A few years ago, Craft & Folk Art Museum had a provocative exhibition of posters and sculptures by Russian artists made during the tumultuous years of Glasnost and Perestroika in the late 80s and early 90s, when Mikhail Gorbachev attempted to save the Soviet Union from collapse.
The two works contrasted and complemented each other as duel statements on Chinese culture by Chinese artists of different eras, and offered a suggestion of the future artistic trajectory of the company.
We never found out who wrote it and nobody seems to know its origin. The song's been sung in Jewish summer camps and youth groups for many years, though, often in a round. Our son had an appealing voice and engaging manner, played guitar well and it was always stirring.
Favoring the pressure track of sanctions over a military intervention, it is not yet clear whether Obama is contemplating a grand bargain with Tehran, but the glimmer of an opportunity seems there. What is certain is that Rouhani represents Washington's best chance for peace.
Myth: Henry Kissinger was the first American official in China since 1949. Fact: On Kissinger's secret trip to China in July 1971, my dad conveniently made sure he was at the front of the Pakistani-piloted plane as it entered Chinese airspace. Some would say he ran to the front.
Five minutes into yesterday's Oprah extravaganza with Sarah Palin, I messaged Steve Schmidt, John McCain's presidential campaign manager: "So how did you know Bristol was pregnant before it was announced?"