Film Festival has overshadowed the premiere of “Elisa & ...

Twenty years after frontman Shinji Sato’s death, Fishmans is still walking in the rhythm

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 03:00
In the eternal present of modern listening, when the entire history of recorded sound is just a few clicks away, some music reverberates for longer. ...

‘Born Bone Born’: A family reunited by a skeletal bath

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 02:59
Having attended a few funerals here and seen dozens more on the screen, I thought I knew a bit about the ceremonies and rituals surrounding ...

Chai’s ‘Punk’ is an irrepressibly upbeat victory lap

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 02:58
For a band that made its name by bucking kawaii conventions, Chai can be awfully cute. On its second album, misleadingly titled “Punk,” the quartet ...

George Clooney compares Meghan Markle coverage to hounding of Princess Di

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:26
George Clooney is frustrated by the way the media is treating Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, comparing it to how the media covered Princess Diana.Clooney ...

Harrison Ford attacks Trump and other leaders who deny climate change

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:08
Hollywood veteran Harrison Ford on Tuesday attacked U.S. President Donald Trump and other world leaders who deny climate change saying they were “on the wrong ...

Crossing 70 years of Katsushika Hokusai

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 02:59
Featuring an astounding 480 prints, spanning the entire 70 years of Katushika Hokusai's career, the new Hokusai exhibition at the Mori Arts Center Gallery is ...

‘Le Corbusier and the Age of Purism’

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 02:58
Feb. 19-May 19Charles-Edouard Jeanneret (1887-1965), a pioneer of modern architecture also known as Le Corbusier, is well-known in Japan for designing the National Museum of ...

‘Hasutaro: Growth, Memory, and Rebirth’

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 02:57
Feb. 16-March 17Taki Tamada creates her artwork out of cardboard using an unusual method. She peels card into strips and rubs them until they have ...

‘Gather: Gift’

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 02:56
Feb. 16-March 16In 2017, psychologist and art critic Yasuo Miwaki organized an art exhibition featuring two artists — Yoshinobu Nakagawa and Kohei Takahashi — titled ...

‘Kinkakuji’: Staging a Japanese classic with a German twist

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 01:00
A new opera based on the quintessentially Japanese novel “Kinkakuji” is set to open in Tokyo following a premiere held not in Kyoto, where the ...

George Clooney returns to high school read ‘Catch 22’ for Hulu show

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 14:49
George Clooney says he never expected his next project to be a miniseries based on a novel he read in high school.But against his initial ...

‘Vice’ star Christian Bale calls Dick Cheney a much richer film character than Trump

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 12:05
“Vice” star Christian Bale said Monday that Dick Cheney made for a much richer movie character than Donald Trump ever could because he exercised his ...

Female acts and rap songs win big at Grammy Awards

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 00:20
Women and rap triumphed at the Grammys on Sunday as female acts took home top prizes including album of the year and best new artist, ...

Nancy Pelosi gets rock star treatment at Clive Davis pre-Grammy gala

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 16:47
The audience at Clive Davis’ white-hot gala included Barbra Streisand, Joni Mitchell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, but it was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who got the ...

The art of video games: We’re not just playing around anymore

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 02:00
As comment on the gaming industry, and by extrapolation, the human condition, "In a Gamescape" at the NTT Intercommunication Center at times pretty merciless. But ...

‘Cherry’ Ingram: An homage to the British savior of Japan’s cherry blossoms

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 06:38
Naoko Abe's "'Cherry' Ingram: The Englishman Who Saved Japan's Blossoms," an enchanting story about an Englishman's attempts to preserve Japan's rich cherry tree heritage in ...

‘Philosophers of Nothingness’: Philosophy built on quietly gripping human dramas

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 06:36
Heisig's "Philosophers of Nothingness" introduces the Kyoto School's three main philosophers: Kitaro Nishida, Hajime Tanabe and Keiji Nishitani.

‘Beneath the Sleepless Tossing of the Planets’: Revisiting the work of one of Japan’s most celebrated contemporary poets

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 06:34
A new edition of popular contemporary poet Makoto Ooka's "Beneath the Sleepless Tossing of the Planets" includes the original Japanese texts of each poem, early ...