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Rapper Nipsey Hussle killed over dispute with suspect: LA police

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 14:47
Los Angeles police on Tuesday said the man named as a suspect in the fatal shooting of rapper Nipsey Hussle allegedly killed him two days ...

Emamouse: Unmasking an experimental cult favorite

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 04:00
It’s surprising to see emamouse without their signature mask. The Tokyo artist never plays live or appears in photos on Twitter without the handmade felt ...

Katsumi Asaba is having a good laugh

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 03:59
One of Japan's top art directors brings together the mischievous, the comical and the jokers for an exhibition to prove "Humor is the heart of ...

‘Moomin the Art and the Story’

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 03:57
April 9-June 16Tove Marika Jansson (1914-2001) was born to a family of artists — her father was a sculptor and her mother an illustrator/designer. In ...

‘Kiyoharu Art Colony Guesthouse “Washin”: Hiroshi Sugimoto’

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 03:56
April 6-June 30The Kiyoharu Art Colony, a community of museums, art studios and cafes built on the site of a former elementary school, is celebrating ...

‘Road to Shijo School: Focus on Go Shun and Related Painters’

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 03:55
April 6-May 12The Shijo school of painting was founded by Maruyama Okyo (1733-95) and his former student Matsumura Goshun (1752-1811) as an offshoot of the ...

Mick Jagger to undergo NY heart surgery, get stent: Drudge Report

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 13:05
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger will undergo heart surgery this week following the postponement of the band’s North American tour for medical reasons, according to ...

Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle gunned down outside his LA store at 33

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 12:05
Rapper Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot outside the clothing store he founded to help rebuild his troubled South Los Angeles neighborhood, police said, cutting short ...

Live-action ‘Dumbo’ struggles to gain lift at box office

Sun, 03/31/2019 - 11:05
Disney’s “Dumbo” isn’t exactly taking flight at the North American box office the way its other live-action remakes of animated classics have.The Walt Disney Co. ...

Enter Bunkitsu, more like a gallery than a bookstore

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 06:51
With its pay-to-enter system, eclectic lineup of books and artsy vibe, Bunkitsu shakes up the typical bookstore business model.

‘The Missionary and the Libertine’: Buruma’s writing is incendiary, positively fizzling with ideas

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 06:36
"The Missionary and the Libertine," an eclectic collection of essays by Ian Buruma, remains as readable today as when it was first published in 1996.

Kyoko Nakajima’s ‘The Little House’: Secrets hiding secrets, and much left unsaid

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 06:34
Kyoko Nakajima's "The Little House" is the story of how generations in Japan talk — or don't talk — to each other, and their inability ...

Rolling Stones postpones U.S.-Canada tour as Mick Jagger receives medical treatment

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 06:30
The Rolling Stones are postponing their latest tour so Mick Jagger can receive medical treatment.The band announced Saturday that Jagger was told by doctors “he ...

Actor Kenichi Hagiwara dies at age 68

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 02:19
Kenichi Hagiwara, an actor and a vocalist in a pop band in the 1960s, died from gastrointestinal stromal tumors at a hospital in Tokyo, his ...

Trump calls Jussie Smollett case ’embarrassment’ and announces review

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 10:48
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the Department of Justice will “review” the case of actor Jussie Smollett, who was charged with staging ...

Hip-hop’s anime crush is beautiful

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 02:28
Takashi Murakami’s work on Billie Eilish’s new video for “You Should See Me in a Crown” is the latest example of Western music’s ongoing love ...

Chai, Otoboke Beaver and Yahyel: The Japanese musicians representing at SXSW 2019

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 23:17
Every year, more than 2,000 bands flock to Austin, Texas, for the South By Southwest Music Conference and Festival (SXSW). The internationally recognized event has ...

Chinese viewers balk at ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ film censorship

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 13:47
A huge fan of rock legends Queen, Peng Yanzi rushed to see “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the biopic about the band’s late lead singer, Freddie Mercury, while ...

Backlash, questions follow dismissal of Jussie Smollett case as prosecutors insist he faked assault

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 13:41
Prosecutors still insist Jussie Smollett faked a racist, anti-gay attack on himself in the hopes that the attention would advance his acting career. The “Empire” ...

Kengo Kora and the perfect period drama sword fight

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 03:00
‘Game of Thrones” star Sean Bean is well-known for dying in almost everything he stars in. If you had to find a Japanese equivalent, though, ...