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The Most Provocative Filmmaker in the World: A Conversation With Mads Brügger on The Ambassador

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 04.11.2012 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

He's punk'd both the North Korean communist government and in his new film, the Central African Republic and its corrupt diplomatic culture. Mads Brügger is one of Europe's funniest and most controversial filmmakers, although most Americans haven't heard of him -- yet.

Why Does Ai Weiwei Owe China $2.4 Million?

nytimes.com | ANDREW JACOBS | Posted 01.01.2012 | Arts

BEIJING -- Ai Weiwei, the dissident artist whose secret detention earlier this year stirred an international outcry, has been given two weeks to pay $...

The Blowback World of Chalmers Johnson: Remembering the Man and His Work

Sheila K. Johnson | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Sheila K. Johnson

In going through my husband's files, books, and papers after his death, I've been forcibly struck by how, contrary to what many of his obituaries said, his writings and thoughts were remarkably consistent throughout his life.

Ai Weiwei Thinks Of Clashes With Communist China As Performance Art

nytimes.com | EDWARD WONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

BEIJING -- The studio would have stood at the heart of an embryonic arts cluster on the outskirts of Shanghai, drawing luminaries from around the worl...

Remembering John Lennon at Dharamshala

Jamyang Norbu | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamyang Norbu

I remember the exact night, thirty years ago, when I heard John Lennon had been murdered. I was in the hall of the kashag (the Tibetan cabinet) buildi...

Bob Trask: An American Thinker

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Heather Robinson

Human beings have great power over ourselves and our life's direction through the exercise of free will. "We create our realities by where we focus our attention," Trask writes.

Another '60s Anniversary: The Ur-Action Blockbuster Goldfinger

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Though Goldfinger looks almost sedate compared to today's jittery, mashed-up action pictures, editor Peter Hunt's work 45 years ago, emphasizing fast hard cuts, was an innovation.

Memories of a Goddess

Steve Futterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Futterman

It stood for one week, but 20 years after its birth and death, the Goddess of Democracy endures as a lasting symbol.

The Legacy of Tiananmen for Chinese Politics

Susan Shirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Shirk

The Party has devised a formula for survival based on the lessons from the Tiananmen experience: Prevent large-scale protests, avoid public leadership splits and keep the military loyal to the Party.