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‘The Age of New Painting’

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 03:17
Jan. 19-March 24The “new painting” of this exhibition refers to neo-expressionism, a movement that emerged during the early 1980s in reaction to the minimalist nature ...

Actor Hugh Grant appeals on Twitter for return of script stolen from his car

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 16:46
Actor Hugh Grant took to social media on Monday to appeal for the return of a script he lost when thieves broke into his car.The ...

Popular kabuki actor Ichikawa Ebizo to become 13th holder of Danjuro stage name

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 00:26
Popular kabuki actor Ichikawa Ebizo, 41, will become Ichikawa Danjuro XIII in May 2020, Shochiku Co., producer of kabuki performances and operator of Tokyo’s famed ...

‘A Prophet’ creator turns attention to France’s war in Algeria

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 16:36
One of France’s most celebrated screenwriters is taking on its biggest taboo, the bloody conflict in Algeria, in a new war film.Abdel Raouf Dafri told ...

Shirley Boone, wife of crooner Pat Boone and philanthropist, dies at 84

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 14:27
Shirley Boone, the longtime wife of singer Pat Boone as well as a philanthropist, has died. She was 84.She passed away on Friday surrounded by ...

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, the undisputed master of warrior prints

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 06:54
Utagawa Kuniyoshi was a true son of Edo. Born near Nihonbashi in 1797, his father a dyer, he grew up among the hoi polloi in ...

‘Friendship for Grown-Ups’ evokes the ambiguity of everyday life

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 06:36
Keshiki is a chapbook series published by Strangers Press designed to showcase some of the most exciting writers working in Japan today. “Friendship for Grown-Ups” ...

‘Small Buildings of Kyoto’: A spotlight on Kyoto’s overlooked quotidian

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 06:34
When it comes to photography books about Kyoto, the genre is usually limited to three areas: geishas, gardens and temples — in the English language ...

As the heavyweights return, will 2019 be a smash year for anime?

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 01:27
When looking forward to the coming year in anime, it may be helpful to jump in the time machine and hop back to 2016. That’s ...

Perfume goes back to dance basics ahead of Coachella debut

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 01:22
Perfume keeps finding new opportunities more than 15 years into its career. This spring, the electro-pop trio embarks on its latest international tour, with stops ...

Johnny Hates Jazz: Returning to Japan for happier times

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 02:30
Eighties electro-popsters Johnny Hates Jazz return to Japan this month ready to roll out the hits as part of a tour that has been celebrating ...

“Kono Michi”: A biopic heavy on sentimentality

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 02:29
Biopics are a Hollywood staple, though poets don’t usually get a lot of play, with the Beats (Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and company) among the ...

“His Lost Name”: A lack of more than just a name

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 02:28
Cinema abounds with tales of imposters and con artists, but some of the most interesting stories are the ones where people get wise to a ...

French author Yann Moix sparks outrage for saying women over 50 are ‘too old’ to love, says he prefers young Asians

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 12:13
A popular French author and presenter has sparked widespread criticism around the world for saying that women over 50 are “too old” to love and ...

‘Crime and Punishment’: The crime you’ll be glad you were a witness to

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 03:30
In a scoop for Tokyo, Theatre Cocoon in Shibuya Ward is set to mark the new year with the world premiere of a new production ...

‘Beyond the End: Ruins in Art History’: What kind of beauty lies beneath ruins?

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 03:29
The exploration of the subject of ruins — their romanticization and fantasization — raises questions about the relationship between art, beauty and disaster.

‘Architectural and Spatial Works Designed for Children’

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 03:28
Jan. 12-March 24When the modern education system in Japan was established during the Meiji Era (1868-1912), the first school facilities were architecturally based on Western-style ...

‘Direct Perception by Soetsu Yanagi’

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 03:27
Jan. 11-March 24Soetsu Yanagi (1889-1961), a scholar who specialized in the philosophy of religion, was also a theorist and aesthetician credited for spearheading the mingei ...

‘La Caricature is Here!’

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 03:26
Jan. 12- Feb. 24On Nov. 4, 1830, the first issue of Caricature, edited by Charles Philipon (1800-61), was published in Paris. The groundbreaking weekly magazine, ...

Kevin Spacey’s lawyers enter not guilty plea in Massachusetts sex assault trial

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 12:13
Lawyers for Kevin Spacey entered a not guilty plea on his behalf in Massachusetts court Monday on charges he groped an 18-year-old busboy in 2016.The ...