What would you pay to live in Minato Ward?

| Apr 23, 2018

What would you pay to live in Minato Ward?

It was in 2001 when my friend, Chikako Sakamoto, paid ¥9.8 million for a six-tatami-mat apartment in Tokyo's central Minato Ward. The apartment was inside a 長期滞在者用 (chōki taizaisha-yō, long term resident's) wing of an old hotel in Roppongi, with a very low ceiling ...

Aisling Walsh paints a cinematic ode to an artist in 'Maudie'

Mar 6, 2018

Aisling Walsh paints a cinematic ode to an artist in 'Maudie'

Filmmaker Aisling Walsh is not a native Canadian — she's a Dubliner who has pursued most of her career in England. But Walsh fell in love with Nova Scotia after learning about Maud Lewis (1903-70), the beloved folk artist who spent her life in ...

Reflecting on 20 years of female roles in 'The 'Ring'

Jan 25, 2018

Reflecting on 20 years of female roles in 'The 'Ring'

In Japan, the "lord of the rings" is female, dressed in white with long black hair. The girl's name is Sadako, an evil ghost child who first appeared in Koji Suzuki's 1991 horror novel "The Ring" and went on to lead one of the ...