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  • Happy golden empire

    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...
  • Piri Thomas dies at 83; Latino writer

    Piri Thomas dies at 83; Latino writer
    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....
  • Best of 2007: A hybrid? Seriously?

    Best of 2007: A hybrid? Seriously?
    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...
  • Asian Americans and the 'model minority' myth

     Asian Americans and the 'model minority' myth
    Previews of Amy Chua's forthcoming book, "The Triple Package" (co-written with husband Jed Rubenfeld), detonated a social media uproar among Asian Americans. Many were infuriated by the New York Post's report that Chua, the self-styled Tiger Mom, was...
  • In Jim Harrison's 'Brown Dog,' novellas trace the arc of a life

    In Jim Harrison's 'Brown Dog,' novellas trace the arc of a life
    Jim Harrison introduced the character Brown Dog in his 1990 book "The Woman Lit by Fireflies," a collection of novellas. The novella is a favored form of his — and of mine — and it seems ideally suited to the misadventures of this shambling...
  • 'Confucius: Shaping Values Through Art' at Pacific Asia Museum

    'Confucius: Shaping Values Through Art' at Pacific Asia Museum
    Confucius recently received worldwide attention during the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Beijing. Now the philosopher and teacher, who lived from 551 to 479 BC, gets the spotlight in the exhibition "Confucius: Shaping Values Through Art" at...
  • Barbara Kruger goes back to school

    Barbara Kruger goes back to school
    LA JOLLA -- As your eyes plot the final few steps down the central staircase in UC San Diego's new student center, they land on a red terrazzo text panel that reads: "Perfect order is the forerunner of perfect horror." Not exactly a soft landing but...
  • Let the children learn Chinese

    Let the children learn Chinese
    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...
  • 'Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty' by Tony Hoagland

    'Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty' by Tony Hoagland
    Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty Poems Tony Hoagland Graywolf: 100 pp., $15 paper Despite being a poet, Tony Hoagland has maintained an unprejudiced relationship with language. With the same casual delivery as his contemporaries, Dean...
  • Book review: 'The Future of Power' by Joseph S. Nye Jr.

    Book review: 'The Future of Power' by Joseph S. Nye Jr.
    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,...
  • Book review: 'Vietnamerica' by GB Tran

    Book review: 'Vietnamerica' by GB Tran
    Vietnamerica A Family's Journey GB Tran 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...