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Artist Asako Iwama explores the relationship between food and language

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 00:10
Food and the desire to eat has always been mysterious to Asako Iwama. When the artist and cook was a young child, she could not ...

1970s Japanese TV series ‘Monkey’ had a magic that has never been matched

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 03:30
The news that "Monkey" has been remade by Australia's ABC in a co-production with TV New Zealand and Netflix is likely to cause those in ...

‘Blank 13’: Dark dysfunctional-family drama offers no easy answers

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 03:29
A father steps back into his family's lives, after a gap of 13 years, to tell them he is dying of cancer.

‘Manhunt’: Action maestro John Woo drops the baton

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 03:28
"Manhunt" has got the white doves, gratuitous slo-mo and operatic gunplay that fans of Woo's earlier films would expect, but the whole thing is as ...

Former ‘Glee’ star Mark Salling, 35, dead in apparent suicide weeks after child porn guilty plea

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 14:42
Mark Salling, who played bad-boy Noah “Puck” Puckerman in the hit musical-comedy “Glee,” died Tuesday, several weeks after pleading guilty to possessing child pornography. He ...

Falsettos offers an alternative to ‘macho rock’

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 02:00
If you’re playing in a group in Japan and your members all happen to be female, sooner or later you’re going to get slapped with ...

Van Gogh’s long-distance love affair

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 01:59
‘Van Gogh & Japan” concerns a love affair of creative misperceptions between temporally and geographically distant admirers. Van Gogh (1853-1890) never went to Japan, though ...

‘Brueghel: 150 Years of an Artistic Dynasty’

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 01:58
Jan. 23-April 1Pieter Brueghel the Elder was renowned for his Biblical paintings and as a pioneer of genre painting — the portrayal of peasants and ...

‘In the Atelier: Journeys of Creation by 10 Artists’

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 01:57
Feb. 6-March 25During the 1930s and ’40s, Tokyo’s Toshima Ward was a “village of ateliers,” where rows of houses had attached studios, and artists often ...

‘Paddington Bear’

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 01:56
Feb. 8-March 4It was a teddy bear that writer Michael Bond gave to his wife as a Christmas gift that inspired “A Bear Called Paddington,” ...

Jay-Z still key challenger but rap’s Kendrick Lamar and retro funk’s Bruno Mars bag three Grammys each

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 18:59
Rapper Kendrick Lamar and retro funk star Bruno Mars on Sunday picked up early awards at the Grammys, but Jay-Z remained a force to be ...

Mort Walker, creator of popular perennial Pvt. ‘Beetle Bailey’ comic, dies at 94

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 14:43
Cartoonist Mort Walker, whose lovable Beetle Bailey character survived decades of military life at dysfunctional Camp Swampy without ever doing any real work, has died, ...

Leading on Grammy day, Jay-Z rapped by Trump

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 14:42
Jay-Z is leading nominations Sunday for the Grammys, was feted Saturday by music industry heavyweights — and, in between, was taken to task by the ...

Minakata: Japan’s pioneer of ecology

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 02:10
In an old black-and-white photograph on show at the National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo, Minakata Kumagusu — with a shaved head and dressed ...

‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ wins top prize at Sundance

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 22:41
“The Miseducation of Cameron Post,” a powerful drama about the real-life controversial practice of gay conversion therapy, came away with the top prize as the ...

‘The Girl at the Baggage Claim’ is Gish Jen’s venture into the identity of self

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 06:34
In our age of cultural sensitivity — and vocal aversion to stereotypes — it takes nerve to compare East and West. Kudos then to Gish ...

Ex-teen model accuses magician David Copperfield of 1988 sexual assault after Japan competition

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 17:28
A former teen model has accused illusionist David Copperfield of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 1988 after he judged a modeling competition in Japan ...

Oscar-winner Casey Affleck withdraws as Academy presenter amid sexual harassment claims

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 17:26
Oscar-winning Casey Affleck, who has been accused of sexual harassment by female crew members on earlier films, has withdrawn as a presenter at the 2018 ...

2018’s anime lineup offers plenty of potential

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 02:12
Over the past few years, the success of several films — including, most notably, Makoto Shinkai’s record-setting “Your Name.” — have proven that anime directed ...

Reflecting on 20 years of female roles in ‘The ‘Ring’

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 02:03
In Japan, the “lord of the rings” is female, dressed in white with long black hair. The girl’s name is Sadako, an evil ghost child ...