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Jerome Bel and his amateurs test the limits of contemporary dance in Saitama show

7 hours 7 min ago
Controversial French choreographer lets the locals loose in 'Gala.'
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‘Devilman Crybaby’: The franchise is back, but with extra sex and ultra-violence

7 hours 7 min ago
if "Crybaby" presages what's to come from Netflix's investment in anime, it's going to be an interesting year for the medium.
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‘Our house’: A deftly constructed work of mystery

7 hours 8 min ago
What if the same dwelling was populated by two pairs of seemingly living humans, neither of whom is aware of the other? That is the ...
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Beck, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds to headline Summer Sonic

14 hours 16 min ago
American singer-songwriter Beck and British rock outfit Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have been named as headliners at this year’s Summer Sonic music festival in ...
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Lebanon censors ban ‘The Post’ over Steven Spielberg’s support for Israel

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 00:44
Lebanon’s censorship authorities have effectively banned Steven Spielberg’s newspaper drama, “The Post,” because the American director is on a regional blacklist for supporting Israel.The directive ...
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Mila Kunis named woman of the year by Harvard’s Hasty Pudding

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 21:39
Mila Kunis, who made her mark on two long-running television comedies and earned a Golden Globe nomination for her work on the big screen, was ...
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Three’s never a crowd for Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:00
British sibling trio Kitty, Daisy & Lewis are discussing why their fourth album “Superscope” is their most upbeat yet. “I think you just get bored ...
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The cosmic talents of Noriyoshi Ohrai

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 09:59
It must have been nonstop monsters, warships, hunks and epic boobage for much of Noriyoshi Ohrai’s life.The retrospective exhibition, at the Ueno Royal Museum, of ...
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‘Iro-e: Japan Cute!’

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 09:58
Jan. 12- March 25Iro-e, colorful overglazed enamel ceramics, became particularly popular during the Edo Period (1603-1868) and were often made of porcelain in the styles ...
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‘The Art of Polychrome Prints of Attractive Women and Kabuki Actors in Edo Period by Utagawa Kunisada’

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 09:57
Jan. 20-March 25Japanese polychrome ukiyo-e woodblock prints known as nishiki-e evolved during the Edo Period (1603-1868), and were named after brocade textiles because of their ...
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‘Building Romance’

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 09:56
Jan. 20-April 8Inspired by 19th-century European bildungsroman literature, the title of this exhibition suggests that after the 20th century, artists often avoided expressing the emotion ...
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The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan dies suddenly in London at 46

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 21:42
Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of Irish rock band The Cranberries, died suddenly on Monday. She was 46.O’Riordan died in London, where she was recording, publicist ...
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Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne calls for more Hollywood change on gender equality

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 01:26
Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne said on Sunday that Hollywood’s campaign for gender equality had been “a long time coming” and that a “huge amount of ...
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George Clooney directing and starring in ‘Catch-22’ TV drama series

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 01:26
George Clooney is directing and starring in a TV series version of the novel “Catch-22.”Streaming service Hulu said Sunday that the six-part series based on ...
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YouTube suspends star Logan Paul over suicide video but leaves door open to future work

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 08:36
YouTube has suspended a star who posted video images of what appeared to be a suicide victim but said Saturday that doesn’t mean it won’t ...
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Michael Booth returns with ‘The Meaning of Rice’

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 13:38
Michael Booth is back. And once again with his family in tow. The British food writer first came to Japan with his Danish wife and ...
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‘Kabuki, a Mirror of Japan’

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 13:37
From its inception in the 17th century through its flowering in the Edo period, kabuki never enjoyed the backing of the ruling samurai class. It ...
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‘Myth and Deity in Japan’

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 13:36
Shinto is a tradition native to Japan that arose naturally on the eastern fringe of the Eurasian continent and was woven over many years into ...
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‘An Introduction to Yōkai Culture’

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 13:35
The strange presences and phenomena known as yōkai have captivated Japan for the nation’s entire recorded history, from ominous appearances in ancient chronicles to starring ...
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Outstanding books now available in English

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 13:34
In Japan, under the auspices of free speech and press, over 80,000 books are published every year, offering a diverse selection of literature to the ...
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