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‘Friendship for Grown-Ups’ evokes the ambiguity of everyday life

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 06:36
Keshiki is a chapbook series published by Strangers Press designed to showcase some of the most exciting writers working in Japan today. “Friendship for Grown-Ups” ...

‘Small Buildings of Kyoto’: A spotlight on Kyoto’s overlooked quotidian

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 06:34
When it comes to photography books about Kyoto, the genre is usually limited to three areas: geishas, gardens and temples — in the English language ...

As the heavyweights return, will 2019 be a smash year for anime?

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 01:27
When looking forward to the coming year in anime, it may be helpful to jump in the time machine and hop back to 2016. That’s ...

Perfume goes back to dance basics ahead of Coachella debut

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 01:22
Perfume keeps finding new opportunities more than 15 years into its career. This spring, the electro-pop trio embarks on its latest international tour, with stops ...

Johnny Hates Jazz: Returning to Japan for happier times

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 02:30
Eighties electro-popsters Johnny Hates Jazz return to Japan this month ready to roll out the hits as part of a tour that has been celebrating ...

“Kono Michi”: A biopic heavy on sentimentality

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 02:29
Biopics are a Hollywood staple, though poets don’t usually get a lot of play, with the Beats (Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and company) among the ...

“His Lost Name”: A lack of more than just a name

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 02:28
Cinema abounds with tales of imposters and con artists, but some of the most interesting stories are the ones where people get wise to a ...

French author Yann Moix sparks outrage for saying women over 50 are ‘too old’ to love, says he prefers young Asians

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 12:13
A popular French author and presenter has sparked widespread criticism around the world for saying that women over 50 are “too old” to love and ...

‘Crime and Punishment’: The crime you’ll be glad you were a witness to

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 03:30
In a scoop for Tokyo, Theatre Cocoon in Shibuya Ward is set to mark the new year with the world premiere of a new production ...

‘Beyond the End: Ruins in Art History’: What kind of beauty lies beneath ruins?

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 03:29
The exploration of the subject of ruins — their romanticization and fantasization — raises questions about the relationship between art, beauty and disaster.

‘Architectural and Spatial Works Designed for Children’

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 03:28
Jan. 12-March 24When the modern education system in Japan was established during the Meiji Era (1868-1912), the first school facilities were architecturally based on Western-style ...

‘Direct Perception by Soetsu Yanagi’

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 03:27
Jan. 11-March 24Soetsu Yanagi (1889-1961), a scholar who specialized in the philosophy of religion, was also a theorist and aesthetician credited for spearheading the mingei ...

‘La Caricature is Here!’

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 03:26
Jan. 12- Feb. 24On Nov. 4, 1830, the first issue of Caricature, edited by Charles Philipon (1800-61), was published in Paris. The groundbreaking weekly magazine, ...

Kevin Spacey’s lawyers enter not guilty plea in Massachusetts sex assault trial

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 12:13
Lawyers for Kevin Spacey entered a not guilty plea on his behalf in Massachusetts court Monday on charges he groped an 18-year-old busboy in 2016.The ...

Supreme Court snubs suit by actress Olivia de Havilland, 102, against FX Networks

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 12:05
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider reviving a lawsuit by 102-year-old Oscar-winning actress Olivia de Havilland accusing a Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. ...

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ wins best picture and Glenn Close upsets Lady Gaga at Golden Globes

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 22:50
Thunder bolt and lighting rocked the 76th Golden Globes where a string of upsets culminated with the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” winning best picture, ...

Drugmakers seek sanctions over ’60 Minutes’ comments seen as tainting potential jury pools

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 15:04
Several drug manufacturers targeted in lawsuits over the opioid epidemic have asked a federal judge in Cleveland to sanction the man who is Ohio’s attorney ...

Danish shows taking global TV world by storm

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 14:39
With original boundary-breaking content, thrilling plots and charismatic actors, Danish television series have captivated audiences worldwide in recent years.The latest show to hit the small ...

Second chance for Japan’s manga museum

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 01:30
While official Japan may be slow to act on the appeal of its otaku mavens, the rest of the world appears keen to embrace manga ...

Film critics choose ‘The Rider’ as best picture of 2018; ‘Roma’ wins most awards

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 21:16
The National Society of Film Critics on Saturday chose Chloe Zhao’s low-budget debut feature, “The Rider,” as best picture of 2018.Director Alfonso Cuaron’s black-and-white “Roma” ...