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Humans of New York Comic Con

Friday, October 10, 2014

"It's like Halloween early," said one Comic Con attendee. "Only it's like somebody's passion, and they really put time and effort into it."

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New Sounds

Music Based on East Asian Stories

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

For this New Sounds listen to ambitious works inspired by East Asian storytelling, including music based the classic Chinese epic tale – “Monkey,” as retold and done up by Damon Albarn.

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New Sounds

Music Based on East Asian Stories

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

For this New Sounds listen to ambitious works inspired by East Asian storytelling.  There’s music based on one of the classic Chinese epic tales – “Monkey,” as retold and done up by Damon Albarn (of the Brit- pop band Blur, and of the animated rock band, Gorillaz), and Jamie Hewlett with many other participants.  “Monkey: Journey to the West” is a mammoth music theatre work/hybrid opera performed in Mandarin and features over 50 Chinese acrobats, martial arts experts and a team of tiny contortionists.  It will be part of the Lincoln Center Festival this summer. 

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Operavore

Reanimating 'Butterfly'

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Olivia Giovetti looks at the connection between opera and the world of anime and manga, in light of a new production of Madama Butterfly that fuses both.

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Features

New York's Comic Con Kicks Off in Manhattan, Superheroes and All

Friday, October 14, 2011

If you see a superhero walking around Midtown Manhattan this weekend, chances are he or she is here for Comic Con. The convention kicked off Thursday, and it is about more than just comics. Movies, television shows, books and video games — not all of them based on comics — are represented, and so are the fans.

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Studio 360

Revenge of the nerds

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Holy Geekdom! The DENPA party Sunday night was euphoric. Two floors full of happy nerds, dressed up as their favorite manga/anime/computer game characters, dancing to extremely loud computer game music, drinking, smoking and taking pictures of each other in studied poses. Takero Mimura, one of the producers of the night ...

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Studio 360

Commentary: The Anime Effect

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Studio 360's Kurt Andersen predicted the influence of Japanese cartoons on American pop culture long before most cultural critics took notice — though he had more than a little help from his daughter.

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Studio 360

Anime/Animaux

Saturday, May 11, 2002

In the two-dimensional universe of Japanese anime, animals assume extraordinary powers.

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