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Reshaping the sound of Neo-Tokyo for ‘Akira’

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 15:59
If you were watching anime in English in the 1990s and 2000s, chances are you’ve heard a dub recorded by Les Claypool III. Some of ...

Transgender Miss Universe contender speaks up for trans kids

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 18:53
The first transgender woman to compete in the global Miss Universe pageant wants to make history as a role model for trans children around the ...

Faith-based producer to turn Thailand cave rescue into Hollywood movie

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 18:52
The mission to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a Thai cave is to get the Hollywood treatment in a movie announced by ...

Collecting ‘Akira,’ one scene at a time

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 16:00
Joe Peacock vividly remembers the first time he saw “Akira,” the influential sci-fi anime film that turns 30 this month.It was “a random Thursday night” ...

‘Shino Can’t Say Her Name’: A teenage struggle that speaks to everyone

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 23:51
There’s a point in many teenagers’ lives where few things are more mortifying than the prospect of having to speak in public. High school freshman ...

Original 1926 Winnie-the-Pooh illustrated map breaks auction record at £430,000

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 16:47
APThe original hand-drawn map of Winnie-the-Pooh’s Hundred Acre Woods has sold at auction for £430,000 ($571,000), a record price for a book illustration. E.H. Shepard’s ...

George Clooney ‘fine’ after motorbike crash on Sardinia

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 14:14
Actor George Clooney was taken to the hospital in Sardinia and released after his motor scooter and a car crashed on a state road on ...

‘The Chrysanthemum and the Guillotine’: A sumo subplot stands out in a crowded film

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 02:00
One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter. I’m not sure if Takahisa Zeze knows this phrase but it applies to the heroes of his ...

‘Yukata Yukata Yukata’

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 01:59
July 14-Sept. 3Despite the decreasing number of Japanese wearing traditional clothing on a regular basis, the yukata (lightweight kimono) is still a popular garment for ...

‘Emerging 2018’

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 01:58
July 14-Sept. 24Tokyo Arts and Space (TOKAS) has been running programs to support and nurture young and up-and-coming artists since it was established in 2001. ...

1950s screen heartthrob Tab Hunter, star of ‘Damn Yankees’ who revealed late he was gay, dies age 86

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 16:45
Tab Hunter, the blond actor and singer who was a heartthrob for millions of teenagers in the 1950s with such films as “Battle Cry” and ...

Weinstein lawyer says emails, witnesses show he’s innocent, walks on $1 million bail

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 16:42
Moving beyond rote denials, Harvey Weinstein is playing a leading role in shaping what his lawyer said Monday will be an aggressive defense to sexual ...

Daredevil Travis Pastrana replicates three of Evel Knievel’s jumps

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 14:34
Daredevil Travis Pastrana has successfully replicated three of Evel Knievel’s motorcycle jumps.Appearing Sunday night in Las Vegas on the History Channel’s “Evel Live,” Pastrana cleared ...

Mick Jagger speaks to support Poland’s judges at Warsaw gig

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 15:19
News portals in Poland say Mick Jagger made a reference to Poland’s controversial judicial system overhaul during a Rolling Stones concert.According to Gazeta.pl, Jagger spoke ...

‘City of Devils’ review: Reliving the heady days of gangster land Shanghai

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 06:34
The space was bare. Except for a dirty mattress, there was no furniture. Bugs were crawling on the walls, the chamber pot reeked. Unshaved, unwashed ...

Spider-Man co-creator Stephen Ditko dies in New York aged 90

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 03:02
U.S. comics artist Stephen Ditko, co-creator of Marvel superheroes Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, has died. He was 90.Police in New York said he was found ...

Celebrity chef Bourdain leaves bulk of $1.2 million estate to 11-year-old daughter

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 18:26
Globe-trotting chef, author and TV host Anthony Bourdain was worth $1.2 million when he died last month and he left most of the estate to ...

Scarlett Johansson’s plans to play trans man spurs backlash

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 16:44
Scarlett Johansson’s plans to portray a transgender man have sparked a backlash from many who object to cisgender actors playing trans roles.Earlier this week, Johansson ...

James Woods suggests his agent dropped him over his Trump-praising politics

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 16:42
James Woods, one of Hollywood’s most outspoken conservatives, says his agent dropped him as a client on the Fourth of July, citing patriotism.Woods on Thursday ...

The small screen needs the small mercies of ‘Terrace House’

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 01:03
Television has long been my connection to home. White Walkers ushering in an apocalyptic winter, Cold War sleeper agents going rogue, robots running amok in ...

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