Last year, Chen Guangcheng arrived in New York to take a teaching position at New York University. He'd just escaped house arrest in his native country of China after being prosecuted for representing thousands of women in a class-action lawsuit against the Communist government. Now, more than a yea ... More >>
Despite the hospitalization of one protester and police pressure, three Tibetans -- including one monk -- have entered the 29th day of a hunger strike outside the U.N., decrying China's harsh oppression of the Himalayan state. Dorjee Gyalpo, 59, was taken to the hospital on Monday, Tsewang Rigzin, ... More >>
Today marks the start of the 17th day of a hunger strike outside the United Nations building in midtown for three Tibetan monks who are protesting China's repression of Tibet, and demanding that the UN recognize their homeland as an independent country and address Chinese human rights abuses. Wrapp ... More >>
via Kim Jong-il's death has had a number of ripple effects, not least of which is the sudden obsolescence of the Kim Jong-il Looking at Things tumblr. Lucky for us, it's been replaced with a creepy new one: Kim Jong-il Haunting Things.
In what we'd like to think of as an "antidote" of sorts to Holly Van Voast's surge in boob-flashings at Barnes & Noble book signings (a target of which recently included Hillary Clinton's husband, Bill), a man surprised the Secretary of State with his own version of an homage recently in Honolulu.
Ai Wei Wei, the prominent artist and outspoken critic of the Chinese government whose arrest on April 3, 2011, spawned international demonstrations and outcry, has been released on bail. Via cell phone, the previously vocal artist and prolific tweeter reportedly said :"I'm released, I'm home ... More >>
With all the talk about China being an emerging superpower and formidable economic player, we often forget that they still have to catch up with the good ol' US of A on some fronts. Namely, being cool about porn. The Independent reports that Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy, a multi-million dolla ... More >>
Good morning! It's another gray day, but hang in there -- it should clear up by afternoon. Of course, there's also another snowstorm on the way, which could pan out as either a light brush...or a major snow event for New York by Friday. Currently snowfall potential is "highly uncertain." We'l ... More >>
First there was the smoking baby. Actually, before that, there was the other smoking baby. And more recently, there was the smoking, drinking, really sad baby. But lest you forget that adults, too, have trouble with the nic fits, consider the news that Philippine President-elect Benigno Aquin ... More >>
The U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York charged that the Wu Liang Ye branches on 39th Street and 86th Street (restaurants which were owned by the Chinese government) repeatedly engaged in unethical labor practices, including violating overtime and minimum wage laws. The judgment ... More >>
This amazing photo brought to you by M.I.A.The weird Time 100 fairy tale gets even weirder for M.I.A.. On Tuesday, she was invited to, and then attended--as this amazing picture to the left clearly shows--a gala at Lincoln Center in celebration of the most influential people list the mag just releas ... More >>
Craig Arnold, a young poet and professor at the University of Wyoming--his first book, Shells, was selected by W.S. Merwin for Yale Series of Young Poets in 1999--has apparently disappeared from an island in Japan, where he'd been climbing a volcano. The Poetry Foundation is asking for help: Japane ... More >>
Now that the majority Sinhalese government has nearly finished off a long-running civil war, confining the Tamil Tiger opposition to an ever shrinking parcel of land rife with a citizen population who've been dying in huge, indiscriminate numbers alongside militarized Tiger forces, Sri Lanka's gover ... More >>
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