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Blame game: Fans lament rushed final ‘Game of Thrones’ season

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 20:30
As “Game of Thrones” suits up for one last swordfight, a phalanx of enraged viewers large enough to flatten the massed armies of Westeros is ...

Tilda Swinton relishes her samurai turn in ‘Dead Don’t Die’

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 16:31
Tilda Swinton feels most at home at the Berlin Film Festival, but she’s steadily become a regular at the Cannes Film Festival.“I’m racking them up,” ...

Limping, but still standing, Elton John set to wow Cannes

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 12:34
Elton John limped into Cannes Thursday for the premiere of “Rocketman,” the much-hyped warts-and-all movie about his wild rock ‘n’ roll years.The 72-year-old British singer ...

‘Terrace House’ returns to Tokyo

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 00:55
Netflix is ramping up its production of original Japanese content, including anime and live-action dramas, to please both domestic and overseas subscribers. But arguably its ...

Despite being only 10 years old, actor Kokoro Terada is taking on tough topics

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 23:23
A heart-warming tale about an elderly woman’s struggles with dementia as seen from the perspective of her young grandson, “Grandma is Okay” (“Baba wa, Daijobu”) ...

Jeff Koons’ ‘Rabbit’ sculpture sells for $91.1 million, a record for a living artist

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 20:55
A sculpture by American artist Jeff Koons sold on Wednesday for $91.1 million at an auction organized by Christie’s in New York — a record ...

Mick Jagger has his moves back after health problems

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 13:42
It’s as if Mick Jagger is saying “Start Me Up.”The 75-year-old rocker tweeted a video Wednesday of him dancing around a studio in front of ...

U.K. tabloid talk show canceled after suspected suicide of shamed guest

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 12:51
British broadcaster ITV on Wednesday canceled a popular, long-running daytime reality show after the death of a guest who failed a lie-detector test during a ...

The Abjects: London-based, but internationally minded

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 02:00
It has been exactly two years since The Abjects, a London-based power pop and garage trio, last toured Japan, and since then the one thing ...

‘Only The Cat Knows’: The dying days of a 50-year marriage

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 01:59
The husband who gets home late and says nothing to his wife but “furo” (“bath”), “meshi” (“food”) and “neru” (“sleep”) is a cliche about Japanese ...

‘Promare’: A burning need for rage control

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 01:58
Ever been so angry you felt like you were going to explode? In “Promare,” the new anime film from studios Trigger and Xflag, that’s no ...

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gets ‘best fight’ MTV Movie award nod

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 13:33
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg scored nominations on Tuesday for the 2019 MTV Movie and TV awards, where she will compete for top ...

Comedian Tim Conway of ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ and ‘McHale’s Navy’ dies at 85

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 11:11
Tim Conway, the impish second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show, starred aboard “McHale’s Navy” and later ...

Machiko Kyo, internationally acclaimed Japanese actress, dies at 95

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 06:17
Actress Machiko Kyo, who starred in a number of films by legendary Japanese directors including Akira Kurosawa’s “Rashomon,” has died of heart failure, Toho Co. ...

Embracing the Japan of the past through music with Meitei

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 03:30
As the Reiwa Era begins, Japanese music producer Daisuke Fujita, aka Meitei, is looking forward while sticking to the traditions of the past. Fresh from ...

Kanjiro Kawai: Pots of incredible talent

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 03:29
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto's "Potter Kawai Kanjiro: Works from the Kawakatsu Collection" is just the fourth time it has presented such a ...

‘Roppongi Art Night 2019’

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 03:28
May 25-26Roppongi Art Night, an annual overnight multi-disciplinary art event, is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary of contemporary art, photography, design, music, video and performances — ...

‘Aguri Uchida: Incarnated Painting as Inselberg’

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 03:27
May 20-June 16In an exploration of the meaning of human existence and the human body, Aguri Uchida pushes the potential of contemporary nihonga (Japanese-style painting). ...

‘Nobuo Shimose Retrospective: Boundaries in Nature’

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 03:26
May 23-July 7After graduating the Tokyo College of Photography, Nobuo Shimose returned to his hometown of Hagashi, Yamaguchi Prefecture, to take over his family’s photo ...

Actress Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in court in U.S. college admissions scandal

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 13:37
Actress Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty on Monday to paying to rig a college entrance exam for her daughter, part of a wide-ranging scandal in which ...

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