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Study of Leonardo’s first landscape finds he had second thoughts, added later details

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 23:26
The first-ever scientific study of the oldest known drawing by Leonardo da Vinci has found that he added details to an earlier sketch of a ...

CBS chief axed over sex scandal fights for $120 million severance

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 14:39
CBS’s former CEO, Leslie Moonves, fired over sexual abuse allegations, is taking the television network to arbitration to try to get $120 million in severance ...

Bangladesh bans film about 2016 Islamist cafe siege fatal to 22, cites damage to reputation

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 11:52
Bangladesh has banned a film based on a 2016 cafe attack claimed by the Islamic State group that left 22 people dead, saying it would ...

Marie Kondo’s new TV series cleans up

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 02:09
Marie Kondo is the type of person you wouldn’t initially expect lots of people to go crazy over. In the cleaning consultant and best-selling author’s ...

Funk on Da Table: The band bringing New Orleans funk to Japan

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 00:06
For over two decades, June Yamagishi and John “Papa” Gros have been bringing New Orleans and Japan closer together through music.Funk on Da Table, their ...

TV journalist Chris Hansen of ‘To Catch a Predator’ busted for allegedly bouncing checks

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 16:45
A TV journalist known for confronting would-be child predators has been snared himself in a police investigation alleging he wrote bad checks for $13,000 worth ...

A second helping of horror for ‘Suspiria’

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 02:45
Filmmaker Luca Guadagnino cites categorization as one of his enemies, and the sudden fierceness in his eyes shows he’s not kidding.“I feel uncomfortable putting ideas ...

‘Chiwawa’: An enigma wrapped in a riddle

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 02:44
Edie Sedgwick was an Andy Warhol “superstar” and Bob Dylan muse who died at age 28 after bouts with mental illness and drug addiction — ...

‘The Nikaidos’ Fall’: What’s in a name? Everything.

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 02:43
The weight of tradition threatens to crush a once-great family in “The Nikaidos’ Fall,” a contemporary drama about people with an unhealthy fixation on the ...

‘Baby Shark’ driving you crazy? Its creator warns penguins are next

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 01:54
“Baby Shark (Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo)” is the YouTube sensation that’s been viewed more than 2 billion times and made the Billboard Hot ...

Broadway mourns death of ‘Hello, Dolly!’ icon Carol Channing at 97

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 15:13
Carol Channing, the lanky, ebullient musical comedy star who delighted American audiences over 5,000 performances as the scheming Dolly Levi in “Hello, Dolly!” on Broadway ...

‘Boars Galore’: The Year of the Boar finally gets it day

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 03:20
Despite being among the least popular, revered or symbolically loaded of zodiac animals, the boar still holds an aesthetic presence.

‘Leiko Ikemura Our Planet: Earth & Stars’

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 03:19
Jan. 18-April 1Contemporary artist Leiko Ikemura’s multimedia works blend painting, drawing, sculpture, watercolor, print, photography and video into installations that address gender issues and other ...

‘Toki no Hana’

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 03:18
Jan. 19-Feb. 17Ever since Naho Iino’s elementary school marble and epoxy glue artwork was selected for a craftwork exhibition, the artist has been working exclusively ...

‘The Age of New Painting’

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 03:17
Jan. 19-March 24The “new painting” of this exhibition refers to neo-expressionism, a movement that emerged during the early 1980s in reaction to the minimalist nature ...

Actor Hugh Grant appeals on Twitter for return of script stolen from his car

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 16:46
Actor Hugh Grant took to social media on Monday to appeal for the return of a script he lost when thieves broke into his car.The ...

Popular kabuki actor Ichikawa Ebizo to become 13th holder of Danjuro stage name

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 00:26
Popular kabuki actor Ichikawa Ebizo, 41, will become Ichikawa Danjuro XIII in May 2020, Shochiku Co., producer of kabuki performances and operator of Tokyo’s famed ...

‘A Prophet’ creator turns attention to France’s war in Algeria

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 16:36
One of France’s most celebrated screenwriters is taking on its biggest taboo, the bloody conflict in Algeria, in a new war film.Abdel Raouf Dafri told ...

Shirley Boone, wife of crooner Pat Boone and philanthropist, dies at 84

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 14:27
Shirley Boone, the longtime wife of singer Pat Boone as well as a philanthropist, has died. She was 84.She passed away on Friday surrounded by ...

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, the undisputed master of warrior prints

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 06:54
Utagawa Kuniyoshi was a true son of Edo. Born near Nihonbashi in 1797, his father a dyer, he grew up among the hoi polloi in ...