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102 articles published/printed


Jackie Chan takes 'bow of apology' after son busted for drugs

Aug 22, 2014

Jackie Chan takes 'bow of apology' after son busted for drugs

Kung-fu movie star Jackie Chan offered the public a “deep bow of apology” after his son, actor, singer and socialite Jaycee, was arrested in Beijing for drug use. Jackie Chan, 60, served as a goodwill spokesman for the China National Anti-Drug Committee in 2009, ...

Drug for Ebola-like virus promising in ill monkeys

Aug 22, 2014

Drug for Ebola-like virus promising in ill monkeys

An experimental drug saved monkeys from a virus closely related to Ebola even after symptoms began, Texas researchers reported Wednesday. A drug that targets Ebola in the same way is under development, and the study raises questions about how late after infection treatments might ...

Aug 22, 2014

Seabed drilling off Henoko

The Abe administration's approval of the start of seabed drilling off Henoko, Okinawa, shows that it is not much concerned with winning the support of Okinawans as it pushes for construction of a new facility to replace U.S. Marine Air Station Futenma.

Aug 22, 2014

The fair cost of recycling

Japan's environment ministry is reviewing whether appliance recycling fees — set by manufacturers and paid by consumers since 2001 — are too high.

Aug 22, 2014

Bereft of sense, government does what it can

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Washington's response to the menace of school bake sales illustrates progressivism's ratchet: The federal government subsidizes school lunches, so it must control the lunches' contents, which validates regulation of what it calls "competitive foods," such as vending machine snacks.

I want you: A dog named Abbey

| Aug 22, 2014

I want you: A dog named Abbey

Though Abbey can be rather intimidating due to her low, husky voice and size, people with a bit of experience with big dogs will soon see that she's really just a big softie.

Ballet's dance with the avant-garde

Aug 22, 2014

Ballet's dance with the avant-garde

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On May 29, 1913, the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris witnessed what has become a tale of artistic scandal re-told and exaggerated to almost mythic proportions. It is said that just seconds after the stage curtain was raised, the Ballet Russes’ performance of Igor ...

'The Enchanted World of Jacques Demy'

Aug 22, 2014

'The Enchanted World of Jacques Demy'

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French filmmaker Jacques Demy’s New Wave interpretation of the musical “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” (1964) is perhaps his most famous film, but he made numerous other unusual musicals, including “The Young Girls of Rochefort” (1967) and “Lady Oscar” (1979), which was co-produced in Japan ...

'Playing with Sound: Yuri Suzuki'

Aug 22, 2014

'Playing with Sound: Yuri Suzuki'

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All of designer-artist Yuri Suzuki’s works involve an element of play and focus on our relationship with sound, noises, music and electronics. As his first major solo exhibition in Japan, “Playing with Sound” is an interactive show that offers visitors unusual aural experiences and ...

No leader of the pack, but still a heartthrob

Aug 22, 2014

No leader of the pack, but still a heartthrob

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What is it with women and bad boys on motorcycles — including college boys with pretensions to being bad? A conundrum of my youth. Yes, I understood the appeal of a Marlon Brando or James Dean with a big thrumming machine between his legs, ...

Zulu (Cape Town)

Aug 22, 2014

Zulu (Cape Town)

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Any movie with Orlando Bloom in it is getting an extra star this month because he recently did what so many of us have longed to do: He took a swing at Justin Bieber. Hell, I’d give him five stars if he had landed ...

The Great Beauty

Aug 22, 2014

The Great Beauty

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‘The Great Beauty” recalls two other films set in Rome: “La Dolce Vita” and “Roman Holiday.” The former takes huge bites out of the city’s decadence and debauchery in much the same way as “The Great Beauty.” The latter takes a mere lick at ...

Miura delivers another quality start for BayStars

Aug 22, 2014

Miura delivers another quality start for BayStars

Forty-year-old ace Daisuke Miura threw seven innings on Thursday night to win his fifth straight start as the Yokohama BayStars beat the third-place Hiroshima Carp 3-0. Miura (5-4) allowed five hits and two walks, while striking out three. He was fortunate to leave the ...

Nats keep win streak alive

Aug 22, 2014

Nats keep win streak alive

Bryce Harper has a suggestion for those looking for the perfect word to describe the Washington Nationals’ recent run of walk-off victories and nine straight wins overall. Harper scored the winning run on pinch hitter Anthony Rendon’s single in the ninth inning as Washington ...

Rose watches while U.S. crushes Dominicans

Aug 22, 2014

Rose watches while U.S. crushes Dominicans

Derrick Rose heard the fans chanting his name, and yes, he would’ve loved to give them what they wanted. But after missing most of the past two years and with still a long summer of basketball ahead, he’s willing to take this return slowly. ...

Rams reach out to Ferguson teams

Aug 22, 2014

Rams reach out to Ferguson teams

Courtland Griffin has attempted to keep the lives of his McCluer North football players as normal as possible despite the upheaval in their community: Ferguson, Missouri. North is one of three high schools in the Ferguson-Florissant School District that has yet to begin classes ...

Blue Jays rally past Brewers

Aug 22, 2014

Blue Jays rally past Brewers

Munenori Kawasaki hit a game-tying RBI double and scored the go-ahead run in a five-run sixth inning as the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-5 on Wednesday. With the Blue Jays trailing 3-2, Kawasaki came up with one out and ...

McIlroy wants to ride incredible run into FedEX Cup race

Aug 22, 2014

McIlroy wants to ride incredible run into FedEX Cup race

The last player to win back-to-back majors in the same season didn’t even make it to the FedEx Cup finale at East Lake. “That’s not going to happen,” said Rory McIlroy, with a smile. He’s correct, based on simple math. Padraig Harrington won the ...