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Best Film winners at the Japanese Academy: Departures

In 2009, the winner of the Best Foreign Film award at the Oscars was Departures (Okuribito), directed by Yojiro Takita.

Takita is a veteran director who made his early living directing a series of ‘pink films’ (the Japanese term for soft porn), before graduating to more serious fare. 413 more words


Promises to Myself: Pondering My Return to the States

A wave of anxiety rumbled onto the shores of my mind this afternoon as I sat hunched over a laptop in my small Rio kitchen, browsing jobs, and PhD programs, and conferences that I really… 372 more words

The Rearview Mirror

I remember the smell of the Magnolia tree in the backyard and long walks around Lake Merritt, as the water swirled like tar in the black of the night. 768 more words


REVIEW: Moose Blood - I'll Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time

Thought emo was dead? Well the release of Moose Blood‘s first ever debut full length record I’ll keep You In Mind, From Time To Time… 375 more words


Sheffield band to go on tour with The Feeling.

Local Sheffield band, The Gentlemen, will be joining renowned British award-nominated pop-rock band, The Feeling, for a two-week tour this Tuesday.

The band met 8 years ago when working as session artists on a friend’s album. 517 more words


Falling "Blindly" In Love With Virgin Atlantic

By Lakshmi:

I’ve read plenty about the Branson brand of magic.  In fact, I have admired him from afar like legions of “wannabe” entrepreneurs!  Yet, it was not till this summer that I boarded a Virgin Atlantic plane for the very first time.   373 more words


Trip Planning: Selecting Dates

Unless you have kids or are a student, you are not bound to set vacations days. Generally your employer will be more lenient to give you specific dates off, unless they have some block out dates for when you can’t take vacation. 190 more words