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‘Noon: An Anthology of Short Poems’: Wit and wisdom in 14 lines or fewer

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 06:34
In "Noon: An Anthology of Short Poems," editor Philip Rowland shows there's more to the short form poetry genre than haiku or tanka.

Hirokazu Kore-eda talks politics as Japan flexes its movie muscle in Busan

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 03:00
Japan once again shows a strong presence at the Busan International Film Festival, with director Hirokazu Kore-eda taking the award for Asian filmmaker of the ...

Ep: 18 ‘Bros Before Hoes’

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 21:45
‘Terrace House” served up two shockers this week: the sudden disappearance of Shohei and an unexpected crash course in the mantra of immature idiots, “Bros ...

Aaron Paul: ‘El Camino’ answers ‘What happened to Jesse?’

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 15:16
Aaron Paul’s character in the popular series “Breaking Bad” was supposed to get killed off at the end of the first season. But producers had ...

George Clooney calls Trump’s quip on Kurds not helping U.S. on D-Day ‘pretty shocking’

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 13:54
George Clooney says he was appalled U.S. President Donald Trump partly justified the decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria by stating Kurds “didn’t help ...

Quality high at Short Shorts autumn screening event

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 02:21
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia holds its autumn screening event in Tokyo from Oct. 17 to 20, with 25 films being shown across a ...

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra pulls out all the stops for 30th anniversary

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 02:00
After three decades in the business, Japan's best known ska band is in the midst of a full year of celebrations, including nationwide tours, gigs ...

Trump’s firewall holds solid on Fox News prime time as praise-heaping hosts trot out their perceived conspiracies against him

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 16:37
Critics of President Donald Trump who wonder about the tenacity of his supporters need only to spend three hours with Fox News Channel’s headliners to ...

Woman accuses Matt Lauer of rape; axed anchor denies claim

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 13:39
A woman who worked at NBC News claimed that former anchor Matt Lauer raped her at a hotel while on assignment for the Sochi Olympics, ...

Rihanna blasts Trump as ‘most mentally ill human being in America’ in new Vogue interview

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 11:10
Rihanna speared President Donald Trump as perhaps “the most mentally ill human being in America” over his position on gun rights in a candid Vogue ...

Hothouse Flowers: Enjoying the freedom that comes after the fame

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 02:00
Liam O Maonlai, frontman of Irish rock band Hothouse Flowers, says he feels more freedom now that his band's commercial peak has passed, and that ...

‘The Truth’: Kore-eda effortlessly crosses borders

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 01:59
The director's latest film sees him embrace the French culture and language as he tells the story of a dysfunctional mother and daughter played by ...

‘Her Blue Sky’: Testing the limits of a successful formula

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 01:58
The latest film from Tatsuyuki Nagai, Mari Okada and Masayoshi Tanaka sees a return to the city of Chichibu, but can the success of the ...

Oprah Winfrey to give $13 million more for aid at black Atlanta college

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 16:46
Oprah Winfrey says she’s giving $13 million to increase a scholarship endowment at a historically black college.Winfrey announced her plan Monday at Morehouse College in ...

Hiromi Uehara drops the band and steps out alone

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 03:00
The pianist returns to solo work for her latest album, "Spectrum," 10 years after her last solo release

‘Reading Images’: Take the time to read into photography

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 02:59
The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum exhibition “The Time of Photography” starts with kitsch late 19th-century Yokohama shashin — hand-colored photos of Japanese scenes for sale ...

‘Vincent Van Gogh’

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 02:58
Oct. 11-Jan. 13, 2020During Vincent Van Gogh’s short but eventful life (1853-90), he was active as an artist for just one decade, yet his intense ...

‘Haji Oh: Memories in Weaving’

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 02:57
Oct. 12-Dec. 15Haji Oh works with textiles and fiber arts, focusing on weaving, dyeing, tying and stitching techniques to create installations. Primarily following the concept ...

‘Wow, See You in the Next Life.’

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 02:56
Oct. 12-Jan. 19, 2020The Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media has invited contact Gonzo and the Yamaguchi Center of Arts and Media (YCAM) Bio Research ...

Film great Cate Blanchett decries ‘heartbreaking’ plight of stateless

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 15:05
Film star Cate Blanchett urged the world to end the devastating plight of millions of people with no nationality on Monday, describing statelessness as a ...

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