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Police probe reports of elder abuse targeting Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee, 95

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:56
Los Angeles police are investigating reports of elder abuse against Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee.The investigation was revealed in a restraining order granted Wednesday against a ...

Juliette Binoche gets to see the ‘real’ Japan in ‘Vision’

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 01:45
‘It’s so warm in here!” exclaims Juliette Binoche. “You know in (Michael) Haneke’s film, I have a scene where I kind of suffocate and I ...

‘Shoplifters’: Kore-eda’s Palme d’Or winner is an eloquent look at the human condition

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 01:44
When a Japanese director wins the Palme d’Or — the highest award at the Cannes Film Festival, the film world’s equivalent of soccer’s World Cup ...

‘Batman Ninja’: The Caped Crusader’s Japan jaunt is a missed opportunity

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 01:43
Following in the noble tradition of “Sharknado,” “Snakes on a Plane” and “Sex and the City 2,” this elaborately executed nonsense is the kind of ...

Trump calls Robert De Niro ‘very low IQ individual’ after Tony Awards outburst

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 18:42
Donald Trump on Tuesday hit back at Robert De Niro, calling him a “very low IQ individual,” after the Oscar-winning actor’s expletive-laden attack on the ...

Filmmaker Kazuhiro Soda visits the stadium that’s home to all of America

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 00:40
"The Big House" captures more than just football in a documentary about the University of Michigan's main stadium.

Late Edo Period villainy is captured in violent ukiyo-e prints

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 00:39
In the waning years of the Edo Period (1603-1868), a darkness seized hold of the public consciousness and bloody murders, acts of arson and sexual ...


Tue, 06/12/2018 - 00:38
June 15-July 8Yuna Yagi is a Kyoto-based photographer whose work, since her debut in 2010, has been praised by critics both here and abroad. Her ...

‘Gordon Matta-Clark: Mutation in Space’

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 00:37
June 19-Sept. 17American artist Gordon Matta-Clark (1943-78) was a 20th-century Renaissance man, juggling projects that cut across multiple artistic disciplines as well as into street ...

‘Rock: Power, Spirit & Love’

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 00:36
June 9-July 1Rock ‘n’ roll hasn’t just made an impact on the world’s musical culture, its spirit of rebellion has also had a profound effect ...

French prosecutor: No evidence of foul play in Anthony Bourdain’s death

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 18:54
There’s no evidence of foul play or violence in celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain’s death in a French hotel room, a French prosecutor said Saturday.The famed ...

Mindy Kaling jokes about Trump, toilet plungers, urges Dartmouth grads to have ‘insane confidence’ in themselves

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 16:51
Mindy Kaling took on President Donald Trump in her Sunday commencement address to Dartmouth College graduates, suggesting he may have “tweeted us into war” with ...

Oops: Fox News host sorry for calling Trump-Kim summit a meeting of ‘two dictators’

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 14:49
A Fox News host has accidentally referred to the highly anticipated summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a ...

In ‘Convenience Store Woman’, Sayaka Murata questions normality in modern Japan

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 06:57
A former convenience store worker herself, Murata tells stories of women who don't fit in, who aren't ticking the boxes of middle class conformity.

Kobo Abe’s ‘Kangaroo Notebook’ is absurdist, surrealist and occasionally exasperating

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 06:36
Is this bizarrely oneiric journey, daikon sprouts and all, really just Kobo Abe's exteriorized exploration of a tortured psyche?

‘Contemporary Japanese Architects’ lays down the foundations of Japanese design

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 06:34
From World War II to the Great East Japan Earthquake, Japanese architects have pushed the boundaries of art, architecture and design.

Disney animation chief John Lasseter quits, acknowledging unwanted physical contact with staffers

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 18:00
Disney animation chief John Lasseter said Friday he is quitting, six months after acknowledging in an internal memo that he had made staffers feel “disrespected ...

From Kansai to New York: Jazz trumpeter Takuya Kuroda on going back to basics

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 01:09
In the dimly lit Under Deer Lounge in Shibuya, jazz trumpeter Takuya Kuroda conducts an impromptu ensemble with raucous enthusiasm.Preceded by his Afro, he bounces ...

Kate Spade’s husband says she suffered from depression, battled ‘personal demons’

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 18:51
The husband and business partner of designer Kate Spade, who died in an apparent suicide, said she suffered from depression and anxiety for many years.She ...

Last surviving ‘Wizard of Oz’ munchkin, Jerry Maren, dead at 99

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 17:10
Jerry Maren, the last surviving munchkin from the classic 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz” and the one who famously welcomed Dorothy to Munchkin Land, ...