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‘Inhabitation’: A boy and a lizard, both down on their luck

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 06:34
Set in 1970s Osaka, "Inhabitation" is a surrealist, symbolic novel about one man's attempt to run from his past and build his own future.

Ep. 7 ‘Woman to Treat and Woman to Split the Check’

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 00:23
Episode 7 of “Terrace House” picks up on the rooftop of the house without missing a beat. After the other members turn in for the ...

Ep. 6 ‘The Grass is Greener on the Other Side’

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 22:30
Just as the viewership began preparing for a love triangle between Haruka, Risako and Ruka, the gang started playing romantic musical chairs. When all was ...

No stopping the elders of anime, as Mamoru Oshii announces his latest project, ‘Vladlove’

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 23:44
Writer and director Mamoru Oshii is best known for creating sci-fi thrillers that challenge orthodoxy with their philosophical musings and provocative, often nutty, imagery. His ...

Imitation and a whole lot of flattery

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 23:39
With his single sequined glove, sparkly jacket and sharp moonwalk dance moves, the man on stage could be no one else. Or could he?“The good ...

‘Laugh-In’ star Arte Johnson dies at age 90

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 15:00
Arte Johnson, a lurking presence on U.S. television’s “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” as a lecherous geriatric and a comic German soldier who found things on ...

Emi Meyer: Trading in the jazz standards for original songs

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 04:15
The first half of the 2010s offered singer-songwriter Emi Meyer few breaks. She released a full-length album every year until 2015, driven both by creative ...

‘Diner’: Maybe find another place to eat

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 04:14
The aesthetic of photographer and director Mika Ninagawa is gaudy to the nth degree. She crowds blood-red roses into her frame like crammed commuters in ...

‘Strawberry Song’: Reuniting is such sweet sorrow

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 04:13
Kota (Yutaro Furutachi) is a bit of an odd one: the type of grinning, hyperactive character you might label a lovable eccentric. He lives with ...

Woody Allen makes La Scala debut directing comic opera

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 10:45
Woody Allen said Tuesday as he prepared for his directing debut at Milan’s La Scala opera house that he has “always had a warm and ...

A musical pilgrimage to an adopted homeland with DYGL

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 02:00
Scroll through the comments under DYGL’s videos on YouTube, and the same reaction comes up again and again: I could’ve sworn this lot were from ...

Sachiko Kazama: Objections on paper

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 01:59
Sachiko Kazama's epic black-and-white compositions scratch at the history of Japanese fascism, refusing to let it hide behind prevarication and bad text books.

‘All About Mariano Fortuny’

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 01:58
July 6-Oct. 6Born in Granada, Spain, raised in Rome and Paris and based in Venice, Italy, the fashion designer Mariano Fortuny (1871-1949) was famed for ...

‘Yokai/Human: The Transition From Fantasy to Reality’

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 01:57
July 6-Sept. 23Yōkai — supernatural demons, spirits and monsters of Japanese folklore — were originally depicted as menaces to be feared by humans. During the ...

‘Masterpiece Tea Bowls Treasured by Tea Connoisseurs’

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 01:56
July 6-Sept. 29The most highly valued utensil of the Japanese tea ceremony, chawan (tea bowls) are prized possessions of tea masters. Carefully selected for size, ...

Why Hollywood doesn’t yet get anime

Sun, 06/30/2019 - 02:40
When it comes to Hollywood's versions of Japanese content, most fans return to the originals and wonder: Why can't they get it right? Jeff Gomez, ...

‘Gentle Black Giants’: Diplomacy, sport and Japan’s early love for baseball

Sat, 06/29/2019 - 06:56
"Gentle Black Giants" reveals a little-known chapter of Japanese baseball's early years and the impact that a collection of Negro Leagues players had on its ...

‘Tokyo: City of Stories’: An homage to the megacity

Sat, 06/29/2019 - 06:36
Cultural geographer Paul Waley adds to the slim body of academic work about Tokyo with an anthropologic take on the megacity's overlooked neighborhoods.

‘Diva Nation’: Feminine empowerment throughout Japan’s history

Sat, 06/29/2019 - 06:34
"Diva Nation" pays tribute to Japanese women through the ages who have found a way to triumph despite societal restrictions.

Japan’s Mao Fujita ties for second in Tchaikovsky piano competition

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 21:08
Mao Fujita, 20, tied for second place in the piano category of the 16th International Tchaikovsky Competition on Thursday, together with Russia’s Dmitriy Shishkin, while ...