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Librescu Day

By Invisible African, published on Jun 16, 2007

...attend schools with mediocre teachers, all easily gleaned from comparing how flippant and addicted to pop culture many young Americans are next to kids in less fortunate parts of the world. Maybe that is because, as one credit card company likes to say, there are some things money can't buy. China, where teachers get paid a pittance by a government that looks with scorn at individual rights and free speech, generally has a more well-read, independent-minded, smarter population than ours. Which is what outright censorship does: breed rebellion. Censorship, though, shouldn't be allowed... (more)

Tags: iraq, new york, myspace, music, israel, britney spears, education, china

The Slanted Door: A New Angle on Vietnamese Cuisine

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 9, 2007

...of this gig, but the Riesling-driven wine list, the full bar with its unique selection of specialty drinks and fresh squeezed juices, and the hard-to-find Chinese teas, make this gem a destination for food lovers from all over the world. When we were there recently, we met out-of-towners from China, Sweden, Korea, Africa, and Spain. I felt like I was at Disneyland, on the “It’s A Small World” ride. With a reputation like The Slanted Door’s, it’s no wonder that folks all over the planet cash in their frequent flyer miles to eat there. One of the cool... (more)

Tags: san francisco, environment, restaurant, china

Culture and the Skin Deep Feng Shui

By sojourner, published on Mar 18, 2007

...were found only in the artifacts of decoration we place in and around our homes. The decoration isn’t limited to Buddhas and bed stands. It can be found on and in the human form by means of the temporary screen press and far more permanent tattoo guns of our personally expressive land. China in general and Beijing specifically are places of vast history and individual pride we don’t often see in our 1doller take outs and international furniture warehouses. To embrace any culture there is a give and take of ones’ self. Taking is easy…it’s what we were born ... (more)

Tags: los angeles, music, china

"You say Potatoes, I say Kartofler"

By Christine M Biereth, published on Mar 16, 2007

...arrived. It was not one of my most glorious moments and just goes to show how ignorant and presumptuous and unintentional one can be when bumping in to an Asian carrying an "I Love New York"- plastic bag. Spin it a tat and one could argue, that a blond dressed in a night gown and slippers near China-town on a Saturday night undeniably could have been a valid reason for him to have offered me money! We worked it out then and there. Of course I apologized to the moon and back- though I still to this day feel awkward when I occasionally bump into him on the stairs. I keep having this innate... (more)

Tags: new york, manhattan, restaurant, china

The SF Zoo: Where the Animals Are on the Outside Looking In

By Ed Attanasio, published on Mar 11, 2007

...even build a Costco for that anymore! Those early structures included the Monkey House, a lion exhibit, Elephant House, a sea lion pool, an aviary and bear grottos. These spacious enclosures were among the first bar-less exhibits in the nation. In 1984, the SF Zoo got its first Pandas from China, and starting in 1993, the place went through a series of major renovations. It is estimated that the Pandas bring an additional 300,000 visitors to the zoo each year. Every time I go to see them, they’re sleeping. How can they be so tired? They only mate like one day a year! In May of ... (more)

Tags: new york, san francisco, education, china

Strip trees for strip malls.

By Kay C, published on Feb 25, 2007

...that we don't care. That way we don't have to question the SUV's we drive with pride, the limo Hummers that signal crazy success or a special evening, the forests we chop down to build up our cities. Indeed, we don't even have to question why we seem to strip trees for strip malls. In China, rivers are being polluted at alarming rates in return for "economic progress", rivers in Alberta are being destroyed as the tar sands are being ripped up for oil. The Brazilian rain forest (the literal lungs of the planet) is being mowed down and torched by legal and illegal cutting and... (more)

Tags: california, china

Anna Nicole Smith and Journalistic Integrity Mourned

By Wild Bill, published on Feb 18, 2007

...such an audacious display of professional journalism gone awry. Where is the news coverage on the hundreds of innocents dying daily in Darfur? The ethnic power struggle developing into war in Somalia? Russia's blatantly overt climb through the grasp of Putin away from a democratic state? China's harvesting of prisoner's organs without permission? The very war that rages right now, funded by this very nation, against an allusive, faceless enemy that appears to those, not punch-drunk with nationalistic denial, as a fight that we may wage for the rest of our lives? Why do those... (more)

Tags: journalism, anna nicole smith, china

The 99 Cent Store, Made in China?

By Steven Lane, published on Nov 22, 2006

I have visited little tiny pieces of the Peoples Republic of China but actually when I was there, I am not sure you could call these places China. Hong Kong was China but the Brits were running the joint. Macao was China but the Portuguese were the pit bosses in that little gambling mecca, and Taiwan used to be China before Chang Kai-Shek was sent to his room by Chairman Mao. The British left their mark, they still drive on the left side of the road in Hong Kong, but a scant few leagues away on the island of Macao we go it American style. I don't know what they do in Taiwan, they might drive... (more)

Tags: china

Why I Switched To Linux

By Adler, published on Nov 20, 2006

... their Desktop PCs with Microsoft, but Novell, UBUNTU, or others dropped into the scene. A sort of Hello – Please call these numbers for support concerning your Computer. None of this has to do with the Third World. I've lived there, and the $100 PC, The Third World, Europe, Asia, Japan, China, already know which way to go, and that is Linux. You going to call Microsoft Tech Support from there? Consider me a citizen of the world – OpenSource that is. We like to get things done. And, can do it ourselves. JJMacey der Adler – the Eagle Phoenix, Arizona... (more)

Tags: disney, china, japan, germany

Holy Horrific Hodgepodge!!!

By Chris Volkay, published on Nov 20, 2006

...young boys so their voices wouldn’t change,(the castratos). This practice continued into the 19th century. Gee, in the interest of fairness and balance, couldn’t we begin turning some of the present-day priests into castratos? In the 1850’s, Hung Hsiu-Ch’uan of China figured out that he was the younger brother of Jesus.(Mary apparently believed in waiting a while before having another child). He organized the God Worship Society. Hung declared war against China’s rulers. It lasted 14 years and cost 20 million lives. In the end Hung and 100,000 of his ... (more)

Tags: san francisco, religion, jesus, shooting, china

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