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77 articles published


U.K.'s Brexit Party triumph boosts chances of 'no-deal'

World / Politics May 28, 2019

U.K.'s Brexit Party triumph boosts chances of 'no-deal'

Nigel Farage's anti-EU Brexit party has topped European Parliament polls in the U.K., putting intense pressure on the ruling Conservatives — who suffered a historic rout — and raising the chances of a no-deal outcome. The single-issue Brexit Party, founded just three months ago by ...

All aboard: the art of sampling Japan's railways

Music May 28, 2019

All aboard: the art of sampling Japan's railways

by Russell Thomas

In the rest of the world, trainspotting is something of a niche hobby, but in Japan it is much more mainstream. Combine a natural predilection for hobbies with a massive proliferation of railways and you naturally get train enthusiasts. It's easy to see why. Japan ...

Yu Araki: What you get is what you see

Art May 28, 2019

Yu Araki: What you get is what you see

by John L. Tran

The minimalist elegance of Yu Araki's "Le Souvenir Du Japon" at first seems to be an affirmation of civilization and the redemptive possibilities of beauty; however, within the gorgeous setup is a postcolonial ambivalence about the social and historical conditions of "taste."

'Plans for Tokyo 2019: Vol.2 Sachiko Kazama'

Art / Openings In Tokyo May 28, 2019

'Plans for Tokyo 2019: Vol.2 Sachiko Kazama'

by Yukari Tanaka

June 1-July 13 Sachiko Kazama's monochrome woodcut prints are an exploration of the past from the viewpoint of the present. Her works, which often feature historical motifs within present-day landscapes, also allude to ominous possible futures. A graduate of the Musashino Art School, Kazama first began ...

Leeds, coach Marcelo Bielsa finalize deal for next season

Soccer May 28, 2019

Leeds, coach Marcelo Bielsa finalize deal for next season

Marcelo Bielsa will remain in charge at Elland Road after Leeds United extended the Argentine coach's contract for a second season and said it had "unfinished business" after narrowly failing to win Premier League promotion. Bielsa oversaw attractive pass and move soccer at Leeds as ...

Bruins rally past Blues for Game 1 win

More Sports / Ice Hockey May 28, 2019

Bruins rally past Blues for Game 1 win

Torey Krug flew down the ice with his helmet off, like his big, bad predecessors on the Boston defense from the days of Eddie Shore and Bobby Orr. He lined up St. Louis center Robert Thomas and knocked him off his skates, delighting the crowd ...