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The Boy Emperor: An Unfairy Tale

...Once upon a time, a young and popular emperor came to town and proclaimed that the people...they must now buy only from him. The Boy Emperor set up a food stand so everyone could...children would get subsidized food. Boy Emperor assured the people that his food was tastier...

Now Playing Synopsis: With the entire globe still in shock following World War II, U.S. Gen. Douglas MacArthur (Tommy Lee Jones) and his aide Gen. Bonner Fellers (Matthew Fox) arrive in a devastated Japan on a sensitive mission to determine whether beloved Japanese emperor Hirohito should be tried and executed for war crimes in this historical drama from director Peter Webber (Girl With a Pearl Earring, Hannibal Rising). During his investigation, Gen. Fellers experiences an emotional reunion with his long-lost lover Aya (Eriko Hatsune), a former Japanese exchange student who taught him about her nation's culture and customs. When Aya goes missing over the course of his inquiry, he embarks on an arduous quest to find her that not only opens his eyes to the destruction that has befallen the once-proud country, but also helps to inform the monumental decision he must make. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Matthew Fox, Tommy Lee Jones, Eriko Hatsune Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Finding family

...Mohn said. "It's a gigantic puzzle."Both women have traced their trees back to Charlemagne, king of the Franks and emperor of Western Europe. He was born in the late 740s and died in 814."We're related!" Mattson said and the women laughed...
Missing: A foreign policy

...domestic policy issues, most glaringly on the individual mandate in the misnamed Affordable Care Act.Not only does the "emperor" have no clothes, he appears to the world as having no backbone and no guts. It's not just a question of military power...
Cal Thomas: Americans can handle the truth

...the healthy - goes back as far as the year 549 A.D. when, in the midst of an outbreak of bubonic plague, the Byzantine emperor Justinian enacted a law meant to isolate sick people from regions infested with plague. I'm sure leaders back then told...
Style versus substance: What Alaska needs right now is a long-range fiscal plan

In 1837 Hans Christian Andersen penned his classic tale, ?The Emperor?s New Suit.? A story about a politician so consumed about appearance, he attempts to persuade his constituents into believing...
Now Showing: Monsters, Inc.

...stilted and dull. Unfortunately, Disney's efforts aside from Pixar have been less than stellar. Atlantis ? Ho hum. The Emperor's New Groove ? Yikes. It's getting a little scary. Now, after delving into the worlds of bugs and toys, Disney and...
New exhibit reveals splendor of Meiji period art

...thing they could do before they had any industry was make art.'' In 1867, the ruling Emperor Komei died and the last shogun resigned. The new Meiji emperor, Mutsuhito, made sweeping reforms to modernize the country. He patronized the nation's...
Refuge notebook: Dads in the wildlife world

...lot of young at one time, or are polygamous.But there are plenty of exceptions among feathered and furred dads. The male emperor penguin may take the cake, as portrayed in the movie "Happy Feet," incubating a single egg by keeping it on top of his...
Orchestra cultivates appreciation of classical music

...organizers planned to end on a lighter tone. Performing last, the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra will play lighter songs, such as "Emperor Waltz No. 1" by Johann Strauss, a light happy tune, and "Blue Tango" by Leroy Anderson, which Vollum-Matturro described...
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