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‘Makuko’: Love, life and that same old E.T. story

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 01:29
The “visitor from another planet” story is doable, even for an indie filmmaker with no budget. All you need are aliens who have assumed human ...

‘Shinjuku Tiger’: A story of one man and his mask

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 01:28
Spend enough time on the streets of Shinjuku, and you’ll eventually spot a flamboyantly dressed figure in a tiger mask carrying fake flowers, stuffed animals ...

Stephen Colbert postpones visit to New Zealand after mosque attack

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:38
Talk show host Stephen Colbert has postponed what was supposed to be a surprise visit to New Zealand following the terrorist attack in Christchurch that ...

Jerry Lee Lewis, 83, cancels shows, is recovering from stroke

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:36
Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has been transferred from a hospital to a rehabilitation center following a stroke last month, but will have ...

Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival offers a world of fascination

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:45
Held annually from 1990, save for 2007 when its host town was facing financial difficulties, the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival has become a little ...

Le Corbusier: Foundations of an architect

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:44
The National Museum of Western Art's survey of Le Corbusier is a revealing origins story that suggests his architectural creative vision may have had its ...

‘Joseph Cornell: Collage & Montage’

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:43
March 23-June 16American artist Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) is well-known for his assemblage artworks — surrealist arrangements of objects that he collected and framed inside handmade ...

‘The Treasures and the Tradition of “Lale” in the Ottoman Empire’

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:42
March 20-May 20On loan from the Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul, Turkey, this collection of 170 treasures from the Ottoman Empire reflects the diverse cultures ...

‘This is Our Collection + Yinka Shonibare CBE: Flower Power’

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:41
March 21-May 26After two years of renovations, the Fukuoka Art Museum is reopening with its largest exhibition since its establishment in 1979. Three hundred exhibits ...

Warner Bros. chief Kevin Tsujihara ousted over relationship with actress

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 17:12
Warner Bros. Chief Executive Officer Kevin Tsujihara is leaving the studio over allegations that he had a sexual relationship with an actress he helped promote, ...

NY library opens archive dedicated to rocker Lou Reed

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 13:27
The New York Public Library has opened an archive dedicated to pioneering alternative rock musician Lou Reed.The library acquired the archive after performance artist and ...

South Korean president calls for investigation into K-Pop’s sex scandal

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 03:28
South Korean President Moon Jae-in called for an investigation into a sex and corruption scandal involving Seoul’s nightclubs after a K-Pop star underwent questioning last ...

Japanese guitarist channels spirit of Led Zeppelin legend Jimmy Page

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 02:46
For more than 30 years, Akio Sakurai has been obsessed with studying and recreating the minute details of every recorded performance of Led Zeppelin guitarist ...

Japanese rock singer and actor Yuya Uchida dies at 79

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 22:55
Japanese rock singer and actor Yuya Uchida, who performed as the opening act for the Beatles’ concerts in Tokyo in 1966, has died of pneumonia ...

Review: Sid at Yokohama Arena

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 19:22
Passionate fandom has become the domain of pop music. Or, at least, that’s the image that has developed globally over the past decade, as intense ...

Dick Dale, ‘King of Surf Guitar,’ dies at 81

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 18:39
Dick Dale, whose pounding, blaringly loud power-chord instrumentals on songs like “Miserlou” and “Let’s Go Trippin’ ” earned him the title “King of the Surf ...

‘The Unmaking of an American’: One thread in a lifetime of cultural exploration

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 06:52
Roger Pulvers' latest memoir, "The Unmaking of an American," takes readers on an engaging and occasionally revelatory tour of Japan and Pulvers' own family history.

Yoko Tawada: Wondrously strange subject matter from a fantastical imagination

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 06:34
Prize-winning author Yoko Tawada tethers her playful prose to realistic social issues: gender roles, immigration, aging societies. Writing in both Japanese and German, her novels ...

Japan’s Netflix contender bets on youth-driven viral hits

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 00:41
On a Friday night at a downtown Tokyo television studio, 12 teen models with cutesy nicknames like “Ayamin” and “Kyokyo” are waiting nervously to find ...

Sex, lies and video: Scandals rock K-pop world

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 16:40
Police in South Korea questioned two K-pop stars and two other singers resigned on Thursday, as accusations of sex tapes, prostitutes and secret chat about ...