Ohio State Upsets Alabama To Reach National Championship Game
The Buckeyes recovered the onside kick, but Alabama got it back one more time after some questionable clock management by Ohio State. The Tide's final shot ended when Sims' desperation heave into the end zone was intercepted as time ran out. Meyer ...
January 2, 2015
Chinese Writers and Chinese Reality
When I asked him about this different approach, he said that a plate of tofu's going rancid on the dinner table matters more than so-called big historical events do. Born in 1958, in a small town in Henan, Liu Zhenyun witnessed and experienced China's ...
June 1, 2015
A New Opera and Hong Kong's Utopian Legacy
People take photos of an installation of paper umbrellas—symbols of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong—on a blockaded road in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong on December 14, 2014. This year, the 43rd annual Hong Kong Arts Festival ...
April 10, 2015
Florida State Players Slammed Over 'Disappointing' Lack Of Sportsmanship After ...
The indignities didn't stop for Florida State after the clock struck zero at the Rose Bowl. After being demolished by Oregon in a College Football Playoff semifinal, the defending national champion Seminoles drew criticism from ESPN commentator Kirk ...
January 2, 2015
Only In Florida! Game-Winning Buzzer Beater For Wrong Team May Be Weirdest ...
Tied with Florida State 63-63 in the waning seconds of an in-state matchup in Tallahassee on Tuesday night, Florida forward Jacob Kurtz tipped in a game-winning shot with 0.4 seconds left on the clock. Unfortunately for the Gators, he inadvertently ...
December 31, 2014
Cai Guo-Qiang's Love Affair With Fireworks
Cai's daytime “explosion events,” such as the one recently launched on the Huangpu River in Shanghai in front of the Power Station of Art to mark the opening of his solo exhibit, “The Ninth Wave,” suggest haunting similarities with classical brush ...
February 18, 2015
'This is not that China Story'
Of course today the region is called dongbei, and the Chinese edition of my book is “东北游记,” Journey to the Northeast, a play on the classic novel Journey to the West. But “In the Northeast” is a lousy title in English, so I opted for the homage to ...
February 4, 2015
M y first encounter with Liu Zhenyun was in 2003. At the time, cell phones had just become available in China and they were complicating people’s relationships. When the film Cellphone hit theaters that year, I noticed that, despite its sharp observations about these subtle changes, or maybe because it treated them with such caustic sarcasm, it was not a movie people wanted to talk about over dinner. Its black humor seemed to mock us. The film was directed by the popular Chinese director Feng Xiaogang, and he wrote the script with Liu Zhenyun. The film had likely passed the censors because the famine it depicted occurred on the watch of China’s Nationalist Party (not the Communists), but clearly it reminded the audience of the more recent ravages of the famine that Mao Zedong oversaw... The book told the story of China’s transformations—stretching from the chaotic fall of the Qing dynasty through painful foreign invasions to the volatile revolution and the tumult of reform—all from the perspective of ordinary people. This book shared the ambition for panoramic historical narrative found in the novels of Liu’s old friend, Nobel laureate Mo Yan. But unlike Mo Yan, Liu consciously avoids connecting ordinary people’s.
New York City-based artist Cai Guo-Qiang, one of the most celebrated contemporary artists born in China, has become the Godfather of a spectacular new kind of fireworks displays which he calls “explosion events. ” Having done large-scale events around the world, from Beijing and Buenos Aires to Doha and Hiroshima, he has taken “gunpowder,” one of China’s “four ancient inventions” (printing, paper, the compass, and gunpowder) and pioneered a new epic form... ” For Cai, the challenge is to take a force that historically has been viewed as destructive and transmogrify it into one that has curative artistic properties and is constructive. Cai explains that one reason he started working with fireworks was that he wanted “to open a dialogue with the universe,” jokingly suggesting that the real audience demographic he sought was not mortals here on earth, but “extra-terrestrials” in... Having grown up as a child in the coastal city of Quanzhou in Fujian province, just across the Straits from Taiwan, Cai became accustomed to hearing explosions as Mainland artillery batteries traded fire with Nationalist batteries on Kinmen and...
James Carter spent much of the 1990s researching the modern history of Harbin , China’s northernmost major city, in the region that is today known as dongbei , the northeast. That region is the subject of Michael Meyer ’s forthcoming book, In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China. We invited Carter and Meyer to discuss the book, the region, and how to survive its ferocious winters. James Carter: The term “Manchuria” is a loaded one in China today because of its perceived associations with imperialism and the implication that the region is not “really Chinese. Michael Meyer: It’s an evocative word, and a beautiful one, too, with deep personal meaning to me—having spent years exploring the region and its history—and my wife, who is from there. The book explains its many connotations, much like The Last Days of Old Beijing details a 600-year-long series of “last days” of “old Beijing. As to the word’s denotation, “Manchuria” predates “ Manchukuo ”—the Japanese puppet state—and survived past it, too, even being used at times by the Communist Party as shorthand for “the Northeast. ” Of course today the region is called dongbei , and the Chinese edition of my book is “东北游记,” Journey to the Northeast , a play on the classic novel Journey to the West.
Vibrant hues and eclectic touches in a golf course home
Their 3,100-square-foot home—the ... rustic touches like the big dining table, crafted by Andy Brown at Hearthwoods Custom Furnishings in Lakeside, Mich.; Stephanie, Jack, and Kathy designed its iron base. A clock fashioned from a windmill and old ...
July 19, 2015
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Nature's palette and floral designs are the classic ... Bar Table, £499. Zone an area with the Croft Braid Rug, in Ivory, from £190. PASTORAL TOUCHES: Demi Stool, upholstered in Maritime Grey, £99, Swoon Editions. Newgate Gallery II Wall Clock, £ ...
July 12, 2015
A bite of the past a feast for the senses
Desmond Chang, the founder of Ruyi Gastronomy and managing director of the French porcelain brand Legle France says: "The dining experience restores what the Chinese table setup was like ... Desmond Chang and Chef Menex Cheung of the Waldorf Astoria ...
July 10, 2015
Grand-dog Visits Medina: What's Brewing
G-ma and I get up around 6:30 a.m.; as soon as she turns over to look at the clock, I hustle to her side of the bed ... The show will go on rain or shine. Stroll the Square and Classic Cruise-in The merchants and members of Main Street Medina and the ...
July 10, 2015
Nuclear facility seismic study at UNR funded by Department of Energy
“The expansion of our large-scale structures earthquake engineering facility, with 44,000 square feet completed last year, allows us to use the original lab space to conduct these experiments with a new table and ... out at seven o'clock.
July 9, 2015
Top 50 Xbox Live games for Windows Phone on your Lumia (2015 Edition)
Hexic for Windows Phone on your Lumia is an interesting twist on the match-three genre, as it swaps the typical square ... from the classic, Klondike, to FreeCell and even Spider Solitaire, just focus on clearing out of the cards from the table, or try ...
July 8, 2015
My House Beautiful: Old Glenora renovation blends historic, modern elements
Less than a year after buying the 2,800-square-foot, neo-colonial house ... Think original hardwood floors that prop up a modern-industrial coffee table. Think original bathroom subway tile that plays off a granite vanity. The easy blend of old and ...
July 4, 2015