A diary washed ashore opens up a world of multiple realities

Jul 13, 2013

A diary washed ashore opens up a world of multiple realities

A good read transcends into the eternal, melding the real now with a timeless present. Ruth Ozeki’s “A Tale for the Time Being” is all that and more: a quietly amazing achievement, a careful construct bridging quantum physics and the role of the reader/observer, ...

Mom who blogged about tsunami wants people to remember

Jul 5, 2013

Mom who blogged about tsunami wants people to remember

Stranded for three days after March 11, 2011, with her mother-in-law and young children on the second floor of their home near the industrial port of Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Naoko Nakayama fought panic by communicating the only way she could: scribbling on torn scraps ...

'New' Royal Ballet spans the frontiers of dance

Jul 4, 2013

'New' Royal Ballet spans the frontiers of dance

For the first time in three years, one of the world’s most esteemed ballet companies is bringing its talent to one of the world’s most appreciative audiences, as part of a tour that explores the parameters of dance. Britain’s Royal Ballet will present its ...

Historical biography captures the spirit of early feminist Japan

Jun 16, 2013

Historical biography captures the spirit of early feminist Japan

Time distorts, concealing the individual drops of humanity within the great tide of history. “Beauty in Disarray” attempts to reveal one such individual threatened to be lost in time, a woman named Noe Ito. In telling Ito’s tragic story, biographer Harumi Setouchi (now known ...

K-ballet brings back 'Giselle' and introduces new leads

May 30, 2013

K-ballet brings back 'Giselle' and introduces new leads

As summer approaches with the misty other-worldliness of Japan’s rainy season, Tokyo’s K-Ballet graces the stage in June with a revival of the hauntingly romantic masterpiece “Giselle.” Six different ballerinas will perform the lead role as the production synthesizes K-Ballet’s changing image from a ...