Japanese TV – Q Ax http://q-ax.com/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 15:08:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://q-ax.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/q-ax-icon-150x150.png Japanese TV – Q Ax http://q-ax.com/ 32 32 Wall Street opening lower led by Goldman and the banks – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio https://q-ax.com/wall-street-opening-lower-led-by-goldman-and-the-banks-whio-tv-7-and-whio-radio/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 14:45:50 +0000 https://q-ax.com/wall-street-opening-lower-led-by-goldman-and-the-banks-whio-tv-7-and-whio-radio/

TOKYO — (AP) — Stocks tumble at Wall Street’s open on Monday, after global markets fell as the S&P 500 extended its slide for a third straight week. Big banks including Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley lead the decline, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq Composite are also down. Goldman said its fourth-quarter profits fell 13% from a year earlier, largely because the bank was preparing to pay hefty payrolls to staff. Microsoft is falling after announcing it would buy video game maker Activision Blizzard for nearly $69 billion.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier history appears below.

Global stocks were mostly weaker on Tuesday after a U.S. public holiday, while oil prices jumped following an attack on an oil facility in the UAE capital that killed at least three people.

Benchmark U.S. crude rose $1.44, or 1.7%, to $85.26 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It gained $1.70 to $83.82 a barrel on Monday.

Brent crude, the basis for international oil pricing, added $1.05 to $87.53 a barrel.

Satellite photos obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday appeared to show the aftermath of the attack, which was claimed by Houthi rebels in Yemen.

In Europe, the French CAC 40 fell 1.2% in early trading to 7,117.76, while the German DAX slipped 1.0% to 15,767.35. Britain’s FTSE 100 fell 0.7% to 7,555.82. The Dow Industrials futures were down 0.6% at 35,577.00. The S&P 500 future fell nearly 1.0% to 4,610.50.

The 2-year Treasury note rose above 1%, adding to expectations that the US Federal Reserve will soon raise rates to counter inflation.

Rising bond yields tend to put pressure on equities as investors reassess their asset allocations and take a closer look at stock prices, especially high-value ones.

The 10-year Treasury yield was 1.84% on Tuesday. It has also increased in recent days.

“General sentiments may still tilt towards some caution as some market participants may refrain from taking more risk. This comes amid a quiet US calendar ahead and lack of comment from policy officials Fed at the FOMC meeting next week,” Yeap Jun Rong, market strategist at IG in Singapore, said in a comment.

The Bank of Japan concluded a two-day policy meeting with no major changes. Its benchmark interest rate remains at a level of minus 0.1%.

Price increases in Japan were less pronounced than in the United States and some other countries, although the central bank raised its inflation forecast for the fiscal year which begins in April to 1.1% against an estimate previous 0.9%.

The Japanese central bank’s super accommodative monetary policy is expected to remain unchanged for now as the country grapples with a surge in cases of COVID infections triggered by the omicron variant.

The recent sudden increase in reported cases is likely to dampen economic activity. Japan, which has not seen pandemic shutdowns, has gone through periods of restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19, with most restaurants and bars closing early. These restrictions are expected to expand this week to about a third of the country, including Tokyo.

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 fell 0.3% to 28,257.25. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.1% to 7,408.80. The South Korean Kospi fell 0.9% to 2,864.24. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng slipped 0.4% to 24,112.78, while the Shanghai Composite rose 0.8% to 3,569.91.

In currency trading, the US dollar fell from 114.62 yen to 114.71 Japanese yen. The euro traded at $1.1397, down from $1.1410.

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Kyogo Old Firm boost amid Japanese manager’s ‘difficult’ decision https://q-ax.com/kyogo-old-firm-boost-amid-japanese-managers-difficult-decision/ Sun, 16 Jan 2022 14:28:08 +0000 https://q-ax.com/kyogo-old-firm-boost-amid-japanese-managers-difficult-decision/

Celtic have been given a potential Old Firm boost, with the Japanese manager hinting he won’t call up Kyogo Furuhashi for the upcoming World Qualifiers.

Japan are due to face China on January 27 and Saudi Arabia on February 1, 24 hours before Celtic take on City Rangers in a match that could be vital in the Premiership title race.

But manager Moriyasu Hajikazu has told the local press that the Celtic striker will not be available for selection due to a hamstring injury picked up before the winter break.

Hajikazu said he would have a “difficult” job putting together a squad with “several players unavailable due to injury” for the vital World Cup qualifiers which could go a long way in deciding whether Japan will be in Qatar in the end of the year, before naming Kyogo, who has 16 goals for the Hoops since signing in the summer, Sampdoria defender Maya Yoshida and Sei Muroya, who plays for German side Hannover, as three players whose they will be deprived.

This means that if he is fit to play, the 26-year-old will be available for Old Firm’s midweek clash at Celtic Park as well as games against Hearts and Dundee United.

New signings Reo Hatate and Daizen Maeda could be potential replacements for the missing Japanese stars, but they are not believed to be in Hajikazu’s call-up plans at this time.

Ange Potecoglou could also be without compatriot Tom Rogic, with Australia also in the World Cup qualifiers in the same period.

Meanwhile, the Celtic manager will assess Kyogo and winger Jota ahead of their game against Hibernian on Monday night.

The Portuguese striker has returned to training after recovering from a hamstring problem.

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Japanese students stabbed during entrance exams https://q-ax.com/japanese-students-stabbed-during-entrance-exams/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 04:54:00 +0000 https://q-ax.com/japanese-students-stabbed-during-entrance-exams/
Police officers inspect the site where a stabbing incident occurred at an entrance gate to the University of Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan, January 15, 2022. (Photo by Reuters)

Several high school students taking their university entrance exams in Tokyo were injured in an apparent stabbing on Saturday, Japanese media said.

Public broadcaster NHK said three people were conscious after being injured in the morning when another student attacked them with a sharp object as they gathered to take their entrance exam.

The alleged attacker, a 17-year-old high school student, has been arrested, the Asahi newspaper said.

Half a million high school students across Japan are taking the annual college entrance exams this weekend at hundreds of locations across the country.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department said it could not comment on the details of the attack or confirm any arrests.

Violent crimes are extremely rare in Japan, but there have been a series of stabbings by assailants unknown to the victims.

In October, a man dressed in Batman’s Joker costume stabbed more than a dozen people on a train carriage in Tokyo, sending passengers screaming into the aisles of the carriages and rushing out of the windows to escape.

A few months earlier, a man injured several people in a stabbing attack on a Tokyo commuter train.

(Source: Reuters)

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Global stocks fall as inflation bodes for Fed rate hikes – WSB-TV Channel 2 https://q-ax.com/global-stocks-fall-as-inflation-bodes-for-fed-rate-hikes-wsb-tv-channel-2/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 09:30:05 +0000 https://q-ax.com/global-stocks-fall-as-inflation-bodes-for-fed-rate-hikes-wsb-tv-channel-2/

BANGKOK – (AP) – Stocks were mostly lower in Asia on Thursday after the latest report on soaring prices in the United States appeared to keep the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates in the coming months.

London, Paris, Tokyo and Shanghai were down while Sydney and Hong Kong were up.

The spike in coronavirus cases has heightened uncertainty about the pace of recovery from the pandemic.

Britain and Germany have suffered severe waves of the highly contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus. France is at the epicenter of Europe’s ongoing fight against COVID-19, with new infections exceeding 360,000 a day in recent days.

The German DAX fell 0.2% to 15,973.58 while the CAC 40 in Paris fell 0.6% to 7,196.23. In Britain, the FTSE 100 fell 0.3% to 7,533.13. On Wall Street, S&P 500 and Dow Industrials futures were down less than 0.1%.

In Asia, the omicron variant has swept through Australia and is gaining traction in other countries despite high vaccination rates, mask requirements and strict border policies. Japan reported more than 13,000 new infections on Wednesday, the highest level in four months. China, whose zero-COVID policies are being challenged by outbreaks weeks away from the Beijing Winter Games, is testing and in some cases locking down entire cities.

Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 fell 1% to 28,489.13, while the Shanghai Composite lost 1.2% to 3,555.26. In Seoul, the Kospi fell 0.4% to 2,962.09.

The Hang Seng in Hong Kong edged up 0.1% to 24,429.77 and the S&P/ASX 200 in Australia added 0.5% to 7,474.40. The Indian Sensex edged down 0.1%.

Taiwan’s benchmark rose 0.3% after TSMC, the world’s largest contract maker of computer chips, reported record quarterly profit of just over $6 billion.

The 10-year Treasury yield remained stable at 1.74%.

Besides the direct impact of large coronavirus outbreaks on normal business activity, spillover effects on manufacturing and shipping could still hamper a rebound from the past two years of disruptions.

“So far, market reaction to the omicron wave has been muted, but attention should be paid to concerns about other impacts on global supply chains that could trigger risky trading,” Anderson said. ActivTtrades alves in a report.

On Wednesday, the S&P 500 rose 0.3%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.1% and the Nasdaq composite rose 0.2%. The Russell 2000 Index fell 0.8%.

Investors zeroed in on a Labor Department report, which showed consumer prices jumped 7% last month. This is the fastest annual pace of the consumer price index in nearly four decades. The sharp increase, which was in line with economists’ forecasts, came a day after Fed Chairman Jerome Powell told Congress that the central bank was ready to raise rates to fight inflation.

Wall Street is closely watching rising inflation to gauge the impact on businesses and consumers, as well as the Fed’s plan to reduce its support for the economy and markets.

Companies in many sectors passed the higher costs on to consumers, but warned they would still feel a financial hit due to rising prices and supply chain issues.

Wall Street will get another update on rising inflation on Thursday, when the Labor Department releases December results for an index based on U.S. wholesale prices. It shows how inflation affects costs for businesses.

Investors are also watching the latest round of earnings closely to see how companies are handling inflation.

Delta Air Lines releases its results on Thursday. Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo announce their results on Friday.

In other trading on Thursday, the benchmark U.S. crude oil fell 19 cents to $82.45 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It gained $1.42 to $82.64 a barrel on Wednesday.

Brent crude, the basis for international oil pricing, fell 15 cents to $84.52 a barrel.

The US dollar fell to 114.58 Japanese yen from 114.64 yen. The euro fell from $1.1444 to $1.1469.

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US stocks get new weak start, dragged lower by technology – WSOC TV https://q-ax.com/us-stocks-get-new-weak-start-dragged-lower-by-technology-wsoc-tv/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 14:44:17 +0000 https://q-ax.com/us-stocks-get-new-weak-start-dragged-lower-by-technology-wsoc-tv/

Stocks got a fresh start on Tuesday as traders try to calibrate how the markets and the economy will handle the higher interest rates that are likely expected from the Federal Reserve this year. The S&P 500 slipped 0.2%. The index has recorded five consecutive losses and has not seen a winning day since the very first trading day of the year. Tech stocks were once again the biggest weight in the market and the Nasdaq lost 0.2%. The yield on the 10-year Treasury bill remained at 1.77%. Bond yields have risen sharply since the start of the year.

THIS IS A CURRENT UPDATE. AP’s previous story follows below.

TOKYO (AP) – European benchmarks rose on Tuesday, but Asian stocks mostly fell after falling on Wall Street.

The French CAC 40 gained 0.6% at the start of the session to 7,160.56, while the German DAX gained 0.7% to 15,882.28. The UK FTSE 100 rose 0.4% to 7,474.60. US stocks are expected to drift higher as Dow futures rise less than 0.1% to 35,965.00. Futures on the S&P 500 rose nearly 0.1% to 4,664.50.

Investors are monitoring the growing number of coronavirus cases, particularly in China, where a third city has locked up its residents due to a COVID-19 outbreak, bringing the number confined to their homes to around 20 million people.

“In China, the bullish momentum quickly faded and reversed as COVID-19 restrictions were tightened again in some Chinese cities,” said Jeffrey Halley, senior market analyst at Oanda.

Such disruptions can have regional implications for trade and other activities. Large companies, including automakers such as Toyota, were counting on a resumption in the supply of semiconductor chips and other products from China and the rest of Asia, as vaccinations and other efforts to improve. prevention of coronaviruses were progressing. The recent increase in infections with the omicron variant of the coronavirus has shaken those hopes.

Japan is also seeing a dramatic increase in reported COVID cases, which experts say are mostly omicron. Japan has decided to maintain strict border controls until next month, which bar entry to travelers, except residents and returning citizens. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said the large-scale facilities run by the Japanese military to carry out vaccinations, which closed last year, would reopen to speed up booster injections. So far, less than 1% of the population has received boosters.

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 fell 0.9% to close at 28,222.48, returning from a public holiday on Monday. South Korean Kospi took less than a point at 2,927.38. The Australian S & P / ASX 200 fell 0.8% to 7,390.10. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index lost less than 0.1% to 23,739.06, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.7% to 3,567.44.

High inflation is wreaking havoc on American families, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell acknowledged in a speech to be delivered Tuesday at a congressional hearing on Powell’s appointment for a second four-year term.

Higher interest rates make stocks of expensive tech companies and other expensive growth companies less attractive to investors, and the sector has slipped as bond yields rise. The tech sector was the biggest weight in the market until January and is coming out of its worst week since October 2020.

Rising interest rates could curb the surge in prices, but it would also mark the end of the easy monetary conditions that have kept financial markets booming since the first shocks of the pandemic in early 2020. The market is now placing them. the Fed’s chances of increasing in the near term. rate of at least a quarter point in March to around 78%. A month ago it was around 36%.

Looking ahead, the US Department of Labor will release the Consumer Price Index for December on Wednesday. The agency will give investors details of the impact of inflation on businesses with its producer price index for December on Thursday. On Friday, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo will release their latest quarterly financial results.

In energy trading, US benchmark crude rose $ 1.30 to $ 79.53 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It lost 67 cents to $ 78.23 on Monday.

Brent crude, the international standard, added $ 1.18 to $ 82.05 a barrel.

In currency trading, the US dollar rose from 115.20 yen to 115.27 Japanese yen. The euro cost $ 1.1348, compared to $ 1.1326.

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Best anime streaming services for 2022 https://q-ax.com/best-anime-streaming-services-for-2022/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 12:00:14 +0000 https://q-ax.com/best-anime-streaming-services-for-2022/

Whether you are a longtime fan of this distinct Japanese art form or a curious newbie, the best way to dive into the world of anime is to use a streaming service. You will find high school melodramas, science fiction anthologies, horror tales, romantic comedies and superhero quests in this narrative landscape. Longtime favorites such as A piece and Pokemon proving that audiences will stick to the classics while making way for rising stars like My Hero Academia and the global phenomenon Attack on Titan.

Anime is a growing space with major streaming game players dedicated to meeting demand. It doesn’t matter if you are a bona fide otaku with specific tastes or a noob look no further than these streaming services to satisfy your anime cravings.

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Due to its strong content stability, Crunchyroll has become the global destination for anime streaming. Launched in 2006, the brand has over 100 million registered users and over 5 million subscribers. Following its acquisition by Sony, Crunchyroll now shares its vast range with its titan colleague of the Funimation genre to offer thousands of titles 24/7. All of this anime is under one umbrella.

The biggest selling points? New episodes of My Hero Academia and other flagships land on the streamer an hour after their premieres in Japan. Viewers can also count on surprise releases like the eight specials of Attack on Titan which dropped weeks before the final season premiered on January 9.

Fans love the variety and appreciate that for some content they can watch the uncut Japanese versions of their favorite series on this service. Plus, there’s a carousel of original in-house creations that sit alongside the most recent releases from Japan. And thanks to Crunchyroll’s partnership with anime streaming service VRV, US customers can access even more programming.

Sony is considering creating a one-time subscription for Crunchyroll and Funimation, but that has yet to happen. However, you can get a free subscription and access current and older content with just one take – you’ll have to wait a week to watch new episodes.

For those who prefer immediate access to new episodes, Crunchyroll’s basic ad-free option is $ 8.

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Former rival, partner and rival of Crunchyroll, Funimation shares many major titles with the anime giant. Where the two differ is in their respective libraries. Funimation has over 13,000 hours of content and claims the entirety of the Dragon Ball Z collection. Crunchyroll has part, but not the entire popular franchise.

But you’ll find a variety of subgenres on the service and Funimation excels in the dub department. When it comes to new episodes, the streamer has a simulcast schedule that it releases each season, and its Winter 2022 roster includes Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc, Tribe Nine, and, like Crunchyroll, Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2.

As with Crunchyroll, you can create a free account to watch classics as well as new content. The free version allows you to create personal bookmarks and watchlists. Upgrade to Funimation’s ad-free subscription for $ 6 per month to stream all content and receive same-day access to simulcasting.

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If you’re on the fence about Crunchyroll or Funimation subscriptions, Hulu has over 300 anime titles and is a great stop to watch hits My Hero Academia, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Tokyo Ghoul, Attack on Titan, Soul Eater, Bleach and Suite. There are also simulcasts that air every season, giving viewers the latest releases from Japan. This is one area where Hulu surpasses Netflix. Fans will find Pokemon movies and oldies, but also goodies like Sailor Moon and Akira.

Hulu also has partnerships with Crunchyroll and Funimation to broadcast some titles, but not their entire catalog. The original Crunchyroll and Adult Swim series, Blade Runner: Black Lotus is available with favorites like Assassination Classroom. However, new subtitled episodes may arrive on the streamer immediately while dubbed versions take longer. Start times vary by series.

An added bonus is the dedicated entertainment center where you’ll find content organized into categories such as classic, AZ, or simulcast.

As a pioneer in streaming TV, Netflix has grown its anime offering although it lacks the new installments and simulcast from Hulu. Currently, there are dozens of Japanese imports on the platform as well as the Netflix originals Castlevania, Yasuke, Cannon Busters, Devilman Crybaby, and Blood of Zeus.

While not the go-to streamer for more obscure titles, Netflix has a reliable selection of popular anime that includes Demon Slayer, Hunter x Hunter, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, and Nine Glorious Seasons of Naruto. Another major benefit for the streamer is the lack of ads. But subscribers should know that they will need to take the extra step of removing the skip feature at the end of episodes to see if there are any post-credits scenes on their favorite show.

In the spring of 2021, Netflix opened its anime creator base in Tokyo, where writers, designers and other artists are teaming up to expand the streamer’s productions. Viewers can search for upcoming movies and animated shows like Bubble, Tomb Raider, Skull Island, and Terminator.

A service for ages 18 and over, Hidive delivers content to fans around the world, including simulcasts. Not only will you find cartoons of all subgenres, but there is an assortment of live-action adaptations as well.

Hidive prides itself on its customizable caption option, live episode chats and exclusive catalog. You can even choose between censored and uncensored anime. An independent service, the company encourages fans to ask for their favorite tracks if they can’t find them on the platform.

Hidive is supported on iOS, Android, and smart TVs, and it runs content directly through its site. There is no free subscription option and the monthly fee is $ 5 after the 14 day free trial.


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Anime streaming faqs

What is the difference between dub and sub?

In the anime community, the terms dubbed and captioned are used to describe the difference between a piece of content broadcast in Japanese with captions or a dubbed version in English (or another language). It’s a matter of personal preference, but some fans prefer one type over the other. Among die-hard fans, Funimation is known for its extensive dubbed collection.

Why can’t I find some anime content on some streaming services?

Due to license agreements, the animation programs of some streaming providers will change. It also depends on the country you live in, as various content may only be available in Japan, the United States, or other regions.

Timing plays a role and can determine whether a new season or new movie in a series hits a platform on the same day, month, or year it was originally released. However, viewers will notice that some shows are streaming across multiple platforms at the same time.

What is the meaning of OAD and OVA in the anime and does it matter?

From time to time, you may see streaming services refer to OAD or OVA as special promotions. Typically, OAD and OVA are add-on episodes that have not been shown on TV but are part of the story and may or may not be canon. These could be prequel episodes or storylines that take place during or after what has been seen in a series and are great additions for anime lovers.

What devices support these apps?

Each of these anime streaming providers can be accessed through their standalone websites, smart TVs, Roku, iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon FireTV, Apple TV, and Xbox One. You can watch it on your phone, tablet, PC or TV.

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The world’s most exciting exhibitions in 2022 https://q-ax.com/the-worlds-most-exciting-exhibitions-in-2022/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 02:03:45 +0000 https://q-ax.com/the-worlds-most-exciting-exhibitions-in-2022/

Written by The arts journal

This article was originally published by The Art Newspaper, an editorial partner of CNN Style. You can read their full articles on the coming year 2022 here.

This year’s must-see exhibitions include the return of the Venice Biennale and Documenta, the hit shows by Donatello and Cézanne, and a Qatar World Cup sculpture festival. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, please verify exhibits are held prior to travel.

“Yves Saint Laurent at the Museums”

Or: Museum of Modern Art in Paris, Center Pompidou, Musée d’Orsay, Musée National Picasso Paris, Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris, Musée du Louvre

When: January 29-May 15 (closed April 15 at the Picasso Museum)

Six decades ago, the first fashion show under the name of Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) paraded. To celebrate this important milestone, six Parisian museums where the French designer sought inspiration have collaborated on a city-wide exhibition. Each will combine YSL creations with works by artists such as Mondrian, Picasso, Matisse, Bonnard and Dufy. For example, at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, next to Dufy’s “La Fée Électricité” (“La Fée Électricité”, 1937) will stand three spectacular silk dresses, while the Musée d’Orsay will focus on its fascination with Marcel Proust, who probably inspired Le Smoking de Saint Laurent, the first tuxedo for women. During this time, the National Picasso Museum will explain the influence of the Spanish master on Saint Laurent, from the couturier’s tribute to the sets and costumes of Picasso’s “Ballets Russes” (1976) to his Cubist collection from 1988. –Sarah belmont

“The World of Stonehenge”

Or: British Museum, London

When: February 17-July 17

This solar pendant from the Bronze Age, from 1000 to 800 BC. AD, will be part of the great Stonehenge exhibition at the British Museum. Credit: © The administrators of the British Museum

Built over four millennia ago, Stonehenge is one of the world’s most famous and mysterious monuments. Who were the people who built it and inhabited prehistoric Britain? “The world of Stonehenge” will show that they were more developed than is generally believed, with established trade links with mainland Europe. One of the undisputed highlights of the show will be the 3,600-year-old Nebra Sky Disc, the oldest extant representation of the cosmos, which was discovered in present-day Germany and will be on display for the first time in the UK. -José de Silva

“Faith Ringgold: The American People”

Or: New Museum, New York

When: February 17-June 5

Ringgold created the United States of "Attica" (1972) to honor the men who died in the Attica prison protest.

Ringgold created the United States of “Attica” (1972) to honor the men who died during the Attica prison protest. Credit: © Faith Ringgold / ARS, NY and DACS, London / Courtesy ACA Galleries, New York

This is the first retrospective of pioneering American artist Faith Ringgold in her hometown of New York. The exhibition will cover six decades of the 91-year-old artist’s prolific career, from works created in response to the civil rights era, to autobiographical pieces that tell stories of the Harlem Renaissance. -Gabriella Angeleti

“Donatello: the Renaissance”

Or: Palazzo Strozzi and Museo del Bargello, Florence; Gemäldegalerie, Berlin

When: March 19-July 31 (Florence); September 2 January 8 2023 (Berlin)

Donatello marble bas relief "Virgin and Child (1420-25)."

Marble bas-relief by Donatello “Madonna and Child (1420-25).” Credit: © Antje Voigt / SMB Sculpturensammlung

In his day, the 15th-century Florentine sculptor Donatello was considered “the master of masters”. Despite this, there has not been a major exhibition dedicated to the sculptor’s work for nearly 40 years. That is set to change in March when a vast investigation into Donatello’s work opens in Florence at Palazzo Strozzi and the nearby Museo Nazionale del Bargello, which houses the sculptor’s most important collection of works, including “David” (c. 1440). Smaller incarnations of the show will be seen at the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin in September and at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London next year. – Cristina Ruiz

“150 years of Mondrian”

Or: Kunstmuseum den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands; Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland; K20, Düsseldorf

When: April 2 September 25 (The Hague); June 5 October 9 (Riehen); October 29-February 10, 2023 (Düsseldorf)

Piet Mondrian, "Rhombus composition with eight lines and red (photo n ° III)," 1938.

Piet Mondrian, “Rhombus composition with eight lines and red (Photo n ° III)”, 1938. Credit: © Mondrian / Holtzman Trust c / o UNHCR International Warrenton, VA USA

With only three primary colors (plus black and white) and two ordinal directions, Piet Mondrian took painting to new levels of abstraction. His influence on modernism was immense – in the visual arts as well as in design, architecture and fashion. To mark the 150th anniversary of his birth in the Dutch city of Amersfoot, several museums are organizing major surveys of his work. An exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler in Switzerland and at the K20 in Düsseldorf will begin with his first paintings, influenced by Dutch landscape painting and post-impressionism. He will then retrace his evolution while he completely abandoned the representation to achieve his wonders at right angles. -Lee Cheshire

Venice Biennale

Or: Venice

When: April 23-November 27

The Venice Biennale will return this spring.

The Venice Biennale will return this spring. Credit: Andrea Avezzù / The Venice Biennale

A global pandemic, the catastrophic effects of climate change and developments in artificial intelligence are just a few of the major threats to the future of humanity that artists will tackle for this year’s main exhibition at the 59th Venice Biennale. “Despite the climate that has forged (the exhibition), it aspires to be an optimistic exhibition,” said its curator, Cecilia Alemani, in a statement. For all the latest news on National Pavilions, see Venice Biennale 2022: All National Pavilions, Artists and Curators. -José de Silva

World Cup Sculpture Festival

Or: Qatar

When: Throughout the year

that of Tom Classen "Falcon," 2021.

“Falcon” by Tom Classen, 2021. Credit: Courtesy of Qatar Museums

Football fans heading to Doha for this year’s controversial World Cup (which begins on November 21) will be greeted by this monumental gold sculpture of Qatar’s national bird, the falcon. Created by Dutch artist Tom Claassen, it is one of more than 40 new public works to emerge in the small state of the peninsula. The “open-air museum” program is overseen by Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the sister of the ruling Emir and the spending chief of Qatar museums. Other works include pieces by Bruce Nauman, Isa Genzken, Subodh Gupta, Mark Handforth, and Katharina Fritsch. -Lee Cheshire

“Cezanne”

Or: Chicago Institute of the Arts; Tate Modern, London

When: May 15-September 5 (Chicago); October 6-March 12, 2023 (London)

"Still life with apples" (1893-94) will be one of 90 Cézanne oils exhibited in Chicago.

“Still Life with Apples” (1893-94) will be one of 90 Cézanne oil paintings exhibited in Chicago. Credit: Courtesy of J Paul Getty Museum

The Art Institute of Chicago and Tate Modern in London have organized the largest Paul Cézanne exhibition in a generation. Simply baptized “Cézanne”, it will cover the artist’s entire career. In Chicago, where the exhibition opens, it will include 90 oils, 40 works on paper and two sketchbooks, although it will be slightly reduced in London (70 oils and 18 on paper). Cézanne (1839-1906) has always been considered an “artist artist” and exerted a great influence on later painters, including Monet, Pissarro, Matisse and Picasso. He remains a source of inspiration, and among the lenders of the exhibition will be Jasper Johns, the American Abstract Expressionist, who will send three key watercolors (plus an oil painting of a nude in Chicago only) from his collection. personal. Technical analysis of the artist’s palette, construction of composition, and mark-making will deepen our understanding of how Cézanne created his paintings. Chicago promises that the show will “reframe Cézanne, a giant in the history of art, for our time.” –Martin bailey

Documenta Fifteen

Or: Kassel, Germany

When: June 18-September 25

Indonesian artistic collective Ruangrupa with members of the Documenta team.

Indonesian artistic collective Ruangrupa with members of the Documenta team. Credit: Nicolas wefers

Organizing the world’s largest and most influential contemporary art exhibition in the midst of a pandemic has been difficult, but after some doubts as to whether it could go as planned, Documenta Fifteen must have take place in Kassel this summer. Organized by the Indonesian artistic collective Ruangrupa, it promises to be as much a reflection of our time as the previous editions of this sprawling spectacle which takes place every five years. The artists who have been invited to participate are mostly from southern countries and many of them are activist collectives rather than individuals. They include The Nest Collective from Kenya, La Intermundial Holobiente from Argentina, Keleketla! Library of South Africa and Sa Sa Art Projects of Cambodia. The sites will include a former department store and a former wine depot, as well as more traditional places such as the town’s Fridericianum museum. -Catherine Hickley

“The space between: the modern in Korean art”

Or: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

When: September 11-February 19, 2023

The painting "Family" was established by Pai Unsung between 1930 and 1935 when Korea was under Japanese rule.

The “Family” painting was created by Pai Unsung between 1930 and 1935 when Korea was under Japanese rule. Credit: Courtesy of Daejeon City

Over the past year, there has been a surge in interest in South Korean film and television, and Western art galleries are rushing to open in Seoul. But the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Lacma) has been exploring Korean art for several years now, with a series of major exhibitions. “The Space Between” covers the critical but often overlooked period of 1897-1964, ranging from the end of the Joseon period, the last Korean dynasty, to the colonial period (1910-45) when Korea was under Japanese rule, and the Korean War. (1950-53), who brought strong American cultural influences, especially abstract expressionism in the visual arts. Artists of this latter period were also influenced by the European informal art movement. The exhibition concludes with a look at modern art and early contemporary art, including artists such as Youn Myeong-Ro, Lee Sangbeom, and Park Rehyun. It’s a great story, told through the work of 90 artists and 140 paintings, photographs and sculptures. – Scarlet Cheng

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Japanese dancers break new ground ahead of Paris Olympic debut https://q-ax.com/japanese-dancers-break-new-ground-ahead-of-paris-olympic-debut/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 01:31:36 +0000 https://q-ax.com/japanese-dancers-break-new-ground-ahead-of-paris-olympic-debut/

This December 12, 2021 photo shows a children’s breakdance demonstration class at a school gymnasium in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture. (Kyodo)

KAWASAKI, Japan (Kyodo) – With two years before the Olympic Games in Paris, Japanese breakdancers hope that the inclusion of the street dance genre in the world’s largest multisport event can increase its popularity and increase recognition of Japan’s status in as a world power.

The Japanese breakdancing community has stepped up preparations for the return of the Quadrennial Games to the French capital, aiming to ride the wave of success at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, where Japanese athletes set a record medal record.

In “breaking”, as the discipline is widely known, dancers improvise to music played by a DJ, performing stylized footwork and body acrobatics such as head spins and windmills.

Approximately five decades after their development on the nascent New York hip-hop scene, the 2024 Paris Olympics will feature 32 dancers competing in two medal events, one per gender.

“The appeal of the break is that each dancer has unique and individual dance styles. I can’t get enough of them,” said Ramu Kawai, a 20-year-old dancer who won two gold medals at the Olympic Games in Youth of 2018 in Buenos Aires.

“I hope there will come a day when everyone experiences the breakup. Until the Olympic Games in Paris there may be a lot of (Japanese) who don’t know him, but I think that can change. if a Japanese dancer manages to win gold, ”she said. .

At the Olympics, the dancers – known as b-boys and b-girls – will compete in solo fights and be judged on Place de la Concorde, a large public square on the bank of the Seine in Paris. which will also host other urban sports – 3×3 basketball, skateboarding and BMX freestyle.

In an effort to accelerate development, the Japan Sports Dance Federation officially launched a breakdance section in 2019. Japanese dancers have also enjoyed success in recent international competitions, including at the Youth Olympic Games, where Kawai and Shigeyuki Nakarai won a total of three medals, and the World Championships in December where veteran Ayumi Fukushima won the women’s event.

Katsuyuki Ishikawa, a 40-year-old breakdancer who heads JDSF’s breakdance division, said Japan has become a world power because there is what he calls a “hip-hop tree,” a network in which experienced dancers pass on their experience and knowledge to young people to help them improve.

“There are a lot more dance studios than when I was young and more people are teaching young dancers. Parents also take the break very seriously,” said Ishikawa, who performs under the nickname Katsu One.

The station wagon was included in the program of the Paris Olympics in December 2020 as one of the four sports proposed by the organizing committee of the games to engage a younger audience. It is the only one to make its Olympic debut, however, as other sports – sport climbing, skateboarding, and surfing – were all contested at the Tokyo Games.

At the Tokyo Olympics, these sports for the first time attracted a lot of local attention despite the lack of spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic, in large part due to the success of Japanese athletes who won medals in each. Skateboarding proved to be a huge success when the team of young athletes from Japan won five medals, including three gold, in four events.

Kawai, who started breakdancing at the age of 5, said she was inspired to make the same impact in Paris, especially after taking part in the closing ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics as a one of six people who carried the Japanese flag in the national stadium.

Recalling the experience she had alongside Olympic medalists from Tokyo, including two-time swimming gold medalist Yui Ohashi, Kawai said, “They looked very confident, they looked so cool and daring. I want to be like them in Paris. ”

Ishikawa said he initially had “mixed feelings” about becoming an Olympic sport, as he feared it would run counter to the essence of the dance styles’ intrinsic street culture, in which dance battles are not graded.

However, he said he wanted to make the most of the opportunity, and he became more determined to do so when he saw the excitement generated by the success of Japanese skateboarders in Tokyo.

“I got chills thinking the same can happen for the breakup. But at the same time it made me nervous because we have to do everything we can to make the most of this chance”, a- he declared.

“Of course, if I were asked what color of medal Japan is looking for, it would be gold. But it’s not just about medals, we want to increase the value of the break,” he added.

While breakdancing is not yet commonly seen on television in Japan and is far from a common activity to participate in, more and more people are getting a taste of it.

A professional league called the D-League was launched in January 2021. The second season which kicked off in November features breakdancers seeking a berth in the Olympics.

Kawasaki, an industrial city just outside of Tokyo that has become the country’s breakdancing mecca, is trying to attract more young people with an emphasis on station wagons and other street sports.

The prefecture-level city of Kanagawa, where Ishikawa and Kawai are from, often sees groups of dancers gathering to show off their movements in front of Mizonokuchi Station, with some people using windows as full-length mirrors. A local club has been organizing disruptive events for a long time.

In December, the city held demonstration classes for elementary school students to practice street sports, including break and hip-hop dancing.

About 40 children tried out the break during one of the sessions in a local school gymnasium, where they listened to a dancer describe basic techniques and copied the movements.

“It was so much fun and I want to do it again,” said Towa Ueno, a 10-year-old elementary school student. “It will be so cool for the break to be at the Olympics. I want to watch it.”

Ishikawa, who has traveled the world on his dance trip, said he wants young break dancers to make friends everywhere because he believes foreigners can bond through dancing, despite the language barrier.

“There are so many attractions to be broken off, but I think the biggest point is that it allows you to bond with people no matter where they’re from,” he said. “I feel like we can relate to each other, our community is so unique and so fun to be a part of it.”

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today in history | National News from the Associated Press https://q-ax.com/today-in-history-national-news-from-the-associated-press/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 05:00:09 +0000 https://q-ax.com/today-in-history-national-news-from-the-associated-press/

Today in history

Today is Sunday January 2, the second day of 2022. There are 363 days left in the year.

Today’s highlight in history:

On January 2, 1960, Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts successfully launched his candidacy for the presidency.

To this date :

In 1900, US Secretary of State John Hay announced the “open door policy” to facilitate trade with China.

In 1788, Georgia became the fourth state to ratify the US Constitution.

In 1811, Senator Timothy Pickering, a federalist from Massachusetts, became the first member of the United States Senate to be censored after improperly revealing the contents of an executive document.

In 1929, the United States and Canada reached an agreement on joint action to preserve Niagara Falls.

In 1942, the Philippine capital of Manila was captured by Japanese forces during World War II.

In 1967, Republican Ronald Reagan was sworn in as the new governor of California in a ceremony held in Sacramento shortly after midnight.

In 1971, 66 people were killed in a pile-up of spectators leaving a football match at Ibrox Stadium (EYE’-brox) in Glasgow, Scotland.

In 1974, President Richard Nixon signed a law requiring states to limit highway speeds to 55 miles per hour in order to save gasoline in the face of an OPEC oil embargo. (The 55 mph limit was effectively removed in 1987; federal speed limits were abolished in 1995.)

In 2007, the state funeral for former President Gerald R. Ford began with an elaborate service at the Washington National Cathedral and then moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan.

In 2015, California began issuing driver’s licenses to immigrants who were in the country illegally. Little Jimmy Dickens, a short singer-songwriter who was the oldest member of the Grand Ole Opry cast, has died at the age of 94.

In 2016, a heavily armed group led by Ammon and Ryan Bundy seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, starting a 41-day standoff to protest the imprisonment of two ranchers convicted of setting fires on public lands and to demand the return of the federal government. public lands under local control.

In 2018, Senator Al Franken officially resigned from the Senate a month after the Democrat of Minnesota announced his intention to leave Congress amid a series of allegations of sexual misconduct. NBC News has announced that Hoda Kotb (HOH’-duh KAHT’-bee) will co-host the first two hours of “Today”, replacing Matt Lauer following his dismissal over allegations of sexual misconduct.

Ten years ago: Gordon Hirabayashi, a Japanese-American sociologist who spent 90 days in prison for refusing to be interned during World War II, died in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada at the age of 93. (Hirabayashi’s conviction was overturned in 1987 by a US court which found that the US government’s internment policies were based on political expediency, not national security risk.)

Five years ago: A suicide bomber driving an explosives-laden van hit a bustling market in Baghdad, killing at least 36 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group hours after French President François Hollande (frahn- SWAH ‘oh-LAWND’) arrived in the Iraqi capital.

A year ago: President Donald Trump, in a phone call with Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State, pressured Brad Raffensperger to “find” enough votes to undo Joe Biden’s victory in the state, repeatedly citing refuted fraud allegations; In a recording of the conversation, Trump was heard raising the prospect of a “criminal offense” if officials did not change the vote count. Joining Trump’s efforts to overturn the election, eleven Republican and elected senators have said they will vote against some state voters on January 6 unless Congress appoints a commission to verify the results. International inspectors have said Iran plans to enrich uranium up to 20% in an underground nuclear facility; Iran’s program would then be a technical step away from weapons quality levels. Paul Westphal, a Hall of Fame basketball player who won a championship with the Boston Celtics in 1974 and later coached in the league and in college, has died in Arizona at the age of 70.

Today’s Birthdays: Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert turns 80. TV host Jack Hanna is 75 years old. Actress Wendy Phillips is 70 years old. Actress Cynthia Sikes is 68 years old. Actress Gabrielle Carteris is 61 years old. Director Todd Haynes is 61. David, the retired MLB All-Star pitcher. Cone is 59 years old. Baseball Hall of Fame member Edgar Martinez is 59 years old. Actor Tia Carrere is 55 years old. Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. is 54 years old. Model Christy Turlington is 53 years old. Actor Taye Diggs is 51 years old. Actress Renée Elise Goldsberry is 51 years old. Rock singer Doug Robb (Hoobastank) is 47 years old. Actor Dax Shepard is 47 years old. Actor Paz Vega is 46 years old. Ballroom dancer Karina Smirnoff (TV: “Dancing with the Stars”) is 44 years old. Rock musician Jerry DePizzo Jr. (OAR) is 43 years old. R&B singer Kelton Kessee (IMX) is 41 years old. Pop singer-musician Ryan Merchant (Capital Cities) is 41 years old. Actor Kate Bosworth is 39 years old. Actor Anthony Carrigan is 39 years old. Actor Peter Gadiot is 37 years old. The singer-jazz musician Trombone Shorty is 36 years old. Singer-songwriter Mandy Harvey (TV: “America’s Got Talent”) is 34 years old. R&B singer-rapper Bryson Tiller is 29 years old. San Diego Padres sh ortstop Fernando Tatís Jr. is 23 years old.

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Guide # 15: all the movies, series and music to get you excited in 2022 | Culture https://q-ax.com/guide-15-all-the-movies-series-and-music-to-get-you-excited-in-2022-culture/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 12:16:00 +0000 https://q-ax.com/guide-15-all-the-movies-series-and-music-to-get-you-excited-in-2022-culture/

So, you’ve come out of your festive eating coma and are ready to jump in with your head down in 2022. But what can you expect from the world of popular culture over the next 12 months? I have collected a few notable releases from the world of cinema, television and music that fascinate me personally, or at the very least intrigue me. I’ve largely avoided sequels, prequels, and comeback series in favor of new things (although I’ve included some long-awaited returns in the music world).

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This is by no means an exhaustive list. If there’s nothing here that floats your boat, luckily the Guardian’s culture office has a much more comprehensive look at the highlights of 2022 through film, music, TV, stage, l art and more next week. Keep an eye on theguardian.com for more.

Movie

From left to right, Stephanie Hsu, Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan in a scene from “Everything Everywhere All At Once. Photograph: Allyson Riggs / AP

1. Licorice Pizza
Any Paul Thomas Anderson movie is a must see, but a Paul Thomas Anderson movie set in his spiritual and real home, the San Fernando Valley in California, is a must see. His latest tale, an ancient, twisting, coming-of-age tale of the 70s starring Alana Haim and Philip Seymour Hoffman’s son, Cooper, is an utter delight and possibly the funniest movie PTA has made. Beware of the dynamite cameos of Sean Penn, Bradley Cooper and Tom Waits.
United Kingdom – outside January 1st; United States and Australia – now available

2. Everything everywhere at the same time
The great Michelle Yeoh stars in a wacky sci-fi about a middle-aged woman who is embroiled in a multidimensional quest while trying to pay her taxes, just like you do. It’s from the director duo Daniels (AKA Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert), which you may remember from their movie Swiss Army Man, in which another Daniel – Daniel Radcliffe – played a flatulent corpse. Everything Everywhere…, which premiered at the SXSW festival in March, seems to exceed this film in terms of the weirdness, judging by its truly breathtaking trailer.
UK, US, Australia – all to be confirmed

3. The man of the North
Another dizzying trailer, this one for Robert Eggers’ follow-up to his crazy 19th-century horror, The Lighthouse. The Northman delves deeper into the past, as we head to medieval Iceland for an epic viking revenge. The cast is as stacked as it gets, with Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, and Björk climbing aboard the longship. UK and US – outside April 22; Aus – to be confirmed

4. No
Little is known about Jordan Peele’s upcoming film, other than that it stars Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Steven Yeun, and features a thunderstorm cloud trailing buntings. on his poster. Is that enough to get us to put Nope on a list of the most anticipated movies of the year? Considering the terrifying doubling of his previous hits, Get Out and Us, I would say it does.
United States – released July 22; UK and Australia – to be confirmed

5. The Killers of the Flowering Moon
The elegant and extremely long Irishman sounded like a prolonged goodbye from Martin Scorsese, but here it is with another feature, his 26th. Killers of the Flower Moon sees him reunite with two of his regulars – Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro – in an adaptation of David Grann’s relentlessly readable book about the actual murders of wealthy Osage nation residents in the 1920s in Oklahoma.
UK, US, Australia – to be confirmed

Music

Kendrick Lamar performs at Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival in Indio, CA
Kendrick Lamar performs at Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival in Indio, CA Photograph: Valérie Macon / AFP / Getty Images

1. Mitski – Laurier Hell
Four years after the brilliant Be the Cowboy, the Japanese-American singer-songwriter returns with an album which, she says, explores the gray area she occupies, not a “role model” but also “not a bad person “. There has always been an irresistible Gothic tinge in her independent torch songs, and Laurel Hell seems poised to take that element further than ever before: her title refers to dense thickets of laurel bushes that produce beautiful flowers and from which he is impossible to escape. “I liked the idea of ​​being stuck in this explosion of flowers and maybe even dying in one of them,” she says.
Released on February 4

2. 100 Gecs – 10,000 Gecs
Truly revolutionary music or infantile noise causing nosebleeds? Wherever you land on the hyperpop duo 100 Gecs (think Sum 41, Aphex Twin, and a 1998 Ministry of Sound compilation trapped together in a tumble dryer), it’s hard to dispute their originality. Their second album, 10000 Gecs – so named because it is “10 times better” than their first 1000 Gecs – promises a bigger sound, suitable for stadiums, but the same “extremely in line”, a humor embracing the culture. meme and a mix of EDM, pop-punk and experimental noise.
To confirm

3. Rosalía – Motomami
How to improve El Mal Querer, the slice of flamenco-pop futurism of 2018 which demolishes the charts and seduces the critics, which has already lodged in the 500 greatest albums of all time of Rolling Stone? Well, if you’re Spanish superstar Rosalía, the answer seems to be to recruit The Weeknd, Frank Ocean, and the Neptunes and promise your most ‘denominational’ album yet. Nina Simone, Bach, reggaeton and Andrei Tarkovsky have all been cited as influences for what is sure to be one of the biggest releases of the year.
To confirm

4. Kendrick Lamar – To be confirmed
Unlike film and television, with their fixed production schedules and concrete releases, music releases tend to be much more difficult to predict, governed by the whims and circumstances of groups and artists. So we don’t to know that Kendrick Lamar’s long-awaited follow-up to Damn will arrive in 2022 but, given indications that something is on the horizon, we have every reason to be optimistic. With its track record, this is really very exciting news.
Release date to be confirmed

5. My bloody Valentine’s Day – to be confirmed
OK, now I’m getting a little greedy. Kevin Shields’ shoegaze pioneers never exactly stuck to a schedule (their latest album, 2013’s mbv, was released 22 years after their previous one, the revolutionary Loveless). But, rumors started the band signed to Domino last year, and Shields promised the Guardian’s Alexis Petridis that a new album – a double album, in fact – was “imminent.” What exactly imminent means in MBV parlance is unclear, but here’s some hope!
Release date to be confirmed

TV

Photo released by Amazon Studios of a still image from the untitled The Lord of the Rings series.
Photo released by Amazon Studios of a still image from the untitled The Lord of the Rings series. Photography: Amazon Studios / PA

1. Station eleven
A drama about the aftermath of a deadly pandemic, released in the midst of a deadly pandemic, you say? Station Eleven has an awful lot going against it, but – as anyone who has read the Emily St John Mandel novel this series is adapted from – you are unlikely to see a more slyly optimistic portrayal of the post-apocalypse. wherever it is.
UK – January 30, Starzplay; United States – now available, HBO Max; Aus – out now, Stan

2. The after party
Kings of smart, mainstream and big-screen comedy Phil Lord and Chris Miller (the Jump Street movies, The Lego Movie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) enter the streaming world with a series of murders and mysteries for Apple TV +. Fittingly, they brought in a row of comedic talent from a murderer, including Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson, Ilana Glazer, and, moving from rental agencies in North London to Hollywood, Jamie Demetriou.
January 28, Apple TV +

3. House of the Dragon / Lord of the Rings
It is difficult to choose one of these two gigantic fantastic franchises over the other. House of the Dragon is the Targaryen-focused prequel to a little show called Game of Thrones and, judging by its trailer, promises the same mix of ultraviolence and dramatic blonde wigs. We still haven’t seen a second of footage from Amazon’s Tolkien TV adaptation – which is so secretive that the entrance to the Writers’ Room was fitted with a fingerprint scanner – but like House of the Dragon is a prequel, set thousands of years before The Hobbit.
The Lord of the Rings launches September 2, Amazon Prime Video; House of the Dragon to be confirmed, Sky Atlantic / Now / HBO Max

4. The curse
Comic book bringing together the creators of two of the funniest British series of recent years, The Curse pairs Murder in Successville’s Tom Davis with Steve Stamp, Allan Mustafa and Hugo Chegwin of People Just Do Nothing. Unlike those supremely silly series, it at least has a veneer of something akin to social commentary: It takes place during the free market boom of the ’80s, as a group of hapless scammers attempt their own impromptu form. of redistribution of wealth.
United Kingdom – to be confirmed, channel 4; international distribution to be confirmed

5. Inside the man
Not the Spike Lee heist film from the mid-2000s, but rather a new drama from Sherlock creator Steven Moffat. Its premise has some of the narrative sleight of hand of Moffat’s old show, following three very different people – a vicar (David Tennant), an American death row inmate (Stanley Tucci), and a trapped math professor. in a cellar – the paths of which cross unexpectedly. Also showing is Lydia West, who starred as Jill in It’s a Sin.
United Kingdom – to be confirmed, BBC One; rest of the world – to be confirmed, Netflix

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