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Ashley Judd sues Harvey Weinstein, saying he wrecked her career after she spurned his advances

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 17:34
Ashley Judd sued Harvey Weinstein on Monday, saying the former movie mogul hurt her acting career in retaliation for her rejecting his sexual advances.In the ...

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ opens with $630 million to smash global record

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 21:12
“Avengers: Infinity War” took in $630 million in its first weekend, the highest global opening of all time, industry estimates showed on Sunday.“The latest Marvel ...

Danny DeVito gets his own day in his native New Jersey

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 16:49
Danny DeVito has gotten his own day in his native New Jersey.The Asbury Park Press reports the Asbury Park City Council honored the actor Saturday ...

Prosecutors certain Bill Cosby sexual-assault verdict will stand but worried before jury decision

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 16:47
In the tense moments before a jury convicted Bill Cosby of sexual assault, the prosecutor who had branded him a “con man” and called him ...

‘Poet to Poet’ finds an English voice for Japan’s female poets

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 06:38
A new bilingual poetry publication presents a range of fresh, female voices and satisfies the art of the genre in both languages.

‘Japanese Architecture as a Collaborative Process’: A must-read to understand Japanese architecture

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 06:36
Dana Buntrock's fieldwork highlights the collaborative nature of architecture, manufacturing and construction in Japan.

Clarissa Goenawan’s ‘Rainbirds’: A murder, a cram school, a mystery

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 06:34
Indonesian-born Clarissa Goenawan's debut novel, "Rainbirds," is set in Japan, was written in Singapore, and was first published in the U.S. making it something of ...

‘Avengers: Infinity War’: Bold, bombastic and a bit of a bummer

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 02:53
This review contains discussion of plot points that may be seen as mild spoilers for “Avengers: Infinity War.”So here it is: the “most ambitious crossover ...

Bill Cosby, in first celebrity trial of #MeToo era, guilty of drugging and molesting a woman

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 14:49
Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, completing the spectacular late-life ...

Back to square one in war on dancing

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 01:29
It has been nearly two years since Japan revised an archaic law banning late-night dancing, but don’t expect any celebrations to mark the occasion. Over ...

Yuko Takeuchi steps into an iconic role on ‘Miss Sherlock’ with elementary ease

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 01:01
Guinness World Records announced in 2012 that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes was the most portrayed character on film and TV, depicted 254 times ...

Iconic Magnum photographer Abbas dies at 74

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 18:44
The legendary Iranian-born photographer Abbas, who covered wars and revolutions across the world during a glittering career behind the lens, died Wednesday in Paris, his ...

MSNBC host Joy Reid says homophobic posts were result of hack but skeptics have doubts

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 16:55
MSNBC’s Joy Reid insists that homophobic language in one of her old blog posts is the work of a computer hacker and her security expert ...

Oh, Yeezus: Trump and Kanye West trade complimentary tweets

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 14:26
Washington’s newest bromance: Yeezus and The Donald.President Donald Trump is tweeting his thanks Wednesday to rap superstar Kanye West for his recent online support. Trump ...

NHK pushes to define culture ahead of 2020 with some help from Perfume

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 01:00
With the Pyeongchang Olympics wrapped up, the spotlight has shifted to Tokyo ahead of the 2020 Games. The build up to the sporting spectacular is ...

‘Love × Doc’: A rom-com on doctor’s orders

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 00:59
When successful Japanese scriptwriters direct films, they tend to try too hard, cramming in characters, gags, plot twists and a blizzard of cuts. Sometimes, the ...

‘Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities’: Cirque du Soleil’s whimsical steampunk is thrilling

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 00:58
When Cirque du Soleil was founded in Canada in 1984, it redefined the idea of the circus. Its latest show, “Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities,” lives ...

MPAA head says theaters will survive rise of streaming sites, pegs fate to strength of movies

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 17:19
Two film industry leaders told theater owners Tuesday that are optimistic about the movie and theatrical exhibition business despite concerns about declining attendance and competition ...

Ready Player Win: Morisaki represents Japan in his first Hollywood gig

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 03:15
As far as Hollywood debuts go, it doesn’t get much bigger than stepping into a Steven Spielberg blockbuster. For Win Morisaki, it’s a giant leap ...

Ike no Taiga: The ‘true view’ travel painter

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 03:14
‘The Genius of Ike no Taiga: Carefree Traveler, Legendary Painter,” at Kyoto National Museum, is magisterial. Edo Period (1603-1868) Kyoto teemed with big name painters, ...