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66 articles published/printed


Ready or not for the next recession?

Commentary / World Jan 17, 2018

Ready or not for the next recession?

by Barry Eichengreen

Policymakers normally respond to recessions by cutting interest rates, reducing taxes, and boosting transfers to casualties of the downturn. But, for a combination of economic and political reasons, the U.S., in particular, is ill-prepared to respond normally.

Three's never a crowd for Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

Music Jan 17, 2018

Three's never a crowd for Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

by Shaun Curran

British sibling trio Kitty, Daisy & Lewis are discussing why their fourth album "Superscope" is their most upbeat yet. "I think you just get bored of moaning all the time, don't you?" says Daisy, 29. "Going on about love and 'poor old me,' that ...

The cosmic talents of Noriyoshi Ohrai

Art Jan 17, 2018

The cosmic talents of Noriyoshi Ohrai

by John L. Tran

It must have been nonstop monsters, warships, hunks and epic boobage for much of Noriyoshi Ohrai's life. The retrospective exhibition, at the Ueno Royal Museum, of this incredibly prolific illustrator's work is a frenzied and spectacularly schlocky cosmos of sci-fi and action movie posters, magazines, ...

Hokutofuji upsets Hakuho

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 17, 2018

Hokutofuji upsets Hakuho

Yokozuna Hakuho on Tuesday suffered his first defeat of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, succumbing to top-ranked maegashira Hokutofuji in the biggest upset of the meet so far. Fellow yokozuna Kakuryu continued his injury comeback in strong fashion, staying unbeaten on Day 3 of ...