Lauren Furniss

For Lauren Furniss's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Mexican metal act Moderatto hope to swap tequila for sake

Jul 23, 2010

Mexican metal act Moderatto hope to swap tequila for sake

Although their name may sound like the Spanish cognate for “moderate,” parody glam-rock band Moderatto are anything but. Formed in 2001 by five friends from Mexico City, Moderatto caricature 1980s rock and pop bands ranging from Led Zeppelin to Puerto Rican boy band Menudo. ...

thatjapanesegirl

| Jul 7, 2010

thatjapanesegirl

Her moniker on YouTube says it all — born and raised in Kyoto, thatjapanesegirl has lived in Japan all her life, moving to Tokyo just this year. With more than 24,000 subscribers to her two YouTube channels, thatjapanese girl, who prefers to withhold her ...

'Beautified Taboo' fuses fashion, art

Jun 25, 2010

'Beautified Taboo' fuses fashion, art

“Violent” and “gruesome” aren’t adjectives typically associated with the world of fashion. However, curator Vivienne U.H. Doan hopes to change that. Held at Superdeluxe in the Roppongi district of Tokyo, the third annual “Beautified Taboo — The Fashion Edition” exhibit seeks to add a ...

Sex and the City 2

| Jun 18, 2010

Sex and the City 2

Director: Michael Patrick King Language: English “Sex and the City 2″ departs from New York as well as from the TV series’ witty dialogue and colorful characters. The glamour girls we used to love are struggling with middle-age, marriage and motherhood. To escape their ...

Classical pianist Allevi proves that the time is now

Jun 11, 2010

Classical pianist Allevi proves that the time is now

W ith an unruly mass of dark ringlets, blue jeans and a pair of black Chuck Taylors, Giovanni Allevi doesn’t look like your average classical pianist. But as he talks about the early masters that inspire him, he lights up in a way that ...