Metropolis Issue 946

May 11, 2012
Q & A

Baby masseur

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Upfront

And the sun will be blotted out the sky...

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Mediabox

Lettering us have it

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Horoscope

You are probably aware you’re in the midst of hitting the jackpot. In fact, you’re hitting more than one in the fast lane of love. However, if your foundation needs stabilizing, you’ll need to make sure you’re covered. No one can tell you what choices to make. That’s half the fun of being alive. Venus ...

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Horoscope

An endless stream of dreams finds you this week. They’re knocking on your door, and any one of them has the power to change your life. Jupiter, the Sun, Ceres, Vesta and Mercury are all in your sector of transformation and gifts. What is it you have been wishing for? Your perceptive ability to see ...

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Aquarius

The Aquarius Moon takes you from Friday to Saturday in a daze of all you can do. Then it becomes void—of course—and you wonder what fell through. Not to worry! This is just a little “gap” which transforms into a magical window of possibility. The bigger thought is where you’re going to find all that ...

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Cancer

What are you doing differently than you’ve done before? Acting on your feelings, saying what’s real, even if it doesn’t match the program? Or perhaps letting your imagination strengthen your psychic abilities? A stellar line-up helps you sense a new love. Jupiter, the Sun, Ceres, Vesta and Mercury help you see through friends’ motivations, or ...

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Horoscope

You can probably ask for anything and get it this week if you’re in a business or romantic relationship. Jupiter, the Sun, Ceres, Vesta and Mercury reside in this sector of your chart. Be open to receive, as a partner could move into the Venus zone, indulging themselves to levels impossible for you to sustain. ...

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Horoscope

Right now is your moment. Jupiter, the Sun, Ceres, Vesta and Mercury are in Taurus. This is a rare line-up which puts you in a position unlike any other. The upside is, what is being offered is meant for you. The downside is, it won’t be available forever. Be as true to yourself as you ...

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Horoscope

Rumors run rampant and you can find anything to back up the latest one out there. Know that Mars in your Sign is your back-up and stand-up planet. The Zodiac is bouncing off Uranus’ latest antics, so count on yourself and find your stability by putting yourself in your comfort zone. This is not the ...

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Capricorn

Your friends want to slow you down. They’re only trying to help you. Every nerve and tendon in your body wants to feel the freedom of love, comfort and creative expression this week. Jupiter, the Sun, Ceres, Vesta and Mercury are all in your house of romance! This is one that could last. You prefer ...

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Features

Expat parents give the lowdown

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Horoscope

You can’t help being an original this week. Pallas Athene in Pisces forces your imagination to the surface. However, fantasies always seem safer when they’re in your thoughts. When they start showing up in the flesh, you might be put in the position of having to reassess where you are in your life. With whom ...

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Gemini

Before you get caught up in the Gemini-Venus eclipse, cash in on all the Venus-ruled love coming your way. Jupiter, the Sun, Ceres, Vesta and Mercury all encourage romantically deep undercurrents. This is a rare line-up, offering you a level of security you deserve and will appreciate. The future is becoming brighter for you every ...

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Aries

Saturn is in your relationship house, stabilizing or slowing things down, though you’re not likely to notice. That’s because a rare planetary line-up in your finance sector is so full of possibilities and fulfillment you’ll be too busy counting your money. Dreams come true, and especially for you. Add to this the attention you’re getting ...

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Horoscope

Friends love you more than you know. Accolades come to you through career achievements and good deeds. Go easy on yourself and acknowledge your purity of heart. The Moon on Saturday might well have you feeling at a loose end, but not to worry—you’ll be back on track by Monday. If you’re planning a vault ...

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Features

Tokyo’s expat students take over Metropolis!

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The Last Word

Japan’s overtures to changing child abduction laws ring hollow

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The Small Print

This week’s required reading

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Events

Giving back to Japan with the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce

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Star Struck

The Japanese-American magician hits Tokyo TV

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Upfront

Know your mom radicals in the run up to Mother’s Day

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Bites

Swing that, cat

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Bites

North African meets Mediterranean

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Local Flavors

Seven kid-friendly eateries that are adult-friendly, too

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Bites

Alice goes gothic

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Books

Carp streamers and genki matters

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Music

Super Furry Animals’ frontman shows solidarity with the Manics

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Kids

11 of the hottest summer spots for kids

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Agenda

The roots of cute

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Agenda

An innovative and accessible production of the Scottish Play

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Agenda

NYC band with Japanese singer

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Agenda

A tale of two women and 7,500km

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Agenda

Le Corbusier’s interior designer

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Eiga

Time-slip bath-related comedy

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Movie Reviews

Hopelessly bland

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Movie Reviews

Another Payneian insight on the human condition

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Movie Reviews

Not bad if you like this sort of thing

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Movie Reviews

Tedious and profoundly ridiculous

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Movie Reviews

What makes people...

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Movie Reviews

Arty ping pong but do we care?

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Movie Reviews

Will appeal mostly to fans

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Cinematic Underground

Fart pants and other stories

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Eiga

Quirky and engaging

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