Dance troupe adds special Tohoku show

Feb 24, 2012

Dance troupe adds special Tohoku show

Lucnica, the Slovak National Folklore Ballet from Bratislava, has been described by a journalist at French newspaper La Marseillaise as “The Rolling Stones of folklore.” Perhaps what the writer meant is that they aren’t likely to gather any moss. One of the thrills of ...

Jan 19, 2012

Lost Kennedy photo now to be found in museums

John F. Kennedy is framed by the heads of seven TV cameramen. His hands are cupped in a some kind of explanatory gesture, but his mouth is closed. Perhaps he’s just finished saying something about his chances in the 1960 election, which is just ...

Lost Kennedy photo now to be found in museums

Jan 19, 2012

Lost Kennedy photo now to be found in museums

John F. Kennedy is framed by the heads of seven TV cameramen. His hands are cupped in a some kind of explanatory gesture, but his mouth is closed. Perhaps he’s just finished saying something about his chances in the 1960 election, which is just ...

Danger! Nuclear waste! Keep out — forever!

| Jan 15, 2012

Danger! Nuclear waste! Keep out — forever!

The earliest known cave paintings date from about 30,000 years ago, and the earliest bone tools found so far predate those paintings by another 40,000 years. Go back 100,000 years, and Homo sapiens — us lot — are only just emerging, though the fossil ...

Jan 5, 2012

Looking ahead: 10 shows to mark on the 2012 calender

“Fuyuko Matsui: Becoming Friends with All the Children in the World” Yokohama Museum of ArtDec. 17, 2011-March 18.www.yaf.or.jp/yma The tall and strikingly good looking Fuyuko Matsui confirmed her status as the nation’s most media-friendly artist when she was included as one of just 10 ...

Looking ahead: 10 shows to mark on the 2012 calender

Jan 5, 2012

Looking ahead: 10 shows to mark on the 2012 calender

“Fuyuko Matsui: Becoming Friends with All the Children in the World” Yokohama Museum of ArtDec. 17, 2011-March 18.www.yaf.or.jp/yma The tall and strikingly good looking Fuyuko Matsui confirmed her status as the nation’s most media-friendly artist when she was included as one of just 10 ...

Heian Period 'Godfather' brought to life on NHK

Dec 30, 2011

Heian Period 'Godfather' brought to life on NHK

Marlon Brando’s title character in the 1972 film “The Godfather” might not be the first thing that comes to mind at the mention of 12th century warlord Taira no Kiyomori, but the comparison has proven particularly effective for public broadcaster NHK, which will air ...

Seeking solace in artistic responses to March 11

Dec 22, 2011

Seeking solace in artistic responses to March 11

What can art do? What role can it play when the whole world seems suddenly unstable, unsure? At first, the Great East Japan Earthquake and the tsunami that followed sent the Japanese art world into a kind of stunned silence. And that was understandable. ...