Friday, September 30, 2016

Chinese Film Series at Maridon Museum, October and November.

The Maridon Museum announced today the five movies it will present as part of a Chinese Film Series this fall: Mountains May Depart (山河故人), Zhang Yimou's To Live (活着), If You Are The One (非诚勿扰), The Road Home (我的父亲母亲), and an unrelated Indian movie.


Thursday, September 29, 2016

Rurouni Kenshin 3: The Legend Ends (るろうに剣心 伝説の最期編) in Pittsburgh, October 4 and 5.



The 2014 Japanese movie Rurouni Kenshin 3: The Legend Ends (るろうに剣心 伝説の最期編) will play at Southside Works Cinema on October 4 and 5.

Dr. Greg Kulacki and "The Risk of Nuclear War between US & China" at Chatham University, October 4.



Chatham University will host Dr. Gregory Kulacki and his talk "The Risk of Nuclear War between US & China" on October 4. The event begins at 7:00 pm in Sanger Hall (map) and is free and open to the public.

Dr. Erika Lee at Pitt, October 8.



The University of Pittsburgh's Asian Student Alliance will host Dr. Erika Lee on October 8.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Wind Rises (風立ちぬ), 5 Centimeters Per Second (秒速5センチメートル) at Pitt Japanese Film Night, October 7.



The University of Pittsburgh's Japanese Culture Association will show two movies as part of its October 7 Japanese Film Night: the 2013 Hayao Miyazaki animated movie The Wind Rises (風立ちぬ) and the 2007 Makoto Shinkai animated film 5 Centimeters Per Second (秒速5センチメートル).

Chinese movie Soulmate (七月与安生) in Pittsburgh, from September 28.



The 2016 Chinese movie Soulmate (七月与安生) will play at the Waterfront AMC Loews Theater from September 28. A Fort Worth Star-Telegraph review calls it a fascinating look at contemporary China:
"Soulmate" is a gorgeously shot, tear-stained love letter to female friendship that also provides a fascinating look into contemporary, urban China.

Ansheng (Zhou Dongyu, "Under the Hawthorn Tree") and Lin Qiyue aka July (Ma Sichun) have been friends since childhood but they find the currents of life pushing them in different directions. Ansheng is a rootless free spirit while July is a studious careerist. Their relationship becomes complicated by the presence of Su Jia-ming (Toby Lee), a man emotionally torn between the two of them.

It all culminates in a rather surprising ending while along the way director Derek Tsang offers glimpses of the back streets of Shanghai and Beijing, away from the gleaming skyscrapers and sprawling factories that are often the image of China these days.
Two other new Chinese films, the stop-motion CGI film L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties (爵迹) and the romance I Belonged To You (从你的全世界路过), will play at the Waterfront from September 30. Tickets and showtime information for all movies is available on the theater's website. The theater is located at 300 West Waterfront Dr. in the Waterfront shopping complex in Homestead (map), across the Monongahela River from Greenfield, Squirrel Hill, and the rest of Pittsburgh.

2016 Korean zombie movie Train to Busan (부산행) in Pittsburgh, September 30 to October 6.



The 2016 Korean hit zombie movie Train to Busan (부산행) will play at the Parkway Theater in McKees Rocks from September 30 to October 6. A July 21 New York Times review summarizes:
The setup is lean and clean. A flattened deer, mowed down in a quarantine zone in Seoul where some kind of chemical spill has occurred (echoes of Bong Joon-ho’s 2007 enviro-horror film, “The Host”), springs back to life. Then, in just a few swiftly efficient scenes, we meet a harried hedge-fund manager and his small, sad daughter (Gong Yoo and an amazing Kim Su-ahn), see them settled on the titular locomotive and watch in dismay as a vividly unwell last-minute passenger lurches onboard. And we’re off!

Sprinting right out of the gate, the director, Yeon Sang-ho, dives gleefully into a sandbox of spilled brains and smug entitlement. (“In the old days, they’d be re-educated,” one biddy remarks upon spying an undesirable fellow traveler.) As zombies chomp and multiply, an assortment of regular folks face them down while furthering an extended critique of corporate callousness. The politics are sweet, but it’s the creatures that divert. Eyes like Ping-Pong balls and spines like rubber — I’d wager more than a few chiropractors were required on the set — they attack in seizures of spastic energy. They’re like break-dancing corpses.
Showtimes aren't posted on the theater's website, but they do appear on a Facebook post:
9/30 - 9:45pm
10/1 - 4:00pm
10/2 - 3:00pm & 5:00pm
10/3 - 7:15pm
10/4 - 7:15pm
10/6 - 7:15pm
The theater is located at 644 Broadway Ave. in McKees Rocks (map), a few miles west of the North Side.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language Workshop, September 30 at Pitt.



The University of Pittsburgh's School of Education will present the first Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language Workshop of the Fall 2016 term on September 30. The topic is Public High School Chinese Teaching, presented by Wei-Chen Chou, a Chinese tutor and a 2015 graduate of Pitt's M.Ed. in Foreign Language Education program.

The September 30 talk will be held in 5130 Posvar Hall (map). Presentations are held primarily in Mandarin Chinese, and are free and open to the public.

"The Labor Market Effect of Health Improvement: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Rural China", October 3 at Pitt.

The University of Pittsburgh's Department of Economics will host Ph.D. candidate Lulu Liu and her seminar "The Labor Market Effect of Health Improvement: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Rural China" on October 3.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Asian clothing boutique Ehua Fashion now in Squirrel Hill.



Over the past year an Asian hair salon, an Asian KTV/karaoke/noraebang, and an Asian express mail shop have opened in Squirrel Hill, so an Asian clothing boutique sounds about right. Located at 5865 Forbes Ave. (map) in what was most recently a real estate office, Ehua Fashion opened two weeks ago and offers "Fresh, airy, on-trend styles." The Chinese owner says while only about 20% of the clothes are from Korea---with the others predominantly Chinese---the styles in general are Korean. The snapshots on its Instagram give an idea of its offerings, though they are generic images from Asian fashion sites.

Two-day workshop, "The Everyday Politics of Digital Life in China", October 7 and 8 at Pitt.



The University of Pittsburgh will host a two-day workshop, "The Everyday Politics of Digital Life in China", on October 7 and 8.
Digital media, and the Internet in particular, have fundamentally and irreversibly changed daily life in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). However, current approaches to the politics of digital culture, which are often firmly based on examples from the West, largely fail to comprehensively address the multifaceted situations in digital-age China, whose unique and contradictory position between post-Socialism and neoliberal Globalism has remarkably complicated the contested relations between control and freedom, between the technological and the socio-political. To engage with these problems, this workshop brings together scholars from a wide variety of disciplines, including political science, law, film studies, communications, anthropology, and sociology, to broaden the theoretical and methodological scopes that may adequately address existing and emergent political questions regarding China’s burgeoning digital culture. The workshop examines how relatively ordinary occurrences, the everyday censorship of political or non-political content, the decision to circumvent the great firewall, posting a legal question online, or reading pollution-monitoring microblogs, creates China’s digital political culture in diverse and distributive manners. Engaging with both the macro-social and the microindividual, the papers in this workshop draw on a variety of methods including big data, interviews, surveys, archival research, close readings, and critical theory to interrogate digital political life in China, which is simultaneously rich and restricted, diverse and particular, connected and isolated.
Presenters hail from nine different universities, including the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, and the Friday and Saturday events will be held in the University Club at 123 University Pl. in Oakland (map).

Sunday, September 25, 2016

New Chinese movies L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties (爵迹), I Belonged To You (从你的全世界路过) in Pittsburgh from September 30.



Two 2016 Chinese movies will play at the AMC Loews Waterfront theater from September 30: the stop-motion CGI film L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties (爵迹) and the romance I Belonged To You (从你的全世界路过).

Friday, September 23, 2016

2016 Mid-Autumn Festival at Pitt, September 24.



The University of Pittsburgh's Chinese Student Association and Vietnamese Student Association will host the 2016 Mid-Autumn Festival on September 24. The free event runs from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room (map), and includes food and performances.

Supercodex (live set) by Ryoji Ikeda, September 23.



Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda will perform his Supercodex at the Wood Street Galleries (map) tonight at 10:30 pm, part of this month's Gallery Crawl and the introduction to the three-month Ikeda DATA.MATRIX exhibition. More information at the Facebook event page. Ikeda's DATA.TRON was at the Wood Street Galleries in 2013. Wood Street Galleries is located at 601 Wood St. (map).

Thursday, September 22, 2016

New Chinese movie I Belonged To You (从你的全世界路过) in Pittsburgh, from September 30.



The 2016 Chinese romance film I Belonged To You (从你的全世界路过) will play at the AMC Loews Waterfront theater from September 30. One theater provides a synopsis:
I Belonged To You is a romance omnibus of mini love stories adapted from Zhang Jiajia's best-selling internet "bedtime stories" novel of the same name. Chen Mo (Deng Chao), is known as the cheapest person in the whole city. Every day he will battle against DJ Xiao Rong (Du Juan). No one knows where their hate comes from. Chen Mo’s two little brothers, whether it is the silliest Zhu Tou (Yue Yun Peng) or the city’s most innocent Mo Shi Ba (Yang Yang), the three people all go on rampages daily, thinking that they can all live freely, but the result is that they all hit the greatest turning point of their lives. Chen Mo meets the mysterious Yao Yi (Zhang Tian Ai), Zhu Tou creates the worst wedding of all time, Mo Shi Ba experiences the saddest parting. These people’s lives reveal things little by little. Dreams, love, friendship all go far away. They have already lost their own paths, until they hear a voice from around the world.
Tickets and showtime information is available on the theater's website. Also opening in Pittsburgh, at AMC Loews Waterfront, on the 30th is the 2016 Chinese computer-animated motion capture movie L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties (爵迹). The theater is located at 300 West Waterfront Dr. in the Waterfront shopping complex in Homestead (map), across the Monongahela River from Greenfield, Squirrel Hill, and the rest of Pittsburgh.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

NAAAP PGH Asian American Women in Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Leah Lizarondo, September 26.



The Pittsburgh chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals will host Leah Lizarondo on September 26 for the next in the Asian American Women in Entrepreneurship Speaker Series. From the Facebook event page:
Leah Lizarondo will be joining us as our next speaker in our series. Leah has been a rock star in the Pittsburgh startup scene. Here is some more info on her:
Leah Lizarondo is Co-Founder and CEO of 412 Food Rescue. 412 Food Rescue works to eliminate hunger and promote a healthy environment by rescuing viable food about to go to waste and redirecting to nonprofits that serve those who are food insecure. 412 Food Rescue is an innovative approach to food recovery with rapid response reverse logistics model that utilizes technology to aggregate and automatically match food donors and beneficiaries. The organization works with a network of dedicated volunteers and deploys a scalable technology and replicable model designed to eliminate food waste at the retail level.

Leah received her Masters Degree in Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University graduating with Highest Distinction and is an advocate for healthy food accessibility, food safety policy and sustainability. She has also trained at the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City and received her Certification in Plant-based Nutrition from Cornell University. She began her career as a product manager in Southeast Asia, working in consumer packaged goods and technology before moving on to her passion in food and health advocacy. She has a track record of leadership in nonprofits in New York and Pittsburgh. She is interested in social innovation and technology and mines her experience launching startups as she works to establish 412 Food Rescue.

Leah is an active advocate for food, health and innovation in Pittsburgh. She is also the founder of The Brazen Kitchen, an award-winning blog and Pittsburgh Magazine weekly column. Leah is currently Editor-at-Large for NEXTpittsburgh, covering social innovation. Leah’s work has been featured in print and online publications including MSN’s Re:Discover Series, NPR, Oprah.com, GOOD Magazine online, and local media. The Brazen Kitchen won the 2013 National City & Regional Magazine Awards. Leah has delivered numerous talks in the field of food policy and innovation. In April 2014, she gave the TEDx Talk “Why the Farm Is Not Getting to the Table.” The video can be accessed on tedx.ted.com.
The event will be held at the Allegheny HYP Club downtown (map) from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, and is free and open to the public.

ACA Compliance Group hiring part-time Mandarin Chinese Language Email - Social Media - Document Analyst.

The Mt. Lebanon office of ACA Compliance Group is hiring an Email - Social Media - Document Analyst proficient in written and spoken Mandarin Chinese.
ACA Compliance Group, the leading regulatory compliance consulting firm in the U.S., has established an office in Pittsburgh dedicated to our electronic communication surveillance service line. Email Data Analysts search email archives for potentially problematic messages, identify regulatory risks, and draft reports outlining findings. The Email Data Analyst position offers flexible hours (a minimum of 16 per work week) and a pleasant working environment. Email Data Analysts receive extensive training regarding securities regulation and must be strong writers with the ability to quickly learn financial and legal concepts.
Compensation starts at $20 per hour. More details available via the Indeed.com posting.

"Storytime: Chinese and English" at Carnegie Library in Squirrel Hill, September 28.

The Carnegie Library in Squirrel Hill will host the next "Storytime: Chinese and English" on Wednesday, September 28 from 6:00 to 6:30 pm.
Celebrate our city’s diverse culture as we explore new words through songs, action rhymes and stories in both English and Chinese. For children birth-5 years and their caregivers..
The library is located at 5801 Forbes Ave. (map) and is accessible by buses 61A, 61B, 61C, 61D, 64, and 74.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

Kung Fu Series at Row House Cinema, September 23 - 29.



Four movies will play at the Row House Cinema's Kung Fu Series from September 23 to 28: the 1978 Jackie Chan movie Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (蛇形刁手), the 1972 Bruce Lee movie Way of the Dragon (猛龍過江), 1967's Dragon Inn (龍門客棧), and 1971's A Touch of Zen (俠女).

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Taiwanese movie 52Hz, I love you at Carnegie Mellon University, November 5.



The Taiwanese movie 52Hz, I love you, directed by Wei Te-sheng, will play at Carnegie Mellon University on November 5, and will be followed by a discussion with the film's cast. The movie's official website provides a bit of background:
“52Hz” is a very unusual frequency that sings by the loneliest whale in the world which was detected in the Pacific Ocean. The mysterious pitch is like no other; the song sounds like crying out for companionship that never comes. However, the
Taiwan film “52Hz, I love you” features that even though in the hustle and bustle of Taipei, city life should not be millions of lonely people living without love.
The event's page provides additional information:
"52Hz, I love you" is the newest Taiwan film directed by Wei Te-Sheng, ranked as one of the most popular Mandarin-speaking directors in 2014. The City of Pittsburgh is working with another 50 cities in the U.S. and Canada on 60 screens and taking the privilege to screen it in November 5, 2016, as well as inviting Taiwanese cast to join the after-screening discussion. On the way home from the screen, you might find yourself humming those bittersweet songs just like those characters do with happiness.
The screening is part of what is being billed as I See Taiwan Film Festival ("看見台灣"電影展), is preceded by a presentation and discussion of Taiwanese opera, and is followed by a discussion with the film's cast. The day's events begin at 2:00 pm in Auditorium Baker Hall A51 (map), and the movie starts at 3:00. All are free and open to the public.

Ryoji Ikeda's DATA.MATRIX at Wood Street Galleries, September 23 - December 31; live set on Friday.


via artist's official site.

An audiovisual installation by Japanese sound artist Ryoji Ikeda will be on display at the Wood Street Galleries downtown from September 23 through December 31. His official site explains DATA.MATRIX:
matrix is a series of sound installations employing pure sine waves and white noises as a sculptural material. The installations are designed in response to specific gallery spaces or public sites selected by Ikeda. Sine wave are one of the purest forms of sound, white noise contains the full frequency spectrum randomly. As visitors pass through the sound field, subtle oscillation patterns occur around their ears, caused by their own movements interfering with the sounds. It is a very personal experience, and only through the visitors' physical engagement in the sound space can the real character of the work be perceived.
Ikeda will play a live set on September 23 at 10:00 pm at Pierce Studio in the Cultural District (map).

Ikeda's DATA.TRON was at the Wood Street Galleries in 2013. Wood Street Galleries is located at 601 Wood St. (map).

Friday, September 16, 2016

"Understanding the Background & Academic Preparation of Students from Chinese Cultures" at Pitt, September 23.

Meiyi Song, of the University of Pittsburgh's University Center for Teaching and Learning, will present a talk on "Understanding the Background & Academic Preparation of Students from Chinese Cultures" on September 23, as part of a series to highlight diversity and inclusion at the university. The talk runs from 3:00 to 5:00 pm in 223 David Lawrence Hall (map) and is free and open to the public (registration required).

Thursday, September 15, 2016

2016 Chinese computer-animated motion capture movie L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties (爵迹) in Pittsburgh, from September 30.



The 2016 Chinese computer-animated motion capture movie L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties (爵迹) will play at the AMC Loews Waterfront theater from September 30. The distributor provides a brief plot summary of the movie starring Fan Bingbing and Kris Wu:
A long time ago, a determined King Zhou, supported by his concubine Daji, sets his mind on conquering the Middle Kingdom. After years of slaughter, the unyielding Adept tribes have been eliminated in succession. Jiang and General Ji from Qishan are King Zhou's longstanding opponents.
The movie premieres in China and the US on the 30th, and will play here in Mandarin with English subtitles. Tickets and showtime information is not yet available via the theater's website. The theater is located at 300 West Waterfront Dr. in the Waterfront shopping complex in Homestead (map), across the Monongahela River from Greenfield, Squirrel Hill, and the rest of Pittsburgh.

Kizumonogatari Part 2: Nekketsu (傷物語II 熱血篇) at Hollywood Theater, from October 22.



The Hollywood Theater in Dormont announced on Monday that it will have three screenings of the 2016 Japanese animated movie Kizumonogatari Part 2: Nekketsu (傷物語II 熱血篇) on October 22, 23, and 25.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

2016 Korean zombie movie Train to Busan (부산행) in Pittsburgh, September 30 to October 6.



The 2016 Korean hit zombie movie Train to Busan (부산행) will play at the Parkway Theater in McKees Rocks from September 30 to October 6. A July 21 New York Times review summarizes:
The setup is lean and clean. A flattened deer, mowed down in a quarantine zone in Seoul where some kind of chemical spill has occurred (echoes of Bong Joon-ho’s 2007 enviro-horror film, “The Host”), springs back to life. Then, in just a few swiftly efficient scenes, we meet a harried hedge-fund manager and his small, sad daughter (Gong Yoo and an amazing Kim Su-ahn), see them settled on the titular locomotive and watch in dismay as a vividly unwell last-minute passenger lurches onboard. And we’re off!

Sprinting right out of the gate, the director, Yeon Sang-ho, dives gleefully into a sandbox of spilled brains and smug entitlement. (“In the old days, they’d be re-educated,” one biddy remarks upon spying an undesirable fellow traveler.) As zombies chomp and multiply, an assortment of regular folks face them down while furthering an extended critique of corporate callousness. The politics are sweet, but it’s the creatures that divert. Eyes like Ping-Pong balls and spines like rubber — I’d wager more than a few chiropractors were required on the set — they attack in seizures of spastic energy. They’re like break-dancing corpses.
The theater is located at 644 Broadway Ave. in McKees Rocks (map), a few miles west of the North Side.

Japanese garage rock band Guitar Wolf (ギターウルフ) at Hard Rock Cafe tonight, September 14.



Japanese garage rock band Guitar Wolf (ギターウルフ) will play at Hard Rock Cafe tonight, September 14. Doors open at 7:30 pm.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Korean movie A Girl At My Door (도희야) in Pittsburgh, September 18 and 20.



The 2014 Korean movie A Girl At My Door (도희야) will play in Pittsburgh on September 18 and 20 as part of this year's Silk Screen Film Festival. The Vancouver Queer Film Festival provides a summary of the film, starring Doona Bae (배두나) and a 14-year-old Sae-ron Kim (김새론):
A brilliant, gritty and complex psychodrama that received a three-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival, this powerful film by writer-director July Jung presents a stunning reflection on immigration, rural life, addiction and abuse—and the heartbreak of finding no safe refuge in family or law. Young-Nam, an outsider with an unspoken scandal, is sent from Seoul to a small village to take over as police chief, and is soon drawn into the personal dramas of the locals. When her ex-lover arrives, Young-Nam’s defense of a girl in the town becomes suspect. Doona Bae (Cloud Atlas, Jupiter Ascending, Sense8), revered as one of the best actors of our time and a “performer who can convey everything that needs to be said,” is luminous in her portrayal of a woman stubbornly seeking justice, even as she drinks a little too much shoju on the side. Kim Sae-ron is also exceptional as Dohee, capably maneuvering extremely satisfying plot twists while embodying the brutality she’s lived through at the hands of her father. A beautifully done, sometimes disturbing, and ultimately exquisite film, July Jung’s A Girl at My Door captures the fantasies and hopes of two people finding hard-won redemption.
The movie plays at 8:00 pm on the 18th and 20th, both nights at the McConomy Auditorium in the Jared L. Cohon Center on the Carnegie Mellon University campus (map). Tickets are available on the Silk Screen Film Festival website.

Japanese movie Twisted Justice (日本で一番悪い奴ら) in Pittsburgh, September 18 and 24.



The 2016 Japanese movie Twisted Justice (日本で一番悪い奴ら) will play in Pittsburgh on September 18 and 24 as part of this year's Silk Screen Film Festival.

No, Everyday Noodles is not hipster food.



The most recent listicle from Made in PGH is on "the most hipster foods" in Pittsburgh, and includes "Noodle Joints" like Everyday Noodles and Pusadee's Garden.
Pittsburgh’s young and hip are practically tangled in a nest of noodle shops. Do you want spicy noodles, noodles with meat, vegan noodles, rice noodles or noodles with an array of unpronounceable roots and spices? You’re in luck because just about every neighborhood boasts a noodle shop or three.
Oh for f**ks sake.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Bubblepop! for Babes & Babies, September 17.



The next Bubblepop event is scheduled for September 17 at Brillobox in Lawrenceville. Bubblepop, explains its Facebook page,
is a dance party for K-Pop, J-Pop, Mando-pop and everything else fun and cute.
A $5 donation to The Midwife Center for Birth and Women's Health is suggested. The 21-and-over event starts at 10:00 pm, and the venue is at 4104 Penn Ave. (map).

Friday, September 9, 2016

2015 Hong Kong film Ten Years (十年) at Regent Square Theater, September 17 and 19.



The 2015 Hong Kong film Ten Years (十年) will play at the Regent Square Theater on September 17 and 19 as part of this year's Silk Screen Film Festival.

New signage up at Noodle Uchi in Oakland.



New signage up at Noodle Uchi, at 415 S. Craig St. in Oakland (map), in what was formerly Maximum Flavor Pizza Shop. The restaurant is owned by Ting Yen, the owner of Oakland's Sushi Fuku and Fuku Tea. "ready to create your own ramen noodle bowl" has replaced "Create Your Own Noodle Bowls". Work is being done by Peter Margittai Architects, who designed the space for Noodle Uchi's neighbor, the second Sushi Fuku location.


Interior design by Peter Margittai Architechts, via Noodle Uchi Facebook page.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Rurouni Kenshin 2: Kyoto Inferno (るろうに剣心 京都大火編 ) in Pittsburgh, September 13 and 14; Rurouni Kenshin 3: The Legend Ends ( るろうに剣心 伝説の最期編), October 4 and 5.



The 2014 Japanese movie Rurouni Kenshin 2: Kyoto Inferno (るろうに剣心 京都大火編 ) will play at Southside Works Cinema on September 13 and 14. The distributor has a synopsis of the second installment of the trilogy:
Spectacular fight scenes and swordplay capture the true spirit of the classic franchise in this thrilling live-action adaptation.Former assassin Kenshin Himura and his friends are called back into action when a ghost from the past era rises to wreak havoc across Japan. Makoto Shishio, another ex-assassin, was betrayed, burned, and left for dead at the end of the war. Badly scarred—but very much alive—Shishio has put together an army and aims to overthrow the new government—burning anything and killing anyone who stands in his way. After witnessing his brutality firsthand, Kenshin agrees to intervene and help keep the peace. Will the wanderer with a blade bathed in blood be able to withstand the fury of the swordsman forged by fire?
The trilogy has a limited release in the US this fall, with Rurouni Kenshin 3: The Legend Ends (るろうに剣心 伝説の最期編) playing on October 4 and 5 at Southside Works Cinema. Tickets are currently available online via the theater's website.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Shin Godzilla (シン・ゴジラ) at Pittsburgh Mills, October 11 to 18.



The 2016 Japanese blockbuster Shin Godzilla (シン・ゴジラ) will have a limited theatrical release in the US from October 11 to October 18, with Pittsburgh Mills being one of the 440 theaters showing it. Ticket information, as well as a full list of theaters, will be available via Funmation Films on September 9.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Cafe 33 Taiwanese Bistro to open September 6.



Cafe 33 Taiwanese Bistro will have its grand opening in Squirrel Hill on Tuesday, September 6. Located at 1711 Shady Ave. (map) in what was most recently a laundromat, the restaurant is run by the former head chef of Rose Tea Cafe, another Taiwanese restaurant around the corner.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Japanese-English Reading Circle continues in Shadyside, from September 3.



The Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania's Japanese-English Reading Circle groups will continue in at Kenmawr Apartments in Shadyside on Saturdays from September 3.