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Podcasts pique Hollywood's interest with fiction series

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Two years ago, podcasts devoted to fiction were a blip on the radar, but the genre is gaining momentum -- under the watchful eye of Hollywood, which sees it as a hotbed for new movies and television series. There are only a handful of fiction podcasts, almost drowned out by… Read

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Actor George Takei's manga on internment promotes lesson for future

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A 5-year-old George Takei and his family were forced by armed American soldiers to leave their Los Angeles home and transported to various "relocation centers" across the United States over the course of three years. Seventy-seven years later, the actor most famous for his portrayal of Hikaru Sulu in the… Read

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5 must-read manga from the '90s you’ve (probably) never heard of

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With hundreds of new manga titles released each year, some titles capture the hearts of readers, break into the mainstream and sell millions of copies, while others crash and burn almost instantly into fleeting oblivion. It is easy to overlook some amazing titles from the past with international hits like "The Promised… Read

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Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile drummer, dies at 80

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Ginger Baker, the volatile and propulsive British musician who was best known for his time with the power trio Cream, has died at 80, his family says. Baker's family said on Twitter that he died Sunday: "We are very sad to say that Ginger has passed away peacefully in hospital… Read

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Kore-eda urges 'solidarity' as Japan-South Korea trade war rumbles on

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Cannes Palme d'Or-winning Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda says he has come to South Korea to show "solidarity" with his fans and fellow filmmakers as governments in Seoul and Tokyo fight out a bitter trade war. "Through showing support for each other we can solve and overcome these political problems," Kore-eda… Read

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Scorsese slams Marvel films as 'not cinema'

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Oscar-winner Martin Scorsese has touched off a firestorm among filmmakers, claiming super-hero blockbusters like the ones Marvel makes were "not cinema." "I don't see them. I tried, you know? But that's not cinema," Scorsese told Britain's Empire magazine about the Marvel movies. "Honestly, the closest I can think of them,… Read

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Beatles classic 'Abbey Road' tops charts again after 50 years

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Classic Beatles album "Abbey Road" is back at number one in Britain half a century after its first release, with the band breaking their own record for the longest gap between stints at the top of the charts. The band's final studio album with its instantly recognizable zebra-crossing cover came… Read

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Osamu Tezuka to return to work with 'new manga' produced by AI

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Osamu Tezuka, best known as the creator of "Tetsuwan Atom"/"Astro Boy," is routinely called the “god of manga.” It’s a title he earned not just through his dynamic layouts and innovative art techniques, but through his tireless dedication to his craft. Tezuka made his manga debut at the age of 17, and his… Read

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Kim Kardashian's Paris robbery to be made into movie

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The dramatic Paris gems heist in which Kim Kardashian was tied up and robbed of jewelry worth some nine million euros is to be made into a movie. "Fashion Week" will be adapted from a 130-page graphic novel that cult French writer and director Joann Sfar has written but which… Read

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Binge eating videos find big audience, even for weight loss

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While trying to lose weight, Becky Beach found assistance in an unlikely place: thousands of online videos featuring people binging on massive amounts of ramen, burgers, chicken wings and seafood boils brimming with crab and lobster. The South Korea-rooted video trend is known as “mukbang,” and it has spread to… Read

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