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Don, Oscar and Aretha

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed Don Chadwick, co-designer of the Aeron chair, for my "House Call" column in the Mansion section (go here). The ergonomic Aeron was first introduced in the late 1990s. Instead of upholstery, the chair's seat and back are constructed of a tightly woven two-way suspension system. It feels like you're sitting in a taut net. Don started out as a kid building model planes.  Here's Don on the Aeron... SiriusXM. If you missed me on SiriusXM'...
Tags: Japan, New York, Aretha Franklin, House, Smokey Robinson, Jazz, Miles Davis, Mansion, Wall Street Journal, Baker, Kenton, Chet Baker, Don, Charlie Parker, Smokey, Kenny Rogers


Victim-blaming outcry as Japan pop star says sorry after alleged assault by fans

Band manager criticised for silence after Maho Yamaguchi, a singer with NGT48, said she was attacked at her homeJapan’s harsh treatment of its female celebrities has again come under scrutiny following outcry over the music industry’s handling of an alleged assault on a member of a popular girl band.Social media users and TV commentators have joined the barrage of criticism targeting AKS, a music management agency, after Maho Yamaguchi, a singer with NGT48, went public this month with allegation...
Tags: Music, Japan, Women, Asia Pacific, Maho Yamaguchi


Victim-blaming outcry as Japan pop star says sorry for alleging fans assaulted her

Band manager criticised for silence after Maho Yamaguchi, a singer with NGT48, said she was attacked at her homeJapan’s harsh treatment of its female celebrities has again come under scrutiny following outcry over the music industry’s handling of an alleged assault on a member of a popular girl band.Social media users and TV commentators have joined the barrage of criticism targeting AKS, a music management agency, after Maho Yamaguchi, a singer with NGT48, went public this month with allegation...
Tags: Music, Japan, Women, Asia Pacific, Maho Yamaguchi


It's Been 3 Years Since The First Money Diary, So We Caught Up With Some Of Our Fave NYC Diarists

Today, January 17, 2019, marks the third anniversary of Money Diaries! Once a fledging idea borne of a dinner party conversation about the taboo nature of money, over the last three years, we've published over 1,000 diaries from all 50 states and around the globe, garnered a loyal (and sometimes, er, judge-y) commentariat, inspired a whole gamut of copycat series (ahem), published a book, and, most importantly, stayed true to our mission of normalizing conversations around the not-always-glamor...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Music, Japan, Netflix, Brooklyn, Broadway, Joe, TJ, PTO, HSA, Placerville, ROTH IRA, Flatbush


A Week In Placerville, CA, On A Joint $200,000 Income

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Women over age 45: We want to read your Money Diaries! Submit here.Today: a stay-at-home mom who also works as a dog boarder and makes $20,000 per year ($200,000 when combined with her husband) and spends some of her money this week onOccupation: Stay-at-hom...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Fashion, Music, Japan, Texas, Mississippi, California, Netflix, Amsterdam, Starbucks, Facetime, Safeway, Rummikub, Placerville, Panda Express


The Enigma of Russian Dada

None One of the joys and pitfalls of modernism was its self-conscious assessment of the accepted traditions and norms of its social activities and its utter faith that those traditions could be uprooted and reshaped to suit bold new visions of future endeavor. Of course, those visions were often in conflict—hence, the two world wars on the one hand and the proliferation of "isms" in art, on the other. This infatuation with upheaval (as Karl Marx once put it, the awareness that "all that is soli...
Tags: Feature, Music, Japan, New York, Arts, Russia, New York City, Paris, Pablo Picasso, Karl Marx, Madrid, Futurism, Zurich, Hudson, Modernism, Vladimir Lenin


30 Netflix Movies To Get Excited For In 2019

2018 was the year we finally grasped the purpose of a Netflix movie. They're there to create unforgettable internet moments, experienced together. To All the Boys I Loved Before and Set It Up reminded us, after a long drought, that we do indeed love the romantic comedy. Bandersnatch had us waking up at seven in the morning to try out all the different possible endings before work. After a flurry of memes, Bird Box eventually inspired an ill-advised real world challenge. And that's not even touc...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Japan, New York, Texas, Michael Bay, Los Angeles, Taiwan, Netflix, United States, Jennifer Aniston, Shanghai, Robert De Niro, Steven Soderbergh, Joan Didion, Woody Harrelson


Who Will Buy Universal Music Group? [Mark Mulligan]

Vivendi has been clear that it would like to sell up to half of its Universal Music Group at a valuation of between $22 billion and $33 billion, and an army of investment bankers are out courting potential buyers. MIDiA's Mark Mulligan looks at who may want and can afford to acquire a major stake in the world's largest music group. __________________________________________ By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA and the Music Industry blog Vivendi continues to look for a buyer for a portion of...
Tags: Music, Japan, UK, Germany, US, Sony, Mlb, Universal, Atlanta Braves, Vivendi, Access Industries, Music Business, Providence, Major Labels, Umg, Bruce Houghton


Short Stories: Women in the Workplace

None In the past decade or so, the world of work has featured large on American TV shows and in movies — whether they're satirizing Silicon Valley, the advertising industry of the 1950s, or the White House. In its own way, the workplace novel has also been an enduring sub-genre. But, typically, mainstream narratives have been dominated by white male writers. Within this sub-genre, we have even more categories: the campus novel, the legal caper, the high finance thriller, the fashion chronicles...
Tags: Asia, Feature, Music, Japan, White House, Berlin, US, America, New York Times, Dubai, Tokyo, Silicon Valley, Short Stories, Maggie, Baz, Manila


Criterion Film Offerings: French Noir, Japanese Lovers, American Gangsters and Frames of Pure Serenity

The Criterion Collection, the busiest and most prestigious of companies devoted to classic films, provides a rare delight in this collection of films now available on Blu-ray. These are movies that have never before been on DVD or Blu-ray (at least not in Region 1), and in some cases weren't even on VHS. These tantalizing titles, long heard of but vexingly unavailable until now, are a particular pleasure to for film lovers to enjoy, at last. Panique (dir. Julien Duvivier, 1946) The aloof and mi...
Tags: Music, Japan, Hollywood, Review, France, Walter Matthau, West, Akira Kurosawa, Eiffel Tower, Brian Eno, Alfred Hitchcock, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Alice, Van Gogh, Picasso, Film Review


Foreigners' Rights in Japan: Interview with Activist and Writer Debito Arudou

None Debito Arudou (formerly David Aldwinckle) was born in California and raised in Geneva, New York. After spending a long period of residence in Japan, he became a citizen of that country. Frequently engaged in outspoken activism on the issues of anti-foreigner discrimination and racism in Japanese society, Arudou has written extensively on these topics for various publications, including his regular contributions to the Japan Times newspaper for over 15 years as well his web site Debito....
Tags: Feature, Music, Japan, Supreme Court, Interview, California, France, US, America, Hillary Clinton, United States, Tokyo, States, Republican Party, Vietnam, Johnson


Kizuna Ai’s First Live Concert A Melodic Success

Kizuna Ai‘s first ever live concert has managed to make its way online in several different videos courtesy of fans, with the worshiped virtual YouTuber utilizing the same holographic technology as the revered Hatsune Miku, hopefully not prophesying the end of the legendary Vocaloid… Some of the videos depicting the numerous songs she sang at […]
Tags: Music, Japan, Events, Tokyo, Anime, Hatsune Miku, Video Gallery, Kizuna Ai, Virtual YouTubers


Can Rice Water Actually Make Your Hair Grow Faster? Experts Weigh In

We have a bad habit of seeking instant gratification when it comes to a lot of things. We expect to feel healthier after eating one kale salad for lunch. We check the mirror every 10 minutes to make sure that new face mask is actually working. And if a round of squats doesn't display instant booty-lifting benefits, well, we're likely to fall right off the fitness bandwagon. The point is: When we test a new product, service, or treatment, we often anticipate immediate, life-altering results that...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, Japan, Massachusetts, New York City, Hail Mary, Ben, Neil Sadick, Sadick, Dennis Gross, Lenzy Dermatology, Sadick Dermatology, Rochelle Brock, Yu Su Ru, Yolanda Lenzy


29 Netflix Movies To Get Excited For In 2019

2018 was the year we finally grasped the purpose of a Netflix movie. They're there to create unforgettable internet moments, experienced together. To All the Boys I Loved Before and Set It Up reminded us, after a long drought, that we do indeed love the romantic comedy. Bandersnatch had us waking up at seven in the morning to try out all the different possible endings before work. After a flurry of memes, Bird Box eventually inspired an ill-advised real world challenge. And that's not even touc...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Japan, New York, Texas, Michael Bay, Los Angeles, Taiwan, Netflix, United States, Jennifer Aniston, Shanghai, Robert De Niro, Steven Soderbergh, Joan Didion, Woody Harrelson


NGT48 Idol “Doesn’t Feel Alive” After Otaku Attack

NGT48 member Maho Yamaguchi has said that she “doesn’t feel like she’s alive” after obsessed fans who attacked her outside her front door were released without charge. NGT48 idol Maho Yamaguchi has spoken about her trauma at being attacked outside her home by otaku in December. The “fans” had waited outside her front door before […]
Tags: Twitter, Music, Japan, Crime, Anime, Idol, Otaku, AKB48, NGT48, Maho Yamaguchi


Where to travel by zodiac sign

Maybe you think astrology is stupid. Maybe you think it’s a bunch of hippie-dippy junk science people use to excuse bad behavior. “Well you should have known I was going to was going to cheat on you, Janet. I’m a Scorpio!” Ok, well put that aside for a second. Because if you buy into astrology — if only for the time it takes to read your horoscope — it can be pretty entertaining. And sometimes, surprisingly accurate. Besides, even if you’re not into astrology, there’s a good chance someone yo...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Instagram, Montana, Mexico, La, Israel, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Barcelona, Colombia, Thailand, Maine


Admiration Society: How an American Guitarist Inspired a Japanese Folk Legend to Play Again

Steve Gunn heard an interview with Sachiko Kanenobu on the radio. Now she’s preparing to open two of his shows next month.
Tags: Music, Japan, News, California, Williams, Folk Music, Dick, Steve Gunn, Philip K, Paul (1940-, Sachiko Kanenobu


The Technics SL-1200 is back, and this time for DJs again

First it was dead. Then, it came back but … inexplicably cost four thousand bucks and seemed to be for audiophiles, not DJs. Now, at last, the iconic* Technics SL-1200 turntable is back, and in a newly-manufactured form that might actually suit DJs. The pitch: take advanced tech, learned from Blu-ray players, and turn it into an accessible turntable that delivers the performance and playing style of traditional players, with greater reliability and better sound. If you don’t particularly ...
Tags: Europe, Music, Japan, Hardware, Trends, Tech, History, Dj, Chicago, Gear, Stories, Turntables, Panasonic, Scratch, Music Tech, Djing


Gisele, Burt and Miles

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed supermodel Gisele Bundchen for my "House Call" column in the Mansion section on her childhood in Brazi (go here). She talked about growing up with five sisters remai  best friends today. Her parents did something right. Gisele was discovered by a model scout in a Brazilian mall when she was 14. While I had her, I asked Gisele for two Brazilian album recommendations. Here's Tribalistas (2002)... And here's Maria Gadú (2009)... Black...
Tags: Japan, New York, Toronto, Davis, Jazz, Cbs, Miles Davis, Mansion, Wall Street Journal, Dick, Kenton, York, Miles, Nichols, Giulietta, FRANKFURT Germany


MJQ: On the Road, 1964 + '61

The Modern Jazz Quartet wasn't big on obvious excitement. They tended to be subtle and hushed, more introspective than explosive. But the more carefully you listen, the more you'll hear the tender swing and beauty of pianist John Lewis, vibist Milt Jackson, bassist Percy Heath and drummer Connie Kay. [Photo above of the Modern Jazz Quartet at Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands in 1961] Here's the MJQ in London in April 1964... And here's the MJQ abroad in the 1960s, thanks to Milan Simich. ...
Tags: Japan, John Lewis, London, Netherlands, Jazz, Schiphol Airport, Marc Myers, Milt Jackson, Modern Jazz Quartet, Percy Heath, Connie Kay, Milan Simich


BTS Member Jimin Breaks Soundcloud Record

The BTS fan army is on the march again, extending their enthusiasm to a solo work by Jimin from K-Pop super group. Jimin dropped his first solo single “Promise” exclusively on SoundCloud on New Year's Eve and almost immediately began breaking records. Jimin's multilingual "Promise" logged the most streams ever in the first 24 hours on SoundCloud with 8.5 million streams. The track held on to the #1 spot on both the SoundCloud Top 50 and New & Hot charts for 48 hours following the d...
Tags: South Korea, Music, Japan, Streaming, Soundcloud, Music Business, Major Labels, Bruce Houghton, Jimin, United States Vietnam Indonesia


CONVERGE Drummer Shares Post-Surgery Photo Of Broken Elbow, Plans To Tour In February

He plans on going to Japan on tour with Converge in February. The post appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Music, Japan, Latest News, Ben Koller


Japan protects artists with new 70 year Copyright laws

Japan have updated their copyright laws to protect intellectual property for up to 70 years following agreements with countries around the world. Japan have updated their copyright law to extend the copyright protection period from 50 years to 70 years in the country. The bill was passed through their National Diet legislature houses on June 29th, 2018 and the law went into effect on the 30th December to protect creator’s content for a longer period of time. It’s not clear what this will mean ...
Tags: Tpp, Music, Japan, Laws, Entertainment, Law, Mexico, US, IP, Copyright, Canada, Creators, Artists, Musicians, Protection, Parliament


Glitter, Stickers, & Pigtails: Everything That Goes Into A Harajuku Beauty Look

VR is a behind-the-scenes look at how high-profile celebrities prep for the red carpet. With a full glam squad at their disposal, they show us the behind-the-scenes of major events.Tokyo's iconic Harajuku community is no longer just in Japan. The unique fashion has spread all around the world. Case in point: Harajuku Day in Los Angeles, when fans of Harajuku's many subcultures congregate in their most decorative looks.Actress Lyrica Okano ( Runaways) brought together a few friends to help her...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Japan, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Okano, Actress Lyrica Okano Runaways


When music takes us between pain and peace: Dimension Series mixes

Music can be wallpaper and fashion and groove and all those things – and sometimes those things are grand. But music can also be a torch to help us see out of the dark. The Dimensions Series of curated mixes this year took on those themes of metamorphosis – and how to find ways out of depression and darkness. http://staticdiscos.com/dimension/category/metamorphosis/ Mexico City-based artist and curator Oscar González of the wonderful Static Discos label gathered some significant names for t...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Music, Japan, Mexico, Berlin, Time, Inspiration, Experimental, Dj, Fax, Mexico City, Oscar, Stories, Mixing, Detroit


A Pro's Guide To Finding Your Signature Nail Shape

Legit question: Would Cardi B be Cardi B without her ultra-long, ultra-bedazzled stiletto nails? Or, how would Kylie Jenner's vibe shift if extended, square-tipped manicures weren't a part of her beauty equation? Take away this key component of Cardi or Kylie's swag and you've taken away a crucial part of the persona.Perhaps more than a polish color or nail art choice, nail shape says a lot about who we are — or at least, how we roll. Cropped squoval is a classic — as in royal family classic — ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Japan, Instagram, Kylie Jenner, Laverne Cox, Bernstein, Kylie, Cardi, Goldstein, Sarah Gibson Tuttle, Betina Goldstein


Mystical music for midwinter, with SO of Tokyo’s Labyrinth, more

The Northern Hemisphere’s darkest days make a good scene for music, whatever your spiritual/religious persuasion. So here we have some gorgeous sounds in this holiday week. First, this mix sets the mood for your end of December about as well as anything could, I think: I will write about the ongoing Dimension Series of mixes shortly – it was an honor to make the first episode of that myself, and ever since Oscar Gonzales and Static Discos have delivered a steady flow of some of my favorite ...
Tags: Ipad, Music, Japan, Holidays, Inspiration, Christmas, Experimental, United States, House, Stories, Tokyo, Guitar, Ambient, SO, Listening, Chris


A Week In Kauai, HI, On $9.25/Hour

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today, a summer intern working in land management who makes $9.25 per hour and spends some of her money this week on mango kombucha. Note: this diary was written last summer and is the last entry in our Your Spending In Your State series.Occupation: Summer I...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Japan, Ebay, Boston, New York City, Netflix, Silicon Valley, Keurig, Air Force, Hulu, Facetime, Costco, Pittsburgh, Taco Bell, Kauai


Heem Stogied x Sauce Heist – “Eazy” Prod. By Wazasnics (Video)

There is nothing like ending the year with a hard hitting international collab real Hip Hop heads!  Atlanta based rapper Heem Stogied connects with Sauce Heist out of New York for the new video premiere, “Eazy”, produced by Japan’s own Wazasnics.
Tags: Videos, Japan, New York, Atlanta, Jazz, Heem Stogied, Wazasnics, Sauce Heist


The Moonlight Sonata But the Bass Is a Bar Late, and the Melody Is a Bar Early

From composer and electronic musician Isaac Schankler comes an experimental take on Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. As the title says, the bass is a bar late and the melody is a bar early. Sheet music for the experiment can be found here. And some of Schankler's more serious compositions here. Follow Open Culture on Facebook and   Twitter and  share intelligent media with your friends. Or better yet, sign up for our daily email and get a daily dose of Open Culture in your inbox.  If y...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, Japan, College, Beethoven, Random, Facebook Twitter, Isaac Schankler, Schankler



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