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Writer/director James Toback of ‘Bugsy’ fame accused by 38 women of sexual harassment

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 19:24
Writer and director James Toback, who got an Oscar nomination for writing “Bugsy,” has been accused of sexual harassment by 38 women in a report ...
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Anime tourism invites overseas fans to join festivities

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 09:00
Yuwaku Onsen is a 1,300-year-old hot-springs resort tucked between mountains along the Asano River south of Kanazawa. Ten mid-size traditional inns line its slim main ...
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‘Okinawa’: Remembering Takuma Nakahira in a different light

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 13:58
A figure stood on Zushi Beach in Kanagawa Prefecture one night in 1973, silhouetted against a fire as he fed piles of prints and negatives ...
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‘A Brief History of the Samurai’: offers thrilling take on Japan’s ancient warrior class

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 13:36
On reading Jonathan Clements’ brief history of the samurai, first published in 2010, you can’t help but see parallels with the recent blockbuster television series ...
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‘In Search of the Way’: looks for enlightenment

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 13:34
Richard bowring, religion, shinto , Confucianism, China, Shingo Buddhism
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Tarantino admits he knew of Weinstein misconduct complaints for decades as LAPD opens another rape probe

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 01:10
Quentin Tarantino has admitted knowing for decades about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct, confessing in an interview published Thursday to feeling ashamed that he did ...
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Kyoto’s ambience is key to making KIFF special

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 08:04
Film festivals don’t take place in isolation: An interesting city makes for a more interesting festival, unless you are the sort of movie nerd who ...
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Beck: ‘I wanted to put out a giant positive wave of sound’

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 07:59
“It’s actually surreal that it’s finally out,” Beck Hansen says of his 13th album, “Colors.” “It’s the longest time from inception to release I’ve ever ...
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Canada cries as its rock icon Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip dies at 53

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 00:23
Gord Downie, who made himself part of Canada’s national identity with songs about hockey and small towns as lead singer and songwriter of iconic rock ...
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Diana Ross to perform and be honored for lifetime achievement at American Music Awards

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 23:58
Diana Ross will receive a lifetime achievement honor at next month’s American Music Awards and will celebrate with a performance on the broadcast next month.ABC ...
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Harvard rescinds 2014 medal awarded to Harvey Weinstein

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 23:52
Harvard University is rescinding a 2014 medal it awarded to Harvey Weinstein for his contributions to African-American culture.The school’s Hutchins Center for African and African ...
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Busan International Film Festival spotlights female directors and plenty of Japanese content

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:00
The 22nd Busan International Film Festival, which opened Oct. 12 and ends Saturday, seemed to be in better shape this year.Last year, various South Korean ...
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‘Outrage Coda’: Takeshi Kitano’s kill count climbs high for trilogy’s finale

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 08:59
In his nearly three decades as a director, “Beat” Takeshi Kitano has won many critical plaudits and prizes abroad. But in Japan he is best ...
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‘Dawn Wind in My Poncho’: Boys come of age on a typical road trip

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 08:58
Japanese road movies are many; ones featuring high school kids, relatively few. One was Daigo Matsui’s 2015 “Our Huff and Puff Journey,” about four high ...
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U.S. author George Saunders wins 2017 Man Booker Prize for ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 04:03
Author George Saunders on Tuesday became only the second American writer to win Britain’s renowned Man Booker Prize, which was awarded for his first full-length ...
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Too racy for Louvre, sex sculpture ‘Domestikator’ finds home at Pompidou Centre

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 01:58
In the end it was just too kinky for the Louvre.The world’s most visited museum shied away from displaying a sculpture that some have labeled ...
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Psych-rock act Kikagaku Moyo makes a virtue of DIY and keeping it ‘sloppy’

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:20
If you were to glance at Kikagaku Moyo’s tour itinerary for 2017, it would be easy to forget that the group was Japanese at all. ...
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Koganecho: An old site in a new light

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:19
Koganecho Bazaar 2017’s “Double Facade: Multiple Ways to Encounter the Other” show is a bit of a mess.
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‘Prints in Paris 1900: From Elite to the Street’

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:18
Oct. 18-Jan. 8In late 19th-century Paris, prints evolved from being merely a tool to make copies and a means of communication to become a new ...
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‘David Shrigley: Lose Your Mind’

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:17
Oct. 14-Jan. 21British artist David Shrigley is known for depicting everyday situations with a dark sense of humor through a variety of genres, including illustration, ...
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