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On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 3: Beckmesser, Kissinger and the Klinghoffer Controversy

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 07.18.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Playing out before us is the Wagner situation redux. In anticipation of the Metropolitan Opera's new production of The Death of Klinghoffer.

Mao's Granddaughter Draws Criticism After Appearing On Rich List

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.09.2013 | World

The appearance of a grand-daughter of Mao Zedong, founding father of Communist China, on a list of the country's richest citizens prompted online accu...

Change Is the Only Constant

George Heymont | Posted 01.10.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

The word zeitgeist frequently gets bandied about in Christopher Chen's new play, The Hundred Flowers Project, which received its world premiere a week before Election Day from the folks at Crowded Fire Theater Company.

Nixon Gets a Facelift

George Heymont | Posted 09.17.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Although I attended the 1987 world premiere of Nixon in China (and saw subsequent performances in 1988 and 1990), last month marked the first time I had seen Nixon in China in 22 years. A lot has happened in the interim.

Anthony Weiner, Sarah Palin and the Case Against Apology

Stanley Bing | Posted 08.07.2011 | Media
Stanley Bing

Hey you, famous person now going about your business being stupid or venal or immoral or injudicious or criminal, even. When you get caught and the big, voracious media death star starts howling for your apology... stop.

Mao Tse-Tung May Not Be The Author Of His 'Little Red Book'

The Independent | Posted 08.06.2011 | Books

Mao Tse-Tung's "Little Red Book" is the closest thing to a bible that Marxist-Leninist, materialist and atheist Chinese society can have. ...

Can the Culture of Tibet Still Be Saved?

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Two new documentaries show the cultural impact of Communist China's efforts to suppress the culture of Tibet. Each is fascinating in its own right. Together, they make a powerful statement about the importance of cultural identity.

China Concubines Return Thanks To Increasing Capitalism

The Independent | Clifford Coonan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

From the Independent Mao Tse-tung tried to stamp the custom out as a relic of feudalism, but the return of capitalism to China has also meant a major...

Bad Dreams From My Grandfather

Daniel Bruno Sanz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Bruno Sanz

Shadowy non-state actors contemplate flattening an American city with a device smuggled into the United States at one hundred possible ports of entry.