Apr 19, 2012

"Beat Takeshi Kitano, Gosse de peintre"

It’s not often you get to step into someone else’s imagination the way you can at “Gosse de peintre” (translated to either “Kid of Painting” or “Painter’s Kid”). This is the mind of internationally famous Japanese filmmaker, actor, comedian and artist Takeshi Kitano, also ...

'Beat Takeshi Kitano, Gosse de peintre'

Apr 19, 2012

"Beat Takeshi Kitano, Gosse de peintre"

It’s not often you get to step into someone else’s imagination the way you can at “Gosse de peintre” (translated to either “Kid of Painting” or “Painter’s Kid”). This is the mind of internationally famous Japanese filmmaker, actor, comedian and artist Takeshi Kitano, also ...

Apr 19, 2012

"Masterpieces of Chinese Ceramic Art Exhibition"

Even though the quality of Hikonobu Ise’s collection of Chinese ceramics has been highly acclaimed internationally, the majority of his acquisitions have never before been shown to the public. This exhibition presents a wide range of works from Ise’s collection, including a number of ...

'Masterpieces of Chinese Ceramic Art Exhibition'

Apr 19, 2012

"Masterpieces of Chinese Ceramic Art Exhibition"

Even though the quality of Hikonobu Ise’s collection of Chinese ceramics has been highly acclaimed internationally, the majority of his acquisitions have never before been shown to the public. This exhibition presents a wide range of works from Ise’s collection, including a number of ...

Fluterscooter brings a new shine to the flute

Apr 12, 2012

Fluterscooter brings a new shine to the flute

Without knowing it, you may have already seen a concert featuring Andrea Fisher. The Juilliard School of Music graduate has performed with John Legend and Herbie Hancock, and has spent time in the studio with hip-hop mainstays such as 50 Cent and Wiz Khalifa. ...

Tokyo Times

| Apr 12, 2012

Tokyo Times

When not working as a high school English teacher, photoblogger Lee Chapman walks the streets of Tokyo in search of stories and sights that tourists, and even long-term residents, seldom see. Chapman, a U.K. native, has been running the photoblog Tokyo Times for almost ...

Lenny Kravitz

Mar 29, 2012

Lenny Kravitz

When Barack Obama campaigned for the presidency of the United States in 2008, the topic of race often came up in discussions about him. Obama was born to a black father and a white mother, and questions such as “Is America ready for a ...

African artists join culture fest

Mar 23, 2012

African artists join culture fest

Thanks to the Internet, African musicians have been getting a growing amount of attention from outside their own borders. Blogs such as Awesome Tapes from Africa have been working to get artists known overseas, while some bands, such as Pasichigare Mbiras, continue to rely ...