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  • The grand martial of Burbank

    The grand martial of Burbank
    Former President Teddy Roosevelt is widely known to have coined the famous axiom “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” Take a visit to the Martial Arts History Museum in Burbank, however, and you’ll learn he didn’t need one. Roosevelt was one of America’s first non-Asian Judo students.
  • Donald Richie dies at 88; interpreted Japan for the West

    Donald Richie dies at 88; interpreted Japan for the West
    Donald Richie, an American expatriate in Japan who became that country's preeminent Western interpreter, explaining its culture — from cinema to Zen to tattoos — in books and essays that illuminated the author's psyche as much as that of his...

    DVD review: Kurosawa classic 'Rashomon' brushed up for Blu-ray

    DVD review: Kurosawa classic 'Rashomon' brushed up for Blu-ray
    It's not just that Akira Kurosawa's 1950 “Rashomon” brought Japanese film to the west; or that it introduced to us the young, rising Toshiro Mifune; or that its title has become the universal shorthand for the uncertainty of the truth, as seen...

    DVD review: 'Samurai Trilogy' is a cut above predecessor

    DVD review: 'Samurai Trilogy' is a cut above predecessor
    In 1954, Japan's Toho studio made three films that achieved enduring international success. The first was Akira Kurosawa's “Seven Samurai,” which shows up within the top 10 of nearly every international critics' poll. The second was “...

    En Cartelera: "A Separation" y "Albert Nobbs" con miras al Oscar

    En Cartelera: "A Separation" y "Albert Nobbs" con miras al Oscar
    A Separation *** Nunca antes en la historia del Oscar una película había despertado tanto consenso para recibir un premio como A Separation, drama iraní galardonado con el Globo de Oro al mejor filme extranjero que, probablemente, también ganará la...