Worldwide Locations

Worldwide Locations

Blog Posts by Jeff Tompkins

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.

North Korea on the Brink?

North Korean schoolchildren as depicted in an official government video.
Policy Barbara Demick's latest dispatch from North Korea describes life after the disastrous 2009 currency devaluation.

Remembering Wu Guanzhong, 1919-2010

Wu Guanzhong, <em>Camels in the Desert</em>, 1981. Ink & color on paper, 69 x 99 cm. © Take a Step Back Collection
Arts

Asia Society notes the passing of Chinese painter Wu Guanzhong, a major artistic figure of the twentieth century, who made an enormous contribution to our understanding of art and visual culture. He was 90 years old.

John Woo, Hometown Hero

John Woo at Asia Society New York on Oct. 12, 2009.
Arts John Woo, the director of such legendary action movies as The Killer (1989) and Hard-Boiled (1992), is to receive one of Hong Kong's top official honors, the Silver Bauhinia Star, in recognition of his contributions to Hong Kong cinema.