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Actor Jussie Smollett indicted on 16 counts of lying to Chicago police over hate-crime hoax

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 14:11
Television actor Jussie Smollett, arrested last month on a single charge of perpetrating a hate-crime hoax, has been newly indicted on 16 felony counts of ...

K-pop takes a hit after Big Bang singer named in sex probe

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 00:31
The popularity of K-pop is taking a dive — at least in the stock market — after South Korean police confirmed a member of the ...

Attorney Gloria Allred: Tape appears to show R&B star R. Kelly sexually abusing girls

Sun, 03/10/2019 - 15:23
A man who said he was cleaning out an old videotape collection found what he thought was a recording of R&B singer R. Kelly in ...

Woman-led blockbuster ‘Captain Marvel’ rockets to historic $153 million domestic debut

Sun, 03/10/2019 - 13:50
“Captain Marvel,” Marvel Studios’ first female-fronted superhero movie, launched with $153 million domestically and $455 million globally, according to studio estimates Sunday, making it one ...

Ohara Koson: Bringing ukiyo-e back to life

Sun, 03/10/2019 - 02:00
Ohara Koson created a large body of ukiyo-e prints that delighted a foreign clientelle, yet garnered relatively little attention in Japan. More than 70 ...

#MeToo allegations roil U.S. anime conventions

Sun, 03/10/2019 - 01:59
Over the past two months, the #MeToo movement breached the American anime convention industry. Most feel it was inevitable. Many say it's about time.

‘My Brother’s Husband’: Young adult literature from Japan attracts a new global audience

Sat, 03/09/2019 - 06:38
In January this year, "My Brother's Husband," a two-volume manga written by Gengoroh Tagame and translated by Anne Ishii, won the inaugural Global Literature in ...

‘Japan in the World’: A comprehensive analysis of Japan’s international image

Sat, 03/09/2019 - 06:36
Published near the height of Japan's global economic power in 1993, "Japan in the World" brings together essays that reflect on the country's place in ...

Kafu Nagai’s ‘Geisha in Rivalry’ abounds with scheming, manipulation and, yes, sex

Sat, 03/09/2019 - 06:34
Although this edition of "Geisha in Rivalry" is a translation of a censored version of the more racy original, it represents Nagai's rediscovery of the ...

Actor Jussie Smollett indicted over lying to Chicago police about false hate-crime assault

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 20:46
A grand jury in Chicago has returned a 16-count felony indictment against television actor Jussie Smollett, accusing him of falsely reporting to police that he ...

‘Simpsons’ creators drop classic episode featuring Michael Jackson

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 20:24
The creators of “The Simpsons” have shelved one of the animated series’ classic episodes because it features Michael Jackson’s voice, the show’s executive producer told ...

R. Kelly girlfriends defend R&B superstar accused of sexual abuse, deny being brainwashed

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 15:12
Two women living with R. Kelly are defending the R&B superstar charged with sexual abuse, saying in an interview aired Thursday that their relationships with ...

South Korean star director Kim Ki-duk, accused of sexual abuse, sues women’s rights group

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 01:47
A famed South Korean film director who was accused of sexual abuse has filed a lawsuit against a women’s rights group over “damages” caused by ...

Seeking out Japanese movies at a film festival in Bangalore

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 01:25
Going to Bangalore, a city of more than 10 million people in India’s south, to spend five days watching movies is not the sort of ...

Breaking into the world of international films with actress Junko Abe

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 01:19
Following her breakthrough role in Naomi Kawase’s 2014 Palme d’Or nominated film “Futatsume no Mado” (“Still the Water”), Junko Abe looked as though she was ...

Democrats bar Fox from hosting primary candidate debates after revelation network serves up Trump ‘propaganda’

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 16:35
The Democratic Party said Wednesday it will not allow Fox News to host any of its primary candidate debates, after published revelations suggested the network ...

Netflix to film Garcia Marquez’s ‘100 Years of Solitude’

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 14:37
Netflix said Wednesday it has acquired the film rights to “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez and will turn ...

Major exhibition on ‘Tale of Genji’ launches at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 02:43
New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art opened a major exhibition Tuesday that focuses on artwork inspired by the 11th-century Japanese classic “The Tale of Genji.”The ...

Creating opportunities for ‘inclusive dance’ with Stopgap Dance Company

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 02:00
‘I believe people with almost any kind of physique can do contemporary dance. Yet though there are many courses for able-bodied people, there is almost ...

‘Running Again’: Solving problems with a good run

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 01:59
Running scenes have been a staple since the start of the movies, but in the silent days the fleet-footed hero was usually trying to outrun ...