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Paul Barrere, guitarist-singer for Little Feat, dies at 71

Sun, 10/27/2019 - 14:03
Paul Barrere, guitarist and singer for the rock group Little Feat, has died. He was 71.Barrere’s passing was announced Saturday by surviving members of the ...

Renaissance masterpiece found in French kitchen, Cimabue’s ‘Christ Mocked,’ set for auction

Sat, 10/26/2019 - 22:45
An art auction opens on Sunday for an early Renaissance painting by the Italian master Cimabue, just weeks after the rare work was discovered in ...

Tokyo’s Jimbocho neighborhood won’t close the chapter on books

Sat, 10/26/2019 - 06:58
Thousands of bibliophiles are expected to descend on Tokyo’s Jinbocho neighborhood over the next week or so as the city celebrates the 60th anniversary of ...

‘Studies from Nature’: Kitagawa Utamaro’s glorious prints

Sat, 10/26/2019 - 06:56
Utamaro is justly remembered as one of the greatest ukiyo-e print designers of the 18th century. The Folio Society's reproduction of his "Studies from Nature" ...

‘The Decay of the Angel’: Overshadowed by the death of its author

Sat, 10/26/2019 - 06:36
In "The Decay of the Angel," Yukio Mishima concludes his "The Sea of Fertility" tetralogy with musings on modern Japan, the loss of beauty and ...

‘Cats of the Louvre’: A storied museum reveals its secrets

Sat, 10/26/2019 - 06:34
In this surreal work by Taiyo Matsumoto, a small band of stray cats take refuge inside the attic of the Louvre. Their adventures and interactions ...

K-pop star G-Dragon, leader of Big Bang, ends military service as fans mob base

Sat, 10/26/2019 - 01:15
Fans of the K-pop boy band Big Bang gathered on Saturday to see leader G-Dragon return to civilian life after his discharge from military service.G-Dragon, ...

For Leonardo, painting was the ‘queen of sciences’

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 01:40
Leonardo da Vinci, whose genius encompassed architecture, anatomy, mechanics, music and even party planning, is known first and foremost for his paintings, though he produced ...

500 years after death of Leonardo da Vinci, Louvre has blockbuster show

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 00:30
Leonardo da Vinci is the star in a blockbuster retrospective opening Thursday at the Louvre museum in Paris to mark 500 years since the death ...

Ep. 20 ‘The Third Flower’

Thu, 10/24/2019 - 22:28
This week’s episode of “Terrace House” starts off on a sad note as Kaori gets ready to move out to pursue her career in London, ...

Wes Studi to make Oscars history for Native American actors

Thu, 10/24/2019 - 16:23
When Cherokee actor Wes Studi was thinking about moving to Los Angeles to take a shot at being an actor in the 1980s, he asked ...

New cruise ship stars a raft of bona fide Tony Award winners

Thu, 10/24/2019 - 13:29
Tony Award-winners Alan Cumming, Norbert Leo Butz and Laura Benanti are headlining an interesting venue for a clutch of Broadway stars — a cruise ship.The ...

Ang Lee: The filmmaker decades ahead of his time

Wed, 10/23/2019 - 23:34
Filmmaker Ang Lee has dedicated himself to filming in high-resolution and 3D, techniques that most cinemas are not yet equipped to handle

Rose McGowan sues alleging intimidation by Harvey Weinstein and his ex-attorneys and an Israeli intel firm

Wed, 10/23/2019 - 16:44
Actress Rose McGowan filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday alleging that Harvey Weinstein and two of his former attorneys engaged in racketeering to silence her and ...

In Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola, Marvel meets formidable foes

Wed, 10/23/2019 - 15:07
It’s not exactly the stuff of “Stop the presses!” that some of the greatest filmmakers in the world have misgivings about the rise of the ...

Yoji Yamada and Tora-san: The resurrection of a Japanese film institution

Wed, 10/23/2019 - 02:40
The latest installment in Japan's long-running 'Tora-san' series opens the Tokyo International Film Festival as the series marks its 50th installment on its 50th anniversary

‘108: Revenge and Adventure of Goro Kaiba’: Matsuo fails to keep up the laughs

Wed, 10/23/2019 - 02:39
Suzuki Matsuo stars in and directs his latest feature, a comedy about a man out for revenge on his unfaithful wife

‘No Smoking’: Poking the embers of Haruomi Hosono’s career

Wed, 10/23/2019 - 02:38
Marking the 50th anniversary of Haruomi Hosono's musical career, 'No Smoking' takes a look at his life and some of his famed concerts

Nicki Minaj indicates she’s now a married woman

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 12:08
Ms. Minaj wants you to know she’s now officially Mrs. Petty.Minaj — who has dated Kenneth Petty for about a year — seems to confirm ...

Kuroneko Burlesque: The dancers keeping Kyoto’s risque side alive

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 02:10
The burlesque troupe has been staging shows in an around Kyoto, and will soon begin a short residency at a new theater in the city