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Diasporic Dining: Did Mao Order in Chinese?

Francis Levy | Posted 05.12.2014 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Did Mao order in Chinese? Did Chairman Mao like General Tso's chicken? You read about The Long March, The Hundred Flowers Campaign and The Cultural R...

Going Public

Carl Fillichio | Posted 02.18.2014 | Books
Carl Fillichio

When we started the Books that Shaped Work in America project, we said that the list, like work in America, was constantly evolving, and that the list would grow based on suggestions from "the public."

Creative Cultural Cross Referencing (How to Link Stephen Sondheim to the Original Siamese Twins)

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Let's look at two recent events, play a little cultural mashup, and examine the results.

TCM Classic Film Fest Debuts in NYC With Mankiewicz's All About Eve at the Ziegfeld

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Penelope Andrew

All About Eve (1950) was screened free to the public at the Ziegfeld Theatre last Tuesday. It kicked off Turner Classic Movies' first-ever classic film festival here in New York City.

Apologies to Pearl S. Buck

Celeste Ng | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Celeste Ng

Last weekend was Chinese New Year, a time when many people are introduced to bits of Chinese culture. So I have to make this confession: I hate The Good Earth.

"Feel-Good" Movies

Earl Pomerantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Earl Pomerantz

When economic times get tough, movies inevitably take a turn to the "feel good" variety. You go in feeling bad; you come out feeling better. At least, that's the theory.