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Slavery a ‘choice’: Kanye West may lead at misleading but he’s not alone among celebs

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 17:11
Looking to back up his deeply dubious declaration this week that slavery was a “choice,” Kanye West tweeted a Harriet Tubman quote that was flat-out ...

Film Academy expels accused sex offenders Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 17:08
The organization that bestows the Academy Awards announced Thursday that it has voted to expel two prominent members convicted of sexual offenses, Bill Cosby and ...

Nariaki Obukuro comes out of left field

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 00:05
Singer-songwriter's debut album brings modern elements to J-pop.

Poland’s dissident violin virtuoso Wanda Wilkomirska dies at age 89

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 18:28
The director of a residence for retired Polish artists says violin virtuoso Wanda Wilkomirska, a one-time darling of the communist authorities who became a dissident, ...

Michelle Obama, Robert DeNiro, Zendaya fete college-bound kids with dance party

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 16:48
High school seniors have had the dance party of their lives, celebrating College Signing Day with Michelle Obama in Philadelphia.Obama showed off her moves Wednesday ...

‘Apprentice’ ex-contestant wants tapes for defamation suit against Trump

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 16:47
A former contestant on “The Apprentice” who has accused President Donald Trump of unwanted groping and kissing is seeking footage from the reality TV show ...

Tokio member Tatsuya Yamaguchi plans to leave pop group over kissing scandal

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 02:49
Tatsuya Yamaguchi, a member of Japanese all-male pop group Tokio, intends to leave the five-member band after coming under fire for kissing a high school ...

Is the feudal era over for Japan’s talent agencies?

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 02:45
Japanese show business definitely has a feudal side. Talent agencies control their tarento (talent) much in the way the daimyō (feudal lords) controlled the samurai ...

‘Oh Lucy!’: A made-in-Japan take on the American road trip movie

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 02:44
I’ve seen my share of Japanese movies set partly or wholly in the United States. With a few exceptions, the filmmakers only skim the exotic ...

Sean Hannity seen playing selective battle of sourcing against NYT report

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 18:34
Sean Hannity urged his viewers to put a New York Times article on the special counsel investigation of President Donald Trump “in your fireplace and ...

Playboy’s first employee, art director who created bunny logo, dies at 93

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 14:36
Magazine designer Art Paul, who created Playboy’s famous tuxedoed bunny head logo, has died. He was 93.Paul died of pneumonia on Saturday at a Chicago-area ...

Hide: The musician whose death rocked Japan

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 02:45
On the evening of May 2, 1998, as most of Japan was basking in the annual Golden Week holidays, a few dozen young women had ...

The Spanish Golden Age of earthy realism

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 02:44
"Velazquez and the Celebration of Painting: The Golden Age in the Museo Del Prado" celebrates 150 years of Japan-Spain diplomatic relations with an exploration of ...

‘Georges Braque: Metamorphoses’

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 02:43
April 28-June 24A pioneer of cubism, Georges Braque (1882-1963) was one of the most important artists to revolutionize early 20th-century art through the visual deconstruction ...

‘A Sparkle: With the Works of Yoshio Mori’

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 02:42
April 27-July 22In 1930, Yozo Hamaguchi (1909-2000) dropped out of Tokyo Art School (present-day Tokyo University of the Arts) to pursue painting and printing in ...

‘Fantastic Creatures and Landscape of Shiga in Art’

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 02:41
April 28-June 3Taking a natural history approach to presentation, 40 works from The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, have been brought together with documents from ...

Elleh story: ‘Sad boy disco’ that isn’t all that lonely

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 18:06
Club music usually gets you pumped up for a night out. Music about clubs? Those songs are just as likely to focus on the come ...

Ashley Judd sues Harvey Weinstein, saying he wrecked her career after she spurned his advances

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 17:34
Ashley Judd sued Harvey Weinstein on Monday, saying the former movie mogul hurt her acting career in retaliation for her rejecting his sexual advances.In the ...

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ opens with $630 million to smash global record

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 21:12
“Avengers: Infinity War” took in $630 million in its first weekend, the highest global opening of all time, industry estimates showed on Sunday.“The latest Marvel ...

Danny DeVito gets his own day in his native New Jersey

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 16:49
Danny DeVito has gotten his own day in his native New Jersey.The Asbury Park Press reports the Asbury Park City Council honored the actor Saturday ...