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Japanese ninja, samurai and courtesans star in new Red Bull ad set in Edo period

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It’s no surprise that Red Bull has been throwing its support behind freerunners and parkour enthusiasts recently. As one of the world’s most popular energy drinks, the slogan “Red Bull gives you wings” ties in perfectly with the high-flying stunts and gravity-defying feats displayed by these athletic individuals. What has come as a surprise, though, is… Read

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Rolling Stone, iconic music magazine, looks for buyer

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Rolling Stone, the iconic 50-year-old magazine of music and counterculture, is putting itself up for sale amid an increasingly uncertain outlook, its founder said. Jann Wenner -- who started Rolling Stone in 1967 as a hippie student in Berkeley, California and now runs it with his son Gus -- told… Read

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Spicer suggests critics of Emmy appearance should lighten up

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Sean Spicer says his surprise Emmy Awards appearance was a chance to have some fun, and suggested Tuesday that people who were upset by it were taking things too seriously. Clearly, not everyone was laughing, however. For Emmys host Stephen Colbert, there's also a risk that a joke he engineered… Read

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'SNL,''Big Little Lies,' 'Handmaid's Tale' rule at Trump-flavored Emmys

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"The Handmaid's Tale" and political comedy "Veep" won the top prizes at the Emmy awards on Sunday, but satirical sketch show "Saturday Night Live" won the most Emmys overall on the back of a season of Donald Trump spoofs. The new U.S. president, who never won an Emmy despite his… Read

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40-year-old manga 'Kochikame' returns one year after officially ending

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Way back on September 21, 1976, the first chapter of manga artist Osamu Akimoto’s zany police comedy, "Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Koen-mae Hashutsujo," was published. While any creative artist hopes their work will be well-received, it’s unlikely that Akimoto, even in his wildest dreams, expected his series, commonly abbreviated as "Kochikame," would become the massive hit… Read

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With TV epic, Ken Burns seeks fuller understanding of Vietnam War

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A half century after the United States plunged into war in Vietnam, scars remain unhealed. With a 10-part television epic, Ken Burns is hoping for a fuller understanding. The celebrated documentary filmmaker has invested 10 years into making "The Vietnam War", which aims to offer a more balanced view on… Read

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Q&A: Del Toro on his festival sensation and love of monsters

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If the Toronto International Film Festival has proven one thing, it's that Guillermo del Toro can work a room. At the premiere of his festival sensation and surefire Oscar contender "The Shape of Water," the good-humored Mexican director had the audience of the Elgin Theatre in his thrall, both by… Read

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'Star Wars' director Rian Johnson prays for upcoming film’s success at scenic Kyoto temple

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The wildly successful "Star Wars" franchise has spawned a huge fan base in Japan, and it’s not unusual for the company to inject some cultural influence into its movie promotions, like what they did with ukiyo-e prints for "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." It seems the love runs both ways, and there’s a reason… Read

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Queens, nerds, and feel-good families vie for Emmy crown

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A British queen, a group of nerdy kids, a defiant handmaiden and a heart-tugging trio of siblings vie for the top prize on Sunday when the Primetime Emmy Awards will crown the best in a booming era of television. The television industry, already disrupted by streaming platforms Netflix Inc and… Read

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'Sailor Moon,' 'Final Fantasy' attractions coming to Universal Studios Japan

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The Universal Studios Japan theme park gets its name, of course, from Universal Pictures, one of the oldest and most successful film studios in Hollywood. In recent years, though, the Osaka theme park has been reaping huge benefits from the booming popularity of Japanese anime and video games. USJ regularly salutes a handful of properties each year as… Read

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