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George Clooney says Bashir toppling not enough for Sudan

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 16:45
Actor and activist George Clooney said Thursday that the fall of Sudan’s veteran strongman, Omar al-Bashir, was not enough and called for the dismantling of ...

Tetsuya Komuro: J-pop inventor’s synth-powered dance tunes set the tone for post-bubble Japan

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 02:31
The term J-pop, a Heisei invention, needed a defining characteristic to make it stand out from the Showa Era's soundtrack, and Komuro provided a synthesizer-powered ...

Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush wins defamation suit against News Corp. over alleged sex assault

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 02:00
Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush won damages of at least 850,000 Australian dollars ($610,000) on Thursday after a court ruled that the Australian arm of News Corp. ...

Kizuna Ai, Kaguya Luna and YouTube sensations: virtual stars, but the same old shtick

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 23:07
Virtual YouTubers ended up being one of 2018’s biggest cultural surprises.Dozens of animated characters attracted followings on the video-sharing site, led by popular creations such ...

Connan Mockasin finds his Japan groove ahead of his debut gig in his adopted country

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 23:05
‘Sorry?” splutters Connan Hosford, better known as Connan Mockasin, as his bandmates cackle in the background. “Excuse me … What did you say before?”He’s got ...

Charles Van Doren, figure in game show scandals, dies at 93

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 12:28
Charles Van Doren, the dashing young academic whose meteoric rise and fall as a corrupt game show contestant in the 1950s inspired the movie “Quiz ...

Morgan Fisher and all the (not so) young dudes of Mott the Hoople join forces again

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 02:00
In early March, 35 people gathered on the first floor of a two-story house in Tokyo to listen to the British keyboard player Morgan Fisher ...

‘Love’s Twisting Path’: An old-school samurai swashbuckler

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 01:59
Now a spry 84, Sadao Nakajima is one of the few directors from Japan’s studio era who is still active. After joining Toei in 1959 ...

‘A Gambler’s Odyssey 2020’: A lot of controversy about nothing

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 01:58
Given the timid, committee-driven nature of modern Japanese film production, it’s rare for anything to make it into the cinemas with even the slightest whiff ...

Lori Loughlin, husband and 14 parents dealt money-laundering charge in college bribery scam

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 12:17
“Full House” star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and 14 other parents were hit Tuesday with a new money-laundering charge in ...

Tokyo Community Radio: The spirit of pirate radio is reignited in Japan

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 02:00
How to Share With Just FriendsHow to share with just friends. Posted by Facebook on Friday, December 5, 2014 From The Electrifying Mojo in Detroit, ...

Weaving in and out of a century of art

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 01:59
The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo's re-opening exhibition is an ambitious exploration of an entire century's worth of art that runs through the majority of ...

‘The Nature Rules: Dreaming of Earth Project’

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 01:58
April 13-July 28Korean artist Jae-Eun Cho’s “Dreaming of Earth Project” — a plan to help protect and preserve the natural environment of the Korean Demilitarized ...

‘Bizen Swords: The Flower of Japanese Swords’

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 01:57
April 13-June 2Bizen Province, now the southwest area of Okayama, was once known as the sword kingdom. Possessing talented bladesmiths and nearby high-quality raw materials ...

‘Stranger Than Fiction: Taking Creation Beyond Location’

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 01:56
April 13-Sept. 1Last year, The Towada Art Center launched “Where is Chiiki?,” a project looking at the diversity and challenges of chiiki (regional) artworks, produced ...

Actor Seymour Cassel, frequent John Cassavetes collaborator, dies at 84

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 16:36
Character actors aren’t often called larger-than-life, but Seymour Cassel, was just that. The live-wire pillar of independent film known for his frequent collaborations with John ...

Florence study proves artist Leonardo da Vinci was ambidextrous

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 13:43
An in-depth study of Leonardo da Vinci’s earliest-known drawing has proved that the great Renaissance artist was ambidextrous, Italy’s Uffizi Gallery said on Monday.The scientific ...

Actress Felicity Huffman, 13 others to plead guilty in U.S. college admissions bribery scam: prosecutors

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 13:42
Actress Felicity Huffman and 13 other people have agreed to plead guilty to participating in what prosecutors call the largest college admissions scam uncovered in ...

‘Shazam!’ debuts to tune of $53.5 million, handing DC Comics another win as ‘Dumbo’ dives

Sun, 04/07/2019 - 14:43
Seven films in, the DC Extended Universe is finally flying with some wind behind its back. The well-reviewed, relatively modestly budgeted “Shazam!” debuted with $53.5 ...

Film explores rural New Mexico health care amid poverty, opioid crisis

Sun, 04/07/2019 - 12:26
Northern New Mexico is known for tourist attractions such as artsy Santa Fe, eclectic Taos and the healing dirt of El Santuario de Chimayo. The ...

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