Yukio Shiba's acclaimed work comes to the U.S.
See the latest styles from Japan now
Wednesday, February 20 Brisket King of NYC There's been a lot of talk about brisket as New York experiences a great boost in barbecue talent. Taste the work of the city's pitmasters at Santos Party House during the second annual brisket contest. John Stage of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Daniel Delaney of Br ... More >>
Asian cinema explodes at the NYAFF
A critical dive into the Under the Radar, Other Forces, and Coil festivals
Japan pervades two dance performances
Two benefits for Japan draw marquee names
• Elizabeth Taylor was late to her own funeral, because she asked to be. She was laid to rest in L.A.'s Forest Lawn Memorial Park yesterday in a ceremony that began 15 minutes late at her stipulation. Westboro Baptist, who'd threatened to picket, did not appear. Taylor shares a "large, mult ... More >>
EN Japanese BrasserieEN Japanese Brasserie has written in with further details about the Love for Japan benefit they're holding next Wednesday, March 23.
Japanese artists just say no to cute
Manga, J-quirk, revenge, and the Naughtiest decade
As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! The Harmony of Beer & Cheese Murray's Cheese April 5 at 6:30 p.m. If you think wine is the only appropriate pairing for cheese, then let Dan Suarez, the brewer ... More >>
Three Japanese actresses break the mold
Is Japans cute obsession creepy?
Suzanne Fiol, who founded the itinerant new-music venue Issue Project Room in an East Village garage in 2003 and who shepherded the venue through three successive spaces, died yesterday, after a long struggle with cancer. In this paper's archives you will find any number of raptures about the ... More >>
Still crazy after all these years
The American military presence in Afghanistan costs about $16 billion a month. What are we getting for the money? "Afghaniscrewed: How I Spent My Fall Vacation" by P.J. Tobia. When Alan Hevesi was the city's, then the state's comptroller, Jack Chartier and Hank Morris were his "two loyal gatekeepe ... More >>
Japan Society takes you to Tokyo
Joseph Pickard In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla on the vicious, precocious, but oddly winsome bad-sex revenge fantasies of Lily Allen. Scott Foundas revisits Astral Weeks with Van Morrison. Cristina Black profiles self-taught learner Lissy Trullie. Tal Rosenberg visits wi ... More >>
The best of contemporary Japanese films
You heard it here first: J-Quirk (!) dominates this year's fest
The East meets the East Coast
A cheer for breaking down stereotypes
Plus: Before anime there was . . . animation
The perils of inter-office traffic and beyond-the runway fashion
The Japan Society remounts Harry Partch's "total theater"
Two dancers and a pianist create a transcendent lament
You've got a thing or two to learn. . .
Painter, playwright, novelist, wrestler: Catching up with a Renaissance woman
Some Asian choreographers ride the pop culture bandwagon; others plumb their traditions
Susan Sontag's Notes on Japanese Film
Japan, Israel, and Spain in Our Backyard
For Women Artists, Recognition Comes Late
Look Back In Angura
From Spain, Japan, and the Downtown Hinterlands