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  • Sony to sell PC division, spin off TV business, lay off thousands

    Sony to sell PC division, spin off TV business, lay off thousands
    Sony Corp., a struggling electronics maker trying to regain its once stalwart status, is undertaking a major restructuring that includes the sale of its PC division, a spinoff of its TV business and layoffs of thousands of employees. The Japanese tech...
  • Gilded Age goes Goth-luxe with Edgar Allan Poe-inspired menswear

    Gilded Age goes Goth-luxe with Edgar Allan Poe-inspired menswear
    NEW YORK -- Stefan Miljanic, Gilded Age's principal designer and creative director, presented his fall and winter 2014 menswear collection here Wednesday at the 124 Front St. space that was set to open Friday as the brand's first standalone boutique....
  • Sony to exit PCs, spin off TV business, eliminate 5,000 positions

    Sony to exit PCs, spin off TV business, eliminate 5,000 positions
    Sony Corp. is exiting the PC market, announcing Thursday that it was selling its Vaio personal computer division. The Japanese company said the move came after a "comprehensive analysis of factors, including the drastic changes in the global PC...
  • Haruki Murakami short story infuriates Japanese town leaders

    Haruki Murakami short story infuriates Japanese town leaders
    Be careful what you write -- even in fiction. Town leaders in Nakatonbetsu, Japan, are up in arms about a short story by Haruki Murakami. They say the story "Drive my car -- men without women" insults their town. And, they told the AFP, they plan to...
  • Sony to sell PC business, split TV unit after 10 years of losses

    Sony to sell PC business, split TV unit after 10 years of losses
    Sony Corp. unexpectedly forecast a $1.1 billion annual loss and will cut 5,000 more jobs as Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai widens his restructuring plan in the face of shrinking demand for TVs and computers. The net loss will total 110 billion...
  • History channel will look at 'World Wars' with six-part series

    History channel will look at 'World Wars' with six-part series
    History's next big miniseries will be titled "World Wars," and as the name suggests, it'll be looking at the 30-year span of time that saw World War I and World War II. History announced the project Wednesday and revealed that the six-part series will...
  • Michael Bastian looks to Japanese culture for menswear inspiration

    Michael Bastian looks to Japanese culture for menswear inspiration
    NEW YORK --  Michael Bastian presented his fall and winter 2014 menswear collection at the Ruben Museum of Art here on Tuesday afternoon, a jewel-toned, Japanese-inspired range of pieces that was the perfect mix of upscale and whimsical. The...
  • Passings: John Cacavas, Joan Mondale

    John Cacavas Composer's career was helped by Telly Savalas John Cacavas, 83, a composer, arranger and conductor who parlayed his friendship with actor Telly Savalas into a prolific career scoring music for film and television, including a theme to...
  • Japan-China tension has U.S. walking a fine line

    Japan-China tension has U.S. walking a fine line
    HARBIN, China — Visitors to the newest museum in this frigid northeastern Chinese city enter through a quaint facade affixed to the modern shell of the main train station. No bigger than a 7-Eleven, the museum could easily be mistaken for a...
  • Glove law has many chefs steamed

    Glove law has many chefs steamed
    For decades, Toshiaki Toyoshima has followed the same ritual each morning at his downtown restaurant: He ties on his indigo happi — a short-sleeved Japanese chef's jacket — and dons a white cap before he begins cutting fish for nearly 500...
  • Shusaku Endo's 'Silence' to be filmed by Scorsese, star Liam Neeson

    Shusaku Endo's 'Silence' to be filmed by Scorsese, star Liam Neeson
    The acclaimed novel "Silence" by Shusaku Endo is headed to the big screen. Martin Scorsese is planning to direct, and Liam Neeson has signed on to star, Deadline reports. Published in 1966 in Japan, "Silence" won the Tanizaki Prize, one of the country's...