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Actor Liam Neeson reveals hunting for ‘black bastard’ to kill after friend was raped

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 14:51
Veteran actor Liam Neeson revealed on Monday that he once walked the streets hunting for a “black bastard” to kill in retaliation for the rape ...

‘Young and the Restless’ actor Kristoff St. John dead at 52

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 11:55
“Young and the Restless” actor Kristoff St. John has died at age 52.Officials say Los Angeles police were called to his home on Sunday and ...

Clowns tramp to east London on annual pilgrimage to pay homage to legend

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 17:02
The streets of east London were awash with a surreal splash of color on Sunday as clowns from all over gathered for the annual memorial ...

Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage in U.S. immigration custody, faces the boot

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 16:49
Authorities in Atlanta say Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage is in federal immigration custody.U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Bryan Cox says the artist, whose given ...

The story behind anime localization

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 02:35
"The structure of Japanese storytelling does not adhere to a strict three acts. At times, the story meanders and takes the viewer on a seemingly ...

Behrouz Boochani: The award-winning Iranian asylum-seeker documenting ‘Australian history’ from an offshore detention center

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 02:29
When Kurdish-Iranian journalist Behrouz Boochani won Australia’s most valuable literary prize last week, he could not attend the ceremony to accept it.But as he has ...

An idol’s fans have the power to make change in Japan

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 00:50
Being a fan of any entertainer in 2019 can be a challenge, as scandals both old and new make blindly supporting artists an impossible task. ...

Anime film ‘Mirai’ wins Annie Award

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 23:57
Mamoru Hosoda’s film “Mirai” won the best animated independent feature category at the 46th annual Annie Awards on Saturday.“Mirai” depicts a young boy who happens ...

How Japan unleashed Lu Xun’s ferocious literary passion

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 06:52
Although he was poised to be a doctor, Lu Xun, the most celebrated of all modern Chinese authors, abandoned medicine for something he felt would ...

‘The Lone Samurai’: A meticulous portrait of warrior-legend Miyamoto Musashi

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 06:36
William Scott Wilson's definitive 2004 biography, "The Lone Samurai: The Life of Miyamoto Musashi" stands out not only for its meticulous historical accuracy, but also ...

Familiar tropes but not much plot in Haruki Murakami’s ‘Killing Commendatore’

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 06:34
With Haruki Murakami's latest novel, "Killing Commendatore," die-hard fans might find something to enjoy in the writer's trademark, albeit under-edited, style, but one gets the ...

Top Australian literature prize goes to detained refugee who wrote book on his phone

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 01:11
A refugee held in a remote Pacific detention center has won Australia’s top literature prize with his debut book, which he wrote on his mobile ...

‘Amazing Grace’: Marvel’s Stan Lee gets hero worship at Hollywood memorial

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 12:07
An Army bugler played a mournful taps at a Hollywood memorial for Stan Lee, and military bagpipers sent a solemn “Amazing Grace” into the air.Standing ...

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’: Queen film won’t bite the dust just yet

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 01:36
The Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” is still doing big business in Japan, long after its November release. The movie recently crossed the ¥10 billion mark ...

The Future Eve gets experimental with prog rock pioneer Robert Wyatt

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 01:31
Progressive rock and experimental music personality Robert Wyatt said goodbye to the music world in 2014 when he announced his retirement with the cryptic statement, ...

Goodbye, hello: Unseen Beatles footage becomes movie project for Peter Jackson

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 21:05
“Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson is making a movie about the Beatles with previously unseen studio footage, the band’s website said Wednesday — ...

Vegan Ariana Grande hit for tattoo’s accidental homage to Japanese barbecue grill

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 16:46
Too bad pop star Ariana Grande is vegan — she just tattooed an accidental homage to a Japanese barbecue grill on her palm.The American singer’s ...

Grammy-winning singing star James Ingram dead at 66

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 15:01
James Ingram, the Grammy-winning singer who launched multiple hits on the R&B and pop charts and earned two Oscar nominations for his songwriting, has died. ...

Infowars host Alex Jones seeks venue change in Sandy Hook defamation suits

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:11
Lawyers for Infowars host Alex Jones have asked a Connecticut judge to move defamation cases against him to another part of the state as he ...

’12 Suicidal Teens’: Teen suicide film deeper than most

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 02:00
Youth suicides hit a 30-year high in Japan in fiscal 2017, with 250 kids of high school age and under taking their own lives. Ijime ...

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