Comic-Con at 50: Bigger than ever, but at what cost?

Entertainment News Jul 17, 2019

Comic-Con at 50: Bigger than ever, but at what cost?

No one expected their culture would ever become mainstream when a few hundred comic book and science fiction enthusiasts and creators gathered in the basement of a San Diego hotel 49 years ago for what would become known as the first Comic-Con. Except Jack Kirby. "A ...

Indiana Jones fedora fetches over $500,000 at auction

Business Sep 21, 2018

Indiana Jones fedora fetches over $500,000 at auction

Indiana Jones's signature fedora fetched more than half a million dollars at a blockbuster London auction of rare memorabilia from some of the most iconic movies of the past 40 years. But the star attraction — the sleek jacket worn by the loveable Star Wars ...

The cosmic talents of Noriyoshi Ohrai

Art Jan 16, 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, ...

'Star Wars' fans get a first look at 'The Last Jedi'

Film / Culture Dec 15, 2017

'Star Wars' fans get a first look at 'The Last Jedi'

The planets have aligned and the Force is even stronger for the "Star Wars" community. On Thursday evening, hundreds of fans filled Toho Cinemas Roppongi for one of the first global premieres of "The Last Jedi," the latest film in the well-loved series, with ...