The power of literature lies in its ability to touch our emotions like no other form of entertainment. AS I said in my last column, dear reader, Ive been scouring my sources for fiction to read. So I drove into the city. A wrong turn or two later, I ... TheStar.com.my, 1 month ago
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This is a whale of a book — both unusually massive and extremely informative and stimulating. The title means mask in Latin and is probably an allusion to Yukio Mishima's first full-length novel, Confessions of a Mask, published in Japan in 1949 ...Japan Times, 2 weeks ago
A MAN has shot himself dead in front of the altar of Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral, apparently in protest against France allowing gay marriage. Police confirmed the man's identity as Dominique Venner, 78, an essayist and activist linked with France's ...Perth Now, 14 hours ago
Dominique Venner shot himself to death in the famed Paris cathedral today. Dominique Venner; Notre Dame Cathedral A right-wing French historian and activist shot himself to death today in Paris's famed Notre Dame Cathedral, apparently in protest of ...Advocate.com, 14 hours ago Far-right writer kills himself inside Notre Dame de Paris Bangkok Post, 16 hours ago
In July 2006, Shinzo Abe published a book titled Utsukushii Kuni e (Toward a Beautiful Country). At that time he was Chief Cabinet Secretary under Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi. In September 2006 he was elected president of the governing Liberal ...Japan Times, 1 week ago
Even in this age of digital revolution, most people will accept that a painting or a sculpture demands to be seen at first hand. Photographs, however, are a different matter. Not only are the works of every great photographer viewable online, they ...Sydney Morning Herald, 1 week ago
In the collective American consciousness, things Japanese always carry the concomitant adjectives of minimalist, natural, highly refined, and most of all, rigidly decorous. Think tea ceremony, origami, Noh Theater and Zen Buddhism. At first glance, ...Huffington Post, 2 weeks ago
NEW YORK Law enforcement, given a chance, goes hog-wild, my wife Nancy said. She was talking about one of the consequences of the explosions at the end of the Boston Marathon on April 15. By Friday that week, with the City on a Hill in lockdown, ...Japan Times, 3 weeks ago
A.M. Cassandre, The Continent / via Harwich, London, 1928 (estimate: $8,000 to $12,000). NEW YORK, NY.- Every spring, poster enthusiasts look forward to Swann Galleries auction of Modernist Posters, which is always filled with eye-grabbing examples ...Artdaily.org, 3 weeks ago
TOKYO 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde, edited by Doryun Chong. The Museum of Modern Art, 2012, 216 pp., $55 (hardcover) Like Britain, Japan is subject to the polarizing forces of the orthodox and radical, the two balancing the flabby middle. The images ...Japan Times, 1 month ago
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