Metropolis Issue 956

July 20, 2012
Upfront

Phoney fireworks

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Star Struck

Contributor to MJ doc "This Is It" is back in his playzone

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Mailbox

Mail pride

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Horoscope

As you have developed your own laws of attraction with disciplined Saturn in Libra, Mars transits through your Sign to put them into action. Feel an inner push? Make that phone call! Swamped with emails? Answer them. The Sun enters your sector of hopes, dreams and wishes on Saturday. This is the week to connect ...

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Cancer

A Cancer’s inner drive is connected to family. It’s what gives the heart support and sustenance if you are a Moonchild. No one said it would be easy, and some may try to throw you off your path. The lessons you learn now are your tools for the future. When you relax and feel, what ...

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Horoscope

With internal physics, it is believed time can stretch and change to accommodate your spirit. In this flexible universe, you can be your Centaur self and leap over hurdles this week. The Sun enters your solar ninth house of long journeys on Saturday. Combined with Mercury the Messenger, focus your thoughts to join with the ...

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Capricorn

The light in the tunnel is meant to warm your heart and illuminate a confounding question in your life. Beginning Saturday, the Sun adds activity to your thoughts. Mercury nearby awaits an ‘aha!’ as you get in touch with that calm place within. No calm place? Breathe, trust, focus and remember you can manifest your ...

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Horoscope

Put a big effort into an important relationship. Mars is there to assist, energize and bring you courage and stamina. With Saturn in the safe zone of the ‘fiery path’ in this part of your chart, you have four weeks of easier flow as you apply yourself. Your personality is developing a spiritual groove (read ...

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Horoscope

When you are ready, you can move. You can make the changes you dream of. Change can appear to happen from the outside in, but in many ways, it’s from the inside out. This reflects who you have become in the context of your life. The Sun enters your solar twelfth house on Saturday. It ...

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Gemini

The Sun enters your area of talents Saturday. You see light flowing through chinks of old beliefs. You know nothing stays the same, but it still comes as a surprise when it actually happens. Since the Venus eclipse, family and group requests are being addressed. Resolution is just around the corner. Whatever you have focused ...

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Aries

Stand up, sit down, move forward, back up—do you feel like you’re a walking conundrum? If so, there’s a reason. You are not to blame. What has been taught is in the process of being rewritten. What was, may not be much longer. Knowing this, you spin less and detach more. Not easy for an ...

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Horoscope

The more you apply yourself in a relationship this week, the more you benefit. Taurus opposite your Sign rules, but it’s Vesta, Jupiter, Ceres and Venus in Gemini who see that you receive from your investments. These are strong astrological placements, designed to bring what your heart desires. Act now. Think logistically—how to travel from ...

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Horoscope

Dear Leo, you are in a pivotal week. The Moon and Mercury in your Sign combine on Friday to blend intelligence with feelings. Your next step then seems clear and your path smoother. The Sun enters Leo on Saturday, bringing warmth to your Birthday Zone. Happy Birthday! It’s time to deal with any deleterious effects ...

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Aquarius

Amazed by your ability to keep those creative sparks flowing in the midst of dampening emotions and change? You’re assisted by Saturn, that god of structure and time, in calming degrees of ‘the fiery path’. For four weeks you can enjoy travel in a big way, or take a chance to move a relationship forward ...

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Upfront

Heated words

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Horoscope

It’s all money this week so gather it up and spend it while you can. Or save it and peruse online catalogues and brochures of dream destinations. Go to a spa, wine and dine yourself. Treat your friends, roll in 800 count cotton sheets, smell a flower…the list goes on and on. It’s about liberating ...

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Features

Splashing around in Shizuoka

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Advertorial

A natural niche in Nagatoro

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The Last Word

Tokyo’s people deserve the Games despite their self-serving politicians

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The Small Print

This week’s required reading

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Advertorial

Summer treats from our sponsors

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Upfront

Cool your chompers

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Bites

Dairy slices in Azabu-Juban

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Bites

A cup of Norwegian

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Bites

Bud-girls do your bidding

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Table Talk

Tokyo discovers the pleasures of takeout

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Bites

Strings attached

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Art

Gosse de Peintre

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Japan Beat

The Fujirockers keep on truckin’

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Music

High-speed Tokyo’s rock ‘n’ roll slow life

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Agenda

Chinosaurus

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Agenda

17 countries. 400 cities. Five million spectators

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Agenda

Antithetical fest

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Agenda

Upcoming painter Masako Ando’s kiddie obsession

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Agenda

The mythic DJ remembered

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Agenda

I wanna live in... erm... Shibuya

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Agenda

Otomo's monster works

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Agenda

197 entrants compete for ¥2,000,000

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Agenda

British Museum comes to Tokyo

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Agenda

Dub meets disco

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CDs & DVDs

All Aboard!

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Eiga

Even more stilted than its US counterparts

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Movie Reviews

Get it together, Pixar

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Cinematic Underground

Unearthing the other side of cinema

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Movie News

The world’s cutest criminals take over

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Movie Reviews

Besson out of comfort zone?

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Movie Reviews

Makes up in spunk

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Eiga

Makes enough of a point

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