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Director Roman Polanski calls Me Too movement ‘mass hysteria’

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 05:35
Film director Roman Polanski dismissed the Me Too movement as “mass hysteria” and “hypocrisy” in a Polish interview carried out before he was expelled from ...

‘The Florida Project’ looks at life’s hardships through the eyes of a child

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 01:00
America is portrayed many ways in film, but the way Japanese audiences tend to get to see it is through the rose-tinted lens of a ...

‘The Blood of Wolves’: Old-school yakuza thrills are back

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 00:59
The yakuza movie used to bestride the Japanese film industry like a colossus, but now clings to its margins. A well-known director occasionally essays the ...

‘Amachan’ star rebrands as Non and kicks out the jams on ‘Super Heroes’ debut

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 00:58
During the summer of 2013, when millions of viewers tuned in every morning to catch the latest installment of NHK’s “Amachan,” the show’s sprightly 19-year-old ...

‘This Is America’ seals Donald Glover’s reputation as protest artist

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 22:39
It’s been called a moving testament to modern times and an unflinching exploration of the wretched past experienced by African-Americans.Donald Glover’s “This Is America,” a ...

Keishi Nagatsuka navigates cultural differences in bringing play about capital punishment to Japan

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 01:00
For casual fans of film, the name Martin McDonagh only became familiar after the movie he wrote, directed and produced, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” ...

The funny side of Edo Period culture

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 00:59
Sometimes vulgar or ridiculous, and occasionally cliched, the toba-e of Nichosai, Kuniyoshi, Hokusai and Kyosai at the Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts offer a ...

‘Naito Masatoshi: Another World Unveiled’

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 00:58
May 12-July 16During the 1960s, freelance photographer Masatoshi Naito explored the formation of life and mysteries of the universe through a series of microscopic photographs ...

‘The Rimpa School: From Tawaraya Sotatsu to Tanaka Ikko’

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 00:57
May 12-July 8During the 17th century in Kyoto, Tawaraya Sotatsu and Hon’ami Koetsu established an eccentric decorative and creative style of painting that would later ...

‘Kotatsu Iwata: Coney Island Project’

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 00:56
May 11-June 2Osaka-born painter Kotatsu Iwata moved to New York in 2004 after being influenced by the work of Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. His ...

Utah woman suing actor Tom Sizemore, claiming he groped her when she was 11

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 17:04
A Utah woman who filed a lawsuit Monday accusing actor Tom Sizemore of groping her at a photo shoot when she was 11 said she ...

William Shatner addresses grads, talks about change

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 17:04
William Shatner has boldly gone where he has never gone before: the graduation ceremony at the New England Institute of Technology.The 87-year-old actor best known ...

‘Star Trek’ actor George Takei to speak at Boston library on WWII stint in internment camp

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 16:59
“Star Trek” actor George Takei (tuh-KAY’) is scheduled to speak at the Boston Public Library.Takei on Tuesday is set to discuss his experience during World ...

Stormy Daniels taunts fake Trump in ‘SNL’ as lawyer presses media blitz

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 13:55
Porn actress Stormy Daniels took aim at Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live” with comedy as her lawyer pressed forward Sunday with a straight-faced media ...

Tokio member Tatsuya Yamaguchi’s talent agency contract terminated over indecent act

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 12:18
The talent agency managing all-male pop group Tokio said Sunday it has terminated its contract with group member Tatsuya Yamaguchi, who came under fire for ...

Stormy Daniels plays cameo role in ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketch

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 01:57
Adult film actress Stormy Daniels, who claims she had an affair with President Donald Trump, played herself in a sketch on U.S. comedy show ‘Saturday ...

Why cleaning is good for you, according to Buddhist monk Shoukei Matsumoto

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 06:38
Turn cleaning from the ultimate chore to a restorative feature of your life.

‘Japanese Tales from Times Past’: One thousand years later, the ‘Konjaku’ is still educating its readers

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 06:36
The "Konjaku Monogatari" is one of Japan's oldest collection of stories. Many are supernatural folktales that warn against foxes and demons. All are meant to ...

‘Shinrin-Yoku: The Art and Science of Forest Bathing’: It’s simple, get out into nature when you can

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 06:34
According to Qing Li, forest bathing is a cure-all: Time spent with trees can boost the immune system, increase energy, decrease anxiety, depression and anger, ...

Roman Polanski’s film academy expulsion, 40-years in the making

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 01:55
Until Thursday, Roman Polanski had been a film academy member for over 40 years since pleading guilty to unlawful sex with a minor in 1977. ...

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