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Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese discuss future of film in time of streaming at Morocco festival

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 16:45
U.S. director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert de Niro on Sunday discussed the changing nature of cinema in the age of streaming services on the ...

Submitting to the masters on Onomichi’s Path of Literature

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 06:38
The Onomichi Path of Literature is a short 1-kilometer walking trail that introduces the many famous literary masters associated with the Japan Heritage city.

Escape from the everyday with Miyuki Miyabe’s ‘Brave Story’

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 06:36
Miyuki Miyabe's "Brave Story" tackles pertinent adolescent issues that are juxtaposed against a supernatural realm of fantasy.

Seiichi Yamamoto’s ‘Ginga’: Musings from an underground music legend

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 06:34
Seiichi Yamamoto's "Ginga," originally released in Japanese in 2009 and translated into English by Kato David Hopkins this year, compiles highlights from Yamamoto's column for ...

Renowned astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson probed over sexual misconduct complaints

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 23:37
Renowned astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson will be investigated by Fox and National Geographic networks after allegations of sexual misconduct were leveled against him.Patheos.com published accounts ...

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie reach agreement on child custody

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 21:00
Hollywood superstars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have reached an amicable agreement on the custody of their six children, avoiding a potentially messy public trial, ...

Statue of ‘One Piece’ character Monkey D. Luffy unveiled in Kumamoto

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 06:36
A statue of cartoon character Luffy from megahit comic and animated TV series “One Piece” was unveiled Friday in front of the Kumamato Prefectural Government ...

Get Up, Stand Up! UNESCO declares reggae a global cultural treasure

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 11:58
UNESCO has declared reggae, the Jamaican music that spread across the world with its calls for social justice, peace and love, to be a global ...

Farewell Mary Jane: Grieving for a lost jazz hideout

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 00:47
The late Donald Richie, a legendary chronicler of 20th century Japan, once said that to accept life in Tokyo, you must embrace constant change and ...

‘An Enemy of the People’: The not-so-silent majority speaks out again

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 00:43
In one bound, the rising English director Jonathan Munby found himself in the spotlight of Britain’s theater scene in 2017 when his smash-hit production of ...

Interracial kiss 50 years ago on ‘Star Trek’ heralded change

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:05
It was the kiss heard around the galaxy.Fifty years ago — and only one year after the U.S. Supreme Court declared interracial marriage was legal ...

NPR fires critic David Edelstein after ‘Last Tango’ rape joke

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:04
NPR’s “Fresh Air” has parted ways with contributor David Edelstein after the film critic made a joke about the rape scene in “Last Tango in ...

Shinzo Fukuhara: Shiseido’s patron of beauty

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 03:15
As an artist, Shinzo Fukuhara may not be a household name, but his production of a photography magazine, founding of the Shiseido Gallery and writings ...

The art world’s oversight of Escher’s mathematical work doesn’t add up

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 03:14
M.C. Escher's preoccupation with perspective was like that of the Renaissance, his early intricate stone topographies were in the vein of Andrea Mantegna and his ...

‘Michael Kenna: A 45 Year Odyssey 1973-2018’

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 03:13
Dec. 1-Jan. 27An internationally recognized landscape photographer, Michael Kenna has had more than 450 solo exhibitions and published around 70 photo books. With a focus ...

‘Randall Okita: A Place Between’

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 03:12
Nov. 29-Feb. 14Working closely with sculpture, technology and performance, Japanese-Canadian artist and filmmaker Randall Okita creates innovative installations that challenge the conventional notions of artistic ...

‘Hashimoto Kansetsu: A Solitary Painter’

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 03:11
Dec.1-Feb. 28Hashimoto Kansetsu (1883-1945) was greatly influenced by his father, a Confucian scholar, who introduced him to kangaku (Chinese classical literature). Using the Shijo School ...

‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ creator Stephen Hillenburg dies of ALS at 57

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 14:53
Stephen Hillenburg, who created SpongeBob SquarePants and the absurd undersea world he inhabited, has died at age 57, Nickelodeon announced Tuesday.Hillenburg died Monday of Lou ...

Ned Rothenberg: Crossing the Pacific with bamboo flute in hand

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 02:45
Composer and performer Ned Rothenberg has spent his career traversing different musical worlds.He has worked extensively as both a composer and performer in the jazz ...

‘Killing’: A modern take on a samurai staple

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 02:44
Screening in competition at this year’s Venice Film Festival, “Killing” is veteran provocateur Shinya Tsukamoto’s first venture into the samurai genre. Made, like most of ...