UPDATE 1-Coronavirus turns Japan business mood negative for 1st time in 7 years

The tankan’s sentiment indexes are derived by subtracting the number of respondents who say conditions are poor from those who say they are good. A negative reading means pessimists outnumber optimists. (Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Sam Holmes and Jane Wardell)

Japan’s business mood hits seven-year low as virus revives deflation specter

“We’re now laying out a bold stimulus package. This will of course involve (issuing) government bonds,” Abe told parliament on Wednesday. “We’ll take necessary, sufficient economic policies to ensure Japan does not revert to deflation.”

Seis Manos, VIZ Media’s Original Anime, Reveals Gorgeous Opening

What do you think of the opening of the upcoming martial arts “power house” that is Seis Manos? What has you most excited for the series dropping this fall? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the martial […]

Seis Manos, Viz Media’s Original Anime, Announces Netflix Premiere Date

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‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ star Robert Englund on why it’s unlikely he’ll play Freddy Krueger again

But the thing that got me involved was that many of these stories can be proven by science. We are smarter now than we were. Most of our stuff is 19th century and a little bit of the early 20th century. And yet all of these stories were reported in newspapers. Even 100 years ago, […]

Artie Shaw

Success did not raise Shaw’s spirits. He recalled being as miserable “as a fellow could be, this side of suicide”. In December 1939, he walked off the bandstand at the Hotel Pennsylvania’s Cafe Rouge in New York and moved to Acapulco, Mexico, where he heard a tune called Frenesi. Acapulco allowed him anonymity for only […]

Marriage à la mode

This graceful and impeccably researched book is consciously modelled on Parallel Lives, Phyllis Rose’s study of five Victorian marriages. Roiphe survives the comparison well. I do regret her exclusion of a few striking literary couples: the curious unions of Aldous and Maria Huxley, of John Maynard Keynes and Lydia Lopokova, and DH Lawrence and Frieda […]

Who are you calling mad?

One of the most striking cases is that of Celia Brandon, a ‘small, stout woman with brown hair and clear, rather yellow skin’ admitted for observation to the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in 1915. Brandon showed an extraordinary understanding of her own condition and of her sexuality; she was one of the first British patients whose […]

What can Kinsey tell us about sex today?

The Freudian view, which dominated medical as well as psychoanalytic thinking in the 50s, was that there were two kinds of female orgasm. The clitoral orgasm was little more than a regression to sensations experienced by those women who had masturbated as children. “Mature women” were supposed to have “grown-up” vaginal orgasms as a result […]