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Tokyo city guide: Where to eat, drink, shop and stay in Japan's capital

It’s easy to get lost in Tokyo. Home to massive skyscrapers, neon-lit signs, owl and maid cafes, anime shops, countless restaurants and karaoke bars, …

Japan

Slayer Share First Episode of New Documentary Series: Watch

Metal legends Slayer recently announced that they would be breaking up after 37 years of being a band. This week, they’ve shared the first episode of a new documentary series about Slayer’s long run on their YouTube channel. It stars Tom Araya, Kerry King, Paul Bostaph and Gary Holt. Watch “Early …

Documentaries

I’m already equal. So why do today’s feminists keep saying I’m oppressed?

Good morning, America. All your recent talk of gender equality has only shown just how far from woke you really are. Despite best intentions, the current cultural conversation about feminism continues to perpetuate sexism.<p>From my perspective, I’m already equal and was born that way in 1972. No need …

"Knife Skills" Is the Oscar-Nominated Documentary that Follows Students from Prisons to Fine Dining

The inspiring story of a classic French restaurant and the formerly incarcerated people who've made it succeed.<p>Imagine having a few weeks to go from never having cooked professionally—or never having cooked at all—to working as a <i>poissonier</i> at a classic French restaurant. Now imagine having to …

Food & Dining

Quantum Chemistry Solves The Question of Why Life Needs So Many Amino Acids

A flexible approach to life.<p>One of the oldest and most fundamental questions in biochemistry is why the 20 amino acids that support life are all …

Kyoto: A Luxury Collection Destination, Japan

The imperial capital of Japan for 1,200 years, Kyoto is Japan's cultural keeper from kimono-clad Maiko to temple festivals.<p>Over one thousand temples …

Dark sky tourism set to be big in Japanese area known for its expansive sand dunes

A region of Japan known for its large sand dunes is hoping to draw in travellers with another natural wonder – star-filled night skies.<p>Located to the west of Kyoto, Tottori Prefecture is not a massive draw in a country that is filled with beguiling attractions. The region is probably best-known for …

Japan

Off the beaten path in Japan: overlooked towns worthy of a road trip | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

Japan’s Golden Route is well-known and extremely well-worn. So although Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka undeniably have attractions to suit every taste, …

Japan

This Dazzling Light Show in a Japanese Flower Garden Is One for the Bucket List

Winter may be the darkest season, but every year Japan’s Nagashima Resort glows with millions of LED lights.<p>Nabana No Sato, the resort’s flower …

Japan

Errol Morris boldly mixes nonfiction and fiction to tackle the unsolved mystery of Wormwood

It seems absurd now, but back in 1988, when Errol Morris’ landmark true-crime documentary <i>The Thin Blue Line</i>was released, purists were up in arms …

'Dina' Scores Upset Victory at IDA Documentary Awards

The only nominee in its category not to make the Oscar doc shortlist prevailed over “City of Ghosts,” “Faces Places,” “LA 92” and “Strong …

We Asked 11 Chefs to Weigh In on the Best Food Documentaries of All Time

Being self-professed foodies, we're always interested in what chefs have to say—whether it's about what they whip up for a healthy weeknight meal, …

These Are the 61 Best Documentaries of All Time

What makes a documentary “important”? What makes it worth referencing, or remembering, or even watching in the first place? Why, in this time of seemingly perpetual sociopolitical strife, would we veer away from the vaunted, glorious escapism of big feature films and go see something small and …

Cape Town

How the Polio Vaccine Trials Relieved a Worried Nation

Caption from LIFE. Working under glass for extra safety, technician begins vaccine process with kidney tissue.<br>Al Fenn—The LIFE Picture …

Public Health

170 Documentary Features Submitted for Oscar Consideration

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Friday that 170 films have been submitted for documentary feature Oscar consideration. …

Ancient Chinese board game treated with NFL-like drama and intrigue in documentary 'AlphaGo'

On paper, a 90-minute documentary involving the playing of a 3,000-year-old Chinese board game wouldn't seem to lend itself to adjectives like "lively" and "compelling," but darned if Greg Kohs' "AlphaGo" isn't those things and more.<p>Chronicling a weeklong 2016 tournament in Seoul between …

Dina

The Grand Jury winner at this year’s Sundance, Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini’s documentary follows the somewhat eccentric Dina Buno (a family …

Grand Juries

The Truth Behind the Disturbing Rise in Exorcisms Around the World

Rights & Freedoms

A One-Week Travel Itinerary for First-Time Visitors to Tokyo

Travel

A New, Lightened-Up Way to Do Pizza Night

Polenta Crust Pizza<p>Serves 4 to 6<p><i>For the polenta:</i> <br>1 tablespoon olive oil <br>4 cups water <br>1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for seasoning <br>1 cup polenta<p><i>For</i> …

Spices

Cat romp ‘Kedi’ leads Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards nominations

“Kedi,” a popular documentary offering a feline’s-eye view of the hundreds of thousands of stray cats plaguing the streets of Istanbul, leads with …

'I Am Another You' masterfully, sensitively documents a young person who chooses a transient life

The documentarian Nanfu Wang has an audacious and intimate approach to filmmaking. Her rough-hewn yet rigorous style is on display in the philosophical "I Am Another You," about a young street kid, Dylan, whom she befriends at a hostel in Florida.<p>Wang decides to hit the road with Dylan in order to …

You're a Jerk If You Don't Love Libraries After Watching This Documentary

Frederick Wiseman's doc about the New York Public Library is nearly four hours long—and it's utterly essential.<p>There's perhaps no greater observer of institutions than Frederick Wiseman. Over his 50-year career of making documentaries, Wiseman has spotlighted the inner workings of everything from a …

Brown v. Board of Education

Ex Libris: New York Public Library Is Exactly What the Title States: A Sprawling, 3-plus Hour Venture Through the NYPL

Few filmmakers have a greater interest in The Way Things Work than Frederick Wiseman. Since making his debut with the landmark <i>Titicut Follies</i> in …

Seattle

Inside Tokyo’s wildly popular 74-year-old bakery that only makes two types of bread

Japan

Bare Conductive Electric Paint Lamp Kit (video)

Bare Conductive the London based creative team responsible for creating electric paint which successfully launched Kickstarter, once again return to …

Microcontroller

Your Exclusive First Look at New Documentary, We Margiela

See a first glimpse of the new film which promises to recount the story behind the four white stitches, and the many hands who worked together to sew …

Documentaries

23 Spine Chilling Documentaries To Watch In October That'll Make This The Scariest Halloween Ever

October is nearly here, which means colder weather, pumpkin spice lattes, and the spookiest day of the year: Halloween. Many people like to celebrate …

Best Ever Nutella Fudge Brownies

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>TO MAKE THE BROWNIE:<p>Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C). Grease a 9×9 baking pan or line it with parchment paper or aluminum foil, which you can …

The 20 Best Documentaries You Can Watch for Free on YouTube

YouTube documentaries are proof that the age-old idiom “the truth is stranger than fiction” often still applies.<p>Documentary filmmaking itself has …

New York City