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Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia teams up with Exile’s Hiro to create a contemporary fusion of vision and sound

15 hours 46 min ago
From its debut in 1999 as the passion project of actor Tetsuya Bessho, Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia has grown into a big event ...
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Coppola, Kidman put Cannes spotlight on gender imbalance

16 hours 48 min ago
The imagery was stark, if inevitable: 12 Palme d’Or winners, one of them female. When the Cannes Film Festival celebrated its 70th anniversary on Tuesday, ...
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Ariana Grande cancels tour dates after Manchester attack

16 hours 48 min ago
Ariana Grande has called off two London concerts and five in Europe after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at her performance in Manchester, England, ...
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Hollywood’s love storyboard

18 hours 56 min ago
If you’re the type who sticks around after a movie to read the credits, you’ll know it takes more than one village to make a ...
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On ‘Kiseki,’ rappers bring out the true grit in resurgent DJ Krush

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 07:21
On "Es.U.Es Corporation," DJ Krush's collaborators bring an undeniable energy to the proceedings, and the veteran turntablist responds with some of his grittiest productions since ...
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‘A Beautiful Star’: I’m an extraterrestrial, get me outta here

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 07:21
In "A Beautiful Star," Lily Franky plays the father in a family that turns out to be made up mostly of aliens.The post ‘A Beautiful ...
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Tokyo International Art Fair to kick off in Shibuya’s Hikarie

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 05:13
While many people in Japan undoubtedly know someone who owns a brand name handbag, few may know anyone who owns a work of art. If ...
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‘Star Wars’ — four decades of box office gold

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 04:53
Lucasfilm is celebrating 40 years Thursday since the release of “Star Wars,” kicking off a franchise that has made $7.7 billion at the box office. ...
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‘Star Wars’ still feeling The Force 40 years after

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 04:52
The date was 1977, and no one had yet worn a copper bikini to bed, made whooshing lightsaber noises with a broomstick or yelled “May ...
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Cannes fetes itself with massive 70th anniversary bash, voices solidarity with Manchester

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 00:06
The Cannes Film Festival threw a star-studded celebration Tuesday for its 70th anniversary, drawing mobs of celebrities and a dozen former Palme d’Or winners to ...
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Reactions pour in over death of actor Roger Moore at age 89

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 23:56
Reactions are pouring in over the death of actor Roger Moore Tuesday at age 89: — “The world has lost one of its great champions ...
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Roger Moore, star of seven James Bond films, dies at 89

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 13:47
Roger Moore, the suavely insouciant star of seven James Bond films, has died in Switzerland. He was 89. The British actor died Tuesday after a ...
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Tofubeats: the art of reality in an era of ‘post-truth’

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 08:58
The final months of 2016 left Yusuke Kawai feeling confused. The electronic artist who records under the name tofubeats came across a BBC news segment ...
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Kaikei: the name behind the gods

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 08:55
Kamakura Period (1185-1333) Buddhist sculptures often come down to us under the individual names of makers (when known) though they were often fashioned in workshops ...
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‘A Blot on the Landscape Rie Iwatake + Junya Kataoka’

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 07:51
Though pursuing very different artistic styles, media artists Rie Iwatake and Junya Kataoka both re-examine and re-contextualize everyday objects through powerfully evocative installations.The post ‘A ...
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‘Technique and Expression in Traditional Japanese Art: Decorated Papers’

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 07:50
May 25-July 2 Traditional Japanese art can be abstruse, sometimes to the extent that some people fear being unable to fully understand it. Calligraphy, for ...
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‘Profiles of Boso Figures Drawn in Ukiyo-e 1. Gimin: Sakura Sogo’

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 07:49
The story of Sakura Sogo of Kozu (present-day Narita) is legendary. It's believed that the 17th-century farmer sacrificed his life by directly appealing to the ...
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Trump can’t stop climate movement, Gore says in Cannes

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 23:27
Donald Trump cannot stop the climate movement despite the president’s efforts to roll back environmental protections, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore said Monday. Gore ...
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Clint Eastwood regales Cannes crowd, hints return to acting, hits political correctness

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 20:43
Clint Eastwood regaled the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday with stories from his long career, predicted a possible return to acting and decried the rise ...
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‘Another Kyoto’: Alex Kerr’s roving thoughts on Kyoto as it stands today

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 13:38
It appears that when the Japanologist Alex Kerr was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, his tutors despaired at his unorthodox use of his time there, ...
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