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Southern rock founding father Gregg Allman dies at age 69

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 03:44
Music legend Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel The Allman Brothers Band to superstardom and spawn ...
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‘Record of a Night Too Brief’: Hiromi Kawakami uncoils life’s mysteries with an exploration of dreams

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 14:02
When I met the popular author Hiromi Kawakami in London recently, I asked her thoughts about the great authors of Japan’s literary past. Did she, ...
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‘The Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Germany and Japan’: Is it fair to compare wartime experiences?

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 13:36
Despite regular, if sometimes half-hearted apologies, China and South Korea have repeatedly accused Japan of being unrepentant and insincere in its attitude to World War ...
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‘The Stakes of Exposure: Anxious Bodies in Postwar Japanese Art’: Unpacking politics, protest and gender

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 13:34
Namiko Kunimoto’s new book, “The Stakes of Exposure,” interweaves artist practices and works with key events in postwar Japan. As such, the reader will learn ...
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Ben Stiller and wife Christine Taylor announce separation

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 03:42
Ben Stiller and his wife announced Friday that they are separating after 17 years of marriage. Stiller and actress Christine Taylor released a joint statement ...
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USAA pulling ads from Hannity’s Fox News show

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 09:11
Financial services firm USAA is adding itself to the list of companies that have pulled advertising from Sean Hannity’s Fox News Channel show. But the ...
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Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia teams up with Exile’s Hiro to create a contemporary fusion of vision and sound

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:00
From its debut in 1999 as the passion project of actor Tetsuya Bessho, Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia has grown into a big event ...
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Coppola, Kidman put Cannes spotlight on gender imbalance

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 08:58
The imagery was stark, if inevitable: 12 Palme d’Or winners, one of them female. When the Cannes Film Festival celebrated its 70th anniversary on Tuesday, ...
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Ariana Grande cancels tour dates after Manchester attack

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 08:57
Ariana Grande has called off two London concerts and five in Europe after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at her performance in Manchester, England, ...
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Hollywood’s love storyboard

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 06:50
If you’re the type who sticks around after a movie to read the credits, you’ll know it takes more than one village to make a ...
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On ‘Kiseki,’ rappers bring out the true grit in resurgent DJ Krush

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 07:21
On "Es.U.Es Corporation," DJ Krush's collaborators bring an undeniable energy to the proceedings, and the veteran turntablist responds with some of his grittiest productions since ...
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‘A Beautiful Star’: I’m an extraterrestrial, get me outta here

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 07:21
In "A Beautiful Star," Lily Franky plays the father in a family that turns out to be made up mostly of aliens.The post ‘A Beautiful ...
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Tokyo International Art Fair to kick off in Shibuya’s Hikarie

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 05:13
While many people in Japan undoubtedly know someone who owns a brand name handbag, few may know anyone who owns a work of art. If ...
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‘Star Wars’ — four decades of box office gold

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 04:53
Lucasfilm is celebrating 40 years Thursday since the release of “Star Wars,” kicking off a franchise that has made $7.7 billion at the box office. ...
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‘Star Wars’ still feeling The Force 40 years after

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 04:52
The date was 1977, and no one had yet worn a copper bikini to bed, made whooshing lightsaber noises with a broomstick or yelled “May ...
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Cannes fetes itself with massive 70th anniversary bash, voices solidarity with Manchester

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 00:06
The Cannes Film Festival threw a star-studded celebration Tuesday for its 70th anniversary, drawing mobs of celebrities and a dozen former Palme d’Or winners to ...
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Reactions pour in over death of actor Roger Moore at age 89

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 23:56
Reactions are pouring in over the death of actor Roger Moore Tuesday at age 89: — “The world has lost one of its great champions ...
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Roger Moore, star of seven James Bond films, dies at 89

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 13:47
Roger Moore, the suavely insouciant star of seven James Bond films, has died in Switzerland. He was 89. The British actor died Tuesday after a ...
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Tofubeats: the art of reality in an era of ‘post-truth’

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 08:58
The final months of 2016 left Yusuke Kawai feeling confused. The electronic artist who records under the name tofubeats came across a BBC news segment ...
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Kaikei: the name behind the gods

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 08:55
Kamakura Period (1185-1333) Buddhist sculptures often come down to us under the individual names of makers (when known) though they were often fashioned in workshops ...
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