One of Japan's best-known contemporary artists is locked in a fight with a public museum over claims it has threatened to pull the plug on works critical of the conservative government. Makoto Aida said the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo told him to yank the pieces from an exhibit that started last week because they were "not suitable" for kids, but the museum countered that it just asked him to "modify" his creations. One piece, a video installation, appears to mock nationalist premier Shinzo Abe, whose popularity has dived as parliament debates controversial legislation aimed at expanding the scope of Japan's military, which is currently limited to a narrowly defensive role.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons received a rousing reception Tuesday in its first-ever showing in the heart of Mormonlandia, kicking off a sold-out, two-week run at a Salt Lake City theater.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — For weeks, billboards on buses and television spots have been announcing what promises to be Colombia's next big prime-time sensation.