| Jun 22, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Ai Weiwei marked a year on Thursday since he was released from imprisonment, saying that he is still forbidden from traveling abroad and continues to face pressure from the Chinese government. The outspoken artist was placed in secret detention last...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 2:47 PM
With high temperatures soaring above 90 degrees across the Baltimore region in recent weeks, it wouldn't be surprising to see high school students relaxing in their air-conditioned homes for the entire summer, playing video games and other indoor...
| Nov 17, 2012
"If I were a horse, someone would shoot me out of compassion," I said to no one in particular. I was lying on the living room floor seeking relief from an aching back. Two months earlier, clear air turbulence had nearly ended my career as an L.A.-based...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 12:45 PM
Connecticut is experiencing a Japanese renaissance. That's easy to see in greater Hartford, where a Hibachi restaurant just moved into Prospect Plaza, Umi in Blue Back Square has brought conveyor belt sushi to the region, and the line at Ichiban was...
| Nov 25, 2012
In recent decades, China has transformed its economy into a powerhouse. Yet the communist country has doubled down on repression of its citizens. Enter Xi Jinping, who took over this month as China's leader. Few are expecting immediate reforms from this...
| Mar 14, 2012
First, the good news. The economic pie is growing again. Growth in the fourth quarter last year hit 3 percent on an annualized rate. February's 227,000 net new jobs marks the third month in a row of job gains well in excess of 200,000.
Here's the bad...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 2:18 PM
Japanese cultural exchange student Minami Tajima remembers one of her first visits to an American restaurant. She and about two dozen other students from Japan visited Anne Arundel County last year, and after she befriended Arundel High School student...
| Apr 1, 2012
As the wife of an ambitious politician, Pat Nixon had her hands full. Besides keeping up with Richard Nixon's various political incarnations, she had a household to run and two daughters to raise.
But as a new exhibit on the centennial of her birth at...
| Dec 28, 2010
Departure: Actress Natalie Mendoza is said to be leaving Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" on a permanent basis after suffering a concussion backstage. (New York Times) Commemoration: China has begun work on a museum in the southwestern...
| Apr 5, 2011
Mark Swed reviews Yo-Yo Ma with the Silk Road Ensemble at Walt Disney Concert Hall...
| Apr 8, 2011
Museums back petition demanding release of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei...