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The Latest: Bolt gets triple-triple, US men DQed in relay - Washington Post

August 19, 2016 - 22:09

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The Latest: Bolt gets triple-triple, US men DQed in relay
Washington Post
The Japanese team was technically flawless and had the lead going into the last baton change, but Bolt pulled away, as he has done so often, in what is most likely to be his last run at the Olympics. ___. 10:55 p.m.. DISQUALIFICATION ALERT: The U.S ...

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Is Bandcamp the Holy Grail of Online Record Stores? - New York Times

August 19, 2016 - 17:20

New York Times

Is Bandcamp the Holy Grail of Online Record Stores?
New York Times
Does streaming from Spotify, Apple Music or Tidal answer your needs in terms of audio quality and how well the artist is paid? Do you have a good record store nearby, and does it sell cassettes and vinyl, too? Do you only buy new records directly from ...

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All your memes are belong to us - Washington Post

August 19, 2016 - 15:34

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All your memes are belong to us
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1998: Proving that GIFs were meant for stardom, a Canadian art student made a webpage with 392 hamster GIFs as a tribute to her pet rodent. The infectious soundtrack was a sped-up, looped version of “Whistle Stop” by Roger Miller. [3] Peanut ... 2001 ...

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In Newark, a New Chapter Unfolding - New York Times

August 19, 2016 - 09:00

New York Times

In Newark, a New Chapter Unfolding
New York Times
The Hahne's building, a gracious structure with grand staircases, wrought-iron banisters and a 6,000-square-foot atrium skylight, is an example. Whole Foods is expected to bring 200 jobs, and Express Newark, a Rutgers University arts and cultural ...

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The rise of Travis Knight, the son of Nike's founder who built an animation powerhouse - Washington Post

August 19, 2016 - 07:07

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The rise of Travis Knight, the son of Nike's founder who built an animation powerhouse
Washington Post
It was the raw idea for a Japanese folk tale. Laika had never taken on a fantasy epic. “Kubo” struck a chord with Knight and the childhood gifts of story and setting his parents had given him. “'Kubo,'” he says, “was this convergence of fantasy and art ...

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Museum & Gallery Listings for Aug. 12-18 - New York Times

August 18, 2016 - 20:25

New York Times

Museum & Gallery Listings for Aug. 12-18
New York Times
The Burkes loved Japanese art — all of it — and the exhibition is close to compendious in terms of media, from wood-carved Buddhas to bamboo baskets, with a particular strength in painting, early and late. The quality of the work? Japan thinks highly ...

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Where Mao Meets the Mundane: Everyday Life in a Bygone China - New York Times

August 17, 2016 - 17:01

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Where Mao Meets the Mundane: Everyday Life in a Bygone China
New York Times
The paintings are especially interesting, because everyone knows Maoist propaganda, but there's also quite a bit of art which is much less didactic. Artists produced paintings, even during the Cultural Revolution, and they weren't just painting Mao ...

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An Obsessive Collector Who's Drawn Royalty to Brooklyn - New York Times

August 17, 2016 - 14:34

New York Times

An Obsessive Collector Who's Drawn Royalty to Brooklyn
New York Times
“He literally lives with his collection, as does his family,” said Joan B. Mirviss, whose New York gallery specializes in Japanese art. “If there's an inch, there's a piece of ceramic art.” Alex Heminway, the director of design at Phillips in New York ...

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Magazine|David's Ankles: How Imperfections Could Bring Down the World's Most Perfect Statue - New York Times

August 17, 2016 - 06:56

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Magazine|David's Ankles: How Imperfections Could Bring Down the World's Most Perfect Statue
New York Times
When the crowds began to arrive — tour groups from Japan, China, Germany, Spain — they seemed less like people than like weather. They surged into the square, pooling and drifting. They clicked selfies in ... The city was the epicenter of the ...

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Flo Rida in Tokyo and Japanese Prints in Amsterdam: Global Arts Guide - New York Times

August 12, 2016 - 10:29

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Flo Rida in Tokyo and Japanese Prints in Amsterdam: Global Arts Guide
New York Times
Japanese Prints From the Elise Wessels Collection Rijksmuseum, through Sept. 11. In the years leading up to World War II, printmaking had a renaissance in Japan. Inspired by a booming economy and a new influx of trade with the West, artists began ...

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Le Corbusier works named as UN world heritage sites - BBC News

July 17, 2016 - 10:21

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Le Corbusier works named as UN world heritage sites
BBC News
It said sites such as the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo and the House of Dr Curutchet in La Plata, Argentina, reflected how the Modern Movement sought to meet "the challenges of inventing new architectural techniques to respond to the needs ...

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Museum & Gallery Listings for July 15-21 - New York Times

July 14, 2016 - 19:51

New York Times

Museum & Gallery Listings for July 15-21
New York Times
Metropolitan Museum of Art: 'Celebrating the Arts of Japan: The Mary Griggs Burke Collection' (through January 2017) This lavish rollout of 160 objects came to the Met from the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation in early 2015. The Burkes loved Japanese ...

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From Japan, a 'Chicago' You Probably Haven't Seen - New York Times

July 14, 2016 - 17:30

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From Japan, a 'Chicago' You Probably Haven't Seen
New York Times
On the surface, Takarazuka looks like a rebellion against such classical Japanese art forms. Its touchstones are modern and Western — Parisian cabaret, Radio City-style variety shows and, since the 1960s, Broadway. The railway executive who founded ...

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How to add a splash of Rio to your home's summer style - Washington Post

July 14, 2016 - 07:14

Washington Post

How to add a splash of Rio to your home's summer style
Washington Post
Brazil's complex cultural tapestry — woven with threads from indigenous Indian tribes, Portuguese conquerors and a wide array of settlers hailing from the likes of Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan and China — might have blended uncomfortably into a ...

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Movies|Review: 'Don't Blink — Robert Frank,' a Portrait of a Quintessential New York Artist - New York Times

July 12, 2016 - 16:49

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Movies|Review: 'Don't Blink — Robert Frank,' a Portrait of a Quintessential New York Artist
New York Times
This compact, fast-moving portrait of the artist proceeds through a flurry of images, many of them gleaned from Mr. Frank's long and prodigious career. The man himself, barreling through his early 90s with a mixture of impatience, resignation and good ...

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Hiroshima survivors' art held in UK to be returned to Japan - BBC News

July 12, 2016 - 12:43

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Hiroshima survivors' art held in UK to be returned to Japan
BBC News
Paintings by pupils who survived a World War Two atomic attack are to be returned to Japan by the man who looked after them "for many decades". The works were given to a Manchester teacher by a Hiroshima school principal in the 1950s, who passed ...

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Shave Ice, Hawaii's Can't-Miss Treat (Just Ask the President) - New York Times

July 11, 2016 - 14:06

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Shave Ice, Hawaii's Can't-Miss Treat (Just Ask the President)
New York Times
Shave ice is something of a side note. It came to Hawaii by way of sugar plantation laborers from Okinawa and other parts of Japan, where eating kakigori — the Japanese term for sweetened shaved ice — dates back to the royal families of the Heian period.

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Museum & Gallery Listings for July 8-14 - New York Times

July 7, 2016 - 21:47

New York Times

Museum & Gallery Listings for July 8-14
New York Times
Metropolitan Museum of Art: 'Celebrating the Arts of Japan: The Mary Griggs Burke Collection' (through January 2017) This lavish rollout of 160 objects came to the Met from the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation in early 2015. The Burkes loved Japanese ...

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What Becomes of the Brokenhearteds' Stuff - New York Times

July 6, 2016 - 13:09

New York Times

What Becomes of the Brokenhearteds' Stuff
New York Times
In the riverfront city Zagreb, a tour guide mentioned a regional highlight: the Museum of Broken Relationships, a crowd-sourced art installation started in 2010 by former lovers Drazen Grubisic and Olinka Vistica. Mr. Quinn was intrigued. “A museum of ...

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Marie Kondo and the Ruthless War on Stuff - New York Times

July 6, 2016 - 07:00

New York Times

Marie Kondo and the Ruthless War on Stuff
New York Times
In April at the Japan Society in New York, she mounted a stage in an ivory dress and silver heels, made namaste hands at the audience and took her place beneath the display of a PowerPoint presentation. Now that she has sold nearly six million copies ...

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