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Blog Posts by Jeff Tompkins

Competing Laurels for Top Chinese Filmmakers

Directors Quentin Tarantino, John Woo, and Tsui Hark pose after the award presentation to Woo at the ceremony for The Golden Lion For Lifetime Achievement award during the 67th Venice Film Festival at the Sala Grande Palazzo Del Cinema on Sept. 3, 2010 in Venice, Italy. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Arts In another sign of the pre-eminent position Chinese cinema enjoys in today's global culture, two major Chinese filmmakers have won top international honors in recent days.

Photo of the Day: Ganesha, Bringer of Victory

Statue of elephant-headed Hindu god Lord Ganesha
Lifestyle

Young Indian boys walk past a statue of elephant-headed Hindu god Lord Ganesha standing among clay models of Spanish footballers ahead of the Ganesha festival.

Video: What Yoga Can Do for You

Lifestyle

The blogosphere is agog this week over a YouTube video documenting the traditional Indian form of gymnastics—make that extreme gymnastics—known as Mallakhamb.

Photo of the Day: A Culinary Masterpiece

Food & RecipesMultimedia

A chef displays two dragon-shaped dishes, made of 80 lobsters, during the Taiwan Culinary Exhibition at the World Trade Center in Taipei on August 27, 2010.

New York Observer Interviews Asia Society's Melissa Chiu

Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu. (Tommy Kwak/Asia Society)
Arts Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu is the subject of a profile in this week's New York Observer.

'Mad' About the Asia Society

Rockefeller Collection devotee? Vincent Kartheiser as Pete Campbell on this week's <i>Mad Men</i>.
Lifestyle Hit AMC show Mad Men name drops the Asia Society on Sunday night.

William Dalrymple on 'The Muslims in the Middle'

Historian and journalist William Dalrymple reads from his 2010 book <i>Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India</i>.
Lifestyle

Historian William Dalrymple contributes an opinion piece, "The Muslims in the Middle," to the Op-Ed page of the New York Times, detailing the rise of Sufism, a deeply rooted resistance movement against violent Islamic radicalism.

Photo of the Day: Life's A Pitch

Lifestyle

Up close on the third day of the match between India and Sri Lanka.

Honorable Detective Turn Up in Highbrow Magazine

<i>Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and his Rendezvous with American History</i> (Norton, 2010) by Yunte Huang.
Lifestyle

Real-life sleuthing uncovers the Chinese American hero behind a pulp stereotype.

WikiLeaks and Afghanistan: The Fallout Continues

US soldiers patrol in the Dand district of Kandahar Province on July 26, 2010, a day after leaked documents laid bare the civilian toll of the US-led war. (Manpreet Romana/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The United States war effort in Afghanistan was roiled over the weekend by the WikiLeaks release of 75,000 official military documents pertaining to the war, which add up to a far more dire portrait than the Obama and Bush administrations had ever made public.