| Apr 9, 2010
The Times' April 4 article on Beijing's funding of a Los Angeles-area school district's Chinese language and culture program was disturbing -- not because of the program itself, but because of the knee-jerk xenophobia of its most vocal opponents. As The...
| Mar 25, 2011
In January, Chinese President Hu Jintao was in Washington. And while he and President Obama forged ahead on trade deals and wink-to-the-press bromides of cooperation, many Americans are not so optimistic about what China's rise means. In a recent poll,...
| May 10, 2011
| 4:44 PM
After instituting a ban on honorary resolutions -- like those commemorating "National Asparagus Month" -- House Republicans may have found a way to make an exception for a weightier subject.
A resolution honoring the military forces involved in the...
| Jan 30, 2011
A Family's Journey
Villard: 179 pp., $30
Where does memory end and myth begin? GB Tran's graphic novel "Vietnamerica: A Family's Journey" occupies the messy middle ground of that question.
Born in 1976 in South Carolina, Tran was...
| Mar 13, 2011
Matthew McConaughey has just cracked open his second Corona when the man wearing Mardi Gras beads and a Village People policeman's cap approaches his car.
"Do you know Duane?" the inebriated-looking man asks with suspicion, poking his head inside the...
| Oct 23, 2011
For Piri Thomas, being a dark-hued Latino in 1930s New York was far from the best of worlds. His siblings were fair-skinned, like his Puerto Rican mother, but he took after his black Cuban father, whose unsettled feelings about race scarred both of them....
| Dec 4, 2011
The Art Nouveau movement covered it all — decorative arts, architecture, fashion, dance, advertising and more — and this book seeks to restore the movement's prominence in the discussion of modern art....
| May 9, 2007
Proposed: The Lexus LS600h L is the most complicated, most elaborate machine ever to take to four wheels. What "Ulysses" is to light reading and Confucianism is to the simple declarative sentence, this hybrid-powered limousine is nothing less than...
| Jan 18, 2010
| 9:32 PM
The most successful movie of all time in China is being pulled from the majority of theaters there much sooner than expected. The communist nationâs state-run movie distributor China Film Group is unexpectedly yanking the James Cameron-directed...
| Nov 16, 2009
| 4:34 AM
Once tech-savvy president confesses he's never Twittered!...
| Aug 12, 2008
Our Western reporters seem shocked, amused, even smug about discovering modern China's repressive practices. In her recent Op/Ed article, "Beijing reality show," Heather Havrilesky believes that because China oppresses its 1.3 billion people, the Olympics...