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Famed producer Tetsuya Komuro quits music industry over alleged affair

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 03:00
Music producer Tetsuya Komuro said Friday he will retire from the industry following a recent magazine report about his alleged extramarital affair with a nurse.“I ...

Robert Redford: #MeToo is ‘tipping point’ for Hollywood

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:24
Robert Redford said Thursday the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements were a “tipping point” that would change Hollywood in favor of women’s equality and intolerance ...

Forever young actor Paul Rudd named Hasty Pudding Man of the Year

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:45
Actor and screenwriter Paul Rudd has been named 2018 Man of the Year by the nation’s oldest collegiate theatrical organization at Harvard University.Hasty Pudding said ...

Will 2018 herald a return to the 1990s?

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 01:07
Prognosticating something as unpredictable as the domestic music industry might appear to be a fool’s errand. But what’s the fun in playing it safe? Here ...

‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ author Robert Kiyosaki appeals for financial literacy

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 00:29
With a high literacy rate and a strong work ethic that embodies the samurai code of conduct, it is easy to assume Japan is well ...

Scathing Trump book ‘Fire and Fury’ coming to a TV near you

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 18:37
Michael Wolff’s explosive behind-the-scenes book about U.S. President Donald Trump, “Fire and Fury,” is headed for television, Hollywood trade publications reported on Wednesday.Hollywood entertainment company ...

Woody Allen backlash grows as daughter says she’s telling ‘truth’ about his sex abuse

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:23
Woody Allen was thrust to the fore Wednesday of the sexual harassment watershed sweeping the United States when his daughter revived child molestation allegations against ...

Lebanon allows Spielberg flick ‘The Post’ after censorship threat

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:21
Lebanon will let cinemas show Stephen Spielberg’s latest film “The Post” after the interior minister ruled on Wednesday against a request to ban it over ...

Jerome Bel and his amateurs test the limits of contemporary dance in Saitama show

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 07:59
Controversial French choreographer lets the locals loose in 'Gala.'

‘Devilman Crybaby’: The franchise is back, but with extra sex and ultra-violence

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 07:58
if "Crybaby" presages what's to come from Netflix's investment in anime, it's going to be an interesting year for the medium.

‘Our house’: A deftly constructed work of mystery

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 07:57
What if the same dwelling was populated by two pairs of seemingly living humans, neither of whom is aware of the other? That is the ...

Beck, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds to headline Summer Sonic

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 00:49
American singer-songwriter Beck and British rock outfit Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have been named as headliners at this year’s Summer Sonic music festival in ...

Lebanon censors ban ‘The Post’ over Steven Spielberg’s support for Israel

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:44
Lebanon’s censorship authorities have effectively banned Steven Spielberg’s newspaper drama, “The Post,” because the American director is on a regional blacklist for supporting Israel.The directive ...

Mila Kunis named woman of the year by Harvard’s Hasty Pudding

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:39
Mila Kunis, who made her mark on two long-running television comedies and earned a Golden Globe nomination for her work on the big screen, was ...

Three’s never a crowd for Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 03:00
British sibling trio Kitty, Daisy & Lewis are discussing why their fourth album “Superscope” is their most upbeat yet. “I think you just get bored ...

The cosmic talents of Noriyoshi Ohrai

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 02:59
It must have been nonstop monsters, warships, hunks and epic boobage for much of Noriyoshi Ohrai’s life.The retrospective exhibition, at the Ueno Royal Museum, of ...

‘Iro-e: Japan Cute!’

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 02:58
Jan. 12- March 25Iro-e, colorful overglazed enamel ceramics, became particularly popular during the Edo Period (1603-1868) and were often made of porcelain in the styles ...

‘The Art of Polychrome Prints of Attractive Women and Kabuki Actors in Edo Period by Utagawa Kunisada’

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 02:57
Jan. 20-March 25Japanese polychrome ukiyo-e woodblock prints known as nishiki-e evolved during the Edo Period (1603-1868), and were named after brocade textiles because of their ...

‘Building Romance’

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 02:56
Jan. 20-April 8Inspired by 19th-century European bildungsroman literature, the title of this exhibition suggests that after the 20th century, artists often avoided expressing the emotion ...

The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan dies suddenly in London at 46

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 14:42
Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of Irish rock band The Cranberries, died suddenly on Monday. She was 46.O’Riordan died in London, where she was recording, publicist ...