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The CEO Of The Pokémon Company Never Thought That Pikachu Would Be So Popular

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Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of the Pokemon Company, waves as he arrives to demonstrate on the Pokemon Art Academy for Nintendo 3DS at the Nintendo booth at the Electronic Entertainment Expo on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) In an interesting interview with Tsunekazu Ishihara, the CEO of The Pokémon Company, he talks about ...

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World’s Biggest St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

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Regardless of your actual heritage, everyone’s a little bit Irish during the month of March. That might help explain why elaborate St. Patrick’s Day celebrations can be found across the globe every year. Outside of Ireland, some of the biggest March 17 events are held in the U.S., but all of these cities host parades, festivals, and plenty of Irish dancing. ...

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The Glasgow School of Art Fire, a Year On

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By David McKenzie The Glasgow School of Art largely survived a major scare last May, when its iconic Charles Rennie Mackintosh building suffered a fire, started by the ignition of a foam spray can which was part of a student’s final project just days before the students’ annual final-year degree show. A lot of people held their breath as the ...

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Prada mixes fashion, art and Wes Anderson bar in Milan

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(Reuters) – Prada — the Devil’s favorite fashion brand, as the film and book would have it — is launching a giant multi-disciplinary arts complex on the edge of Milan that it hopes will attract tens of thousands of visitors a year. The Italian fashion house opens a 19,000-square-meter (205,000-square-foot) headquarters for its art foundation on May 9 in a ...

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Five of the Best Day-trip Drives from Monaco

The sparkling principality of Monaco is beautiful, but it’s the unmatched natural and cultural beauty surrounding it that make this jewel of the French Riviera utterly unique, and the best way to explore it is at your own speed, with the freedom of a luxury car rental. Sun on your face, wind in your hair, hands on the wheel of ...

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Are International Museum Franchises Really A Good Idea?

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By Matthew Westphal YES: Lee Rosenbaum The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation’s post-Bilbao misadventures in trying to plant its flag on foreign soil demonstrate why such forays are almost always doomed to failure: there’s a disconnect between what each side hopes to get from these international alliances. What’s more, there can be critical differences about how such plans should be executed. The still active but as yet unrealised ...

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Is “Gone With the Wind” America’s Strangest Film?

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By Matthew Westphal It’s the country’s best-loved film, but after 75 years, has Gone with the Wind stood the test of time? Nicholas Barber watches it again and is perplexed. Gone with the Wind is America’s favourite film. It premiered exactly 75 years ago, but in a Harris poll conducted in 2008, as well as an ABC News survey conducted ...

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Art Monaco | Exclusive Art Fair 2015 | For Immediate Release

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opus eventi news letter Where art meets GLAMOUR…! Specializing in producing and managing events from every angle of both entertainment and artistic industries, Opus Eventi caters its esteemed services to English, Hispanic and French markets from every corner of the globe. It focuses on the production, management and coordination of large-scale events in the world of visual and performing arts. ...

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Museum Shows Its Most 'Liked' Paintings In Crowd-Curated Exhibition #SocialMedium

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By Priscilla Frank In most exhibitions, especially in mainstream museums, the curator is an elusive and scholarly figure, applying his or her knowledge and ever refined tastes to meticulously craft a show that will engage and enlighten. #SocialMedium does things a bit differently. For this hyper-contemporary exhibition, the Frye Art Museum in Seattle invited an unusual guest curator to organize ...

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