David Bowie is Happening Now: 'a strange hybrid'

Jan 21, 2015

David Bowie is Happening Now: 'a strange hybrid'

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“David Bowie Is Happening Now” is a strange hybrid. Rather than focusing on Bowie himself, it documents an exhibition held at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in 2013 of artifacts from the singer’s long and varied career. The exhibition itself was a huge success ...

Bowie retakes British crown on rock charts

Mar 19, 2013

Bowie retakes British crown on rock charts

British rock icon David Bowie on Sunday reconquered his home charts by scoring his first No. 1 album in 20 years with “The Next Day.” Bowie surprised the music world by breaking a decade-long musical silence in January when he unveiled a new single ...

Oshima was in a realm of his own

Jan 19, 2013

Oshima was in a realm of his own

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Film director Nagisa Oshima passed away Tuesday. He was 80. While at London’s Heathrow Airport in February 1996, he suffered a stroke. Rehabilitation in the succeeding years brought him sufficiently back to health to make what would become his last film, “Gohatto,” in 1999. ...