| May 4, 2010
SHANGHAI — Stephen Brown has "always been fascinated with the idea of a world's fair." Mary Schnack is a businesswoman hoping to make connections in Shanghai. Brian Greenberg has long dreamed of visiting China.
They're among thousands of...
| Jul 13, 2010
| 8:34 AM
Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the City Council will honor a dozen high school students and faculty advisers from the Greater Houston Area by naming them Green Ambassadors of Houston.
"It is important to provide students with opportunities to be engaged...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 12:10 PM
“Dreams of Joy” by Lisa See, Random House, 349 pages, $26.
In her best-selling novel, “Shanghai Girls,” Lisa See told the story of sisters Pearl and May who fled China and came to America. May was pregnant and unmarried. Pearl...
| Aug 14, 2011
Baltimore-based RTKL Associates Inc. recently beat two international rivals to win a contract to design an iconic structure for a city along the Yangtze River in China.
Last winter, RTKL and two other architectural firms — one British, the other...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 5:40 PM
Author Lisa See never intended to write a sequel to her 2009 best-selling novel, "Shanghai Girls."
"To me the ending (of ‘Shanghai Girls') was a new beginning, and I was very happy with it," said See, sitting in the lounge at her Chicago hotel....
| Sep 1, 2011
| 8:31 PM
CHICAGO —Author Lisa See never intended to write a sequel to her 2009 best-selling novel, "Shanghai Girls."
"To me the ending (of 'Shanghai Girls') was a new beginning, and I was very happy with it," said See, sitting in the lounge at her Chicago...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 12:59 PM
It's easy to find a great view in nature, but in a city? Even if you get the right hotel, there's always a risk you'll end up facing the highway rather than the ocean, the building next door or the "garden view."
Get the best view for your buck by...
| May 16, 2011
| 9:25 AM
BEIJING (AP) — Toxic bean sprouts, filthy cooking oil, drug-tainted pork: The relentless headlines in Chinese media have churned up queasy feelings for months about the dangers lurking in the nation’s dinner bowls.
The stories are grim...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 4:05 PM
SHANGHAI -- A teenager in China reportedly sold one of his kidneys so he could buy an Apple iPad 2, according to reports from Chinese media.
Identified as simply Zheng, the 17-year-old took to the Internet to find a way to raise money so he could buy...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 2:17 PM
Tax dollars have built this nation's transportation infrastructure, from roads and bridges to airports and subway systems. Rent a car or truck for the day and you may think you're paying for your transportation, but that's only the vehicle — most of...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 12:53 PM
With each new novel, Lisa See gets better and better. Each work is more tightly woven, richer with information, its characters more memorable than the last.
In her previous novel, "Shanghai Girls" (2009), See gave us an unforgettable portrait of...