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Interview: James Whitlow Delano on Palm Oil and Deforestation in Malaysia [Photos]

Several generations of a Batek Negrito family shelter from the rain on a logging road, which divides oil palm plantations from the Taman Negara National Park. (James Whitlow Delano)
Multimedia

Photographer James Whitlow Delano has been documenting the destruction of the most diverse ecosystem on the planet for the past 17 years. He spoke to Asia Blog about the human cost of palm oil in Malaysian Borneo.

Hyperpolyglots: Paragon or Folly?

(Flickr/IvanWalsh.com)
Education

Michael Erard's new book, Babel No More, demonstrates that there's much more to being fluent in another language than mastering grammar and vocabulary.

Photo of the Day: Legong Dance and Ramayana in Bali

Multimedia

The Legong Dance and Ramayana is performed in Ubud palace in Bali, Indonesia on January 17, 2012. (Henk Kosters /Flickr)

Video/Tweets: Pakistani TV Host Faces Criticism for Chasing Couples in Park

A screenshot from the controversial talk show 'Subah Saveray Maya Kay Saath' (Early Morning with Maya).
Lifestyle

Pakistani journalist Maya Khan runs into criticism for venturing into moral policing last week after she harassed young couples on a morning TV show.

Photo of the Day: The Gas Man

Multimedia

A man pulls a cart of new, green gas bottles which are used for home cooking in Jakarta, Indonesia on January 27, 2012. (Uncle Capung /Flickr)

How Much Credit for China's Rise Goes to Richard Nixon?

Chinese President Mao Zedong shake hands with Richard Nixon after their meeting in Beijing, China on February 22, 1972 during Nixon's official visit to China. (AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

In advance of a screening of a new documentary about coverage of Nixon's historic 1972 visit to China, we asked Mike Chinoy, Orville Schell and Max Frankel what that trip meant to the country's future.

Top Tweets: Twitter Users React to Censorship Announcement

Policy

Twitter announced on Thursday that it will reserve the right to "reactively withhold" tweets on a country-to-country basis. "As we continue to grow internationally, we will enter countries that have different ideas about the contours of freedom of expression," declared the official Twitter blog.

Explainer: The Political Crisis in Pakistan

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani (C) surrounded by security personnel and lawyers acknowledges the crowd as he leaves the Supreme Court after adjourning the contempt hearing in Islamabad on Jan. 19, 2012. (Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Last week, Pakistan's Supreme Court initiated proceedings to hold Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in contempt of court in connection with the government’s refusal to pursue a Swiss money-laundering investigation against President Asif Ali Zardari.

Photo (and Video) of the Day: Australia Day Showdown and India Republic Day Stunt

Multimedia

Australia Day ended up in a showdown between the prime minister and Aboriginal protestors. In India, Republic Day was celebrated with a show of its military might and cultural diversity.

Schell: Obama's China 'Drive-By'

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) listens as President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill January 24, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)
Policy

In his State of the Union address, U.S. President Barack Obama appealed to the Republican "red meat faction," but kept his China commentary discreet enough not to disrupt U.S.-China relations, writes Orville Schell.