“Kill the Foreigners!” was the motto of China’s red-sashed Boxers, as they were dismissively known in the west. Members of the Righteous Fists of Harmony opposed imperialism and Christianity and took up arms to drive out their representatives. An eight-nation alliance that included the U.S., Germany and Japan invaded China and, after a quick victory, divided up Beijing.
Next week on May 29 the Pritzker Prize will be awarded to Toyo Ito, of Tokyo, who will receive his bronze medal and $100,000 in a formal ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.
Henrik Ibsen’s “The Master Builder,” now at Brooklyn Academy of Music starring John Turturro, wraps fanciful questions about creativity and the artistic impulse around Halvard Solness, the brilliant delusional lout who has turned personal tragedy into professional triumph.
“Star Trek Into Darkness,” the second installment in director J.J. Abrams’s reboot of the science-fiction series, is forecast to take in $112 million in its debut, boosted by an early start in theaters this weekend.
Tom Chadwick, the aimless, hard-luck bloke at the heart of director Christopher Guest’s endearing faux-documentary HBO comedy “Family Tree,” will grasp at any straw linking him to his brave, fearless ancestors.