| Mar 20, 2011
For years, Chinese films shown in U.S. theaters have fallen into two distinct camps, both driven by largely white patrons: martial-arts movies for young men, such as Jet Li's "Hero," or critically acclaimed art-house fare, such as Kaige Chen's "Farewell...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 1:32 AM
| Jan 13, 2012
| 8:41 PM
Just after sunrise, a caravan of nearly 1,000 new cars begins streaming down the ramp of a massive cargo ship, a procession that won't end until evening.
Mercedes-Benz and BMW models go one way. Land Rovers and other models go another.
Some days, the...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 6:47 PM
Desperately lagging in the world baseball market, the Orioles are attempting to step up their international efforts, and this weekend might serve as a primary example of that change in philosophy.
An Orioles contingent — to include manager Buck...
| Jun 23, 2011
It's the poor stepchild of the baseball draft.
For years it was barely regulated, which made it ripe for abuse. And even today it remains overlooked, underpublicized and all but ignored by most fans.
Yet baseball's international signing period, which...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 8:11 PM
Editor's note: Chriss Street originally published this book review on his blog, Chriss Street and Company.
There has been nothing more cowardly in my lifetime than the American government's dysfunctional response to China's economic imperialism. The...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 10:07 AM
TORONTO — Luminato, the festival of arts, culture and ideas that just concluded in Canada's largest city, has only been held for four years. But this citywide extravaganza already attracts a collective audience in excess of 1 million and spends...
| Jul 4, 2011
| 5:00 AM
At the turn of the 20th century, Professor Woodrow Wilson said that every man sent out from a university should be a man of his nation as well as a man of his time. At the beginning of the 21st century, we can say that every person sent out from a...
| Jul 10, 2011
François Bon knows about the hidden cemetery just behind the Grande Arche, a minimalist monument to modernity that looms over France's version of Wall Street, or La Défense. The decision to surround the office buildings in one of Europe's largest...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 3:29 PM
Q. At a time of near-record food prices, Pope Benedict XVI has denounced speculation in commodities markets as “immoral” and called food and water “a basic human right.” According to the UN's Food and Agricultural Organization,...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 11:45 AM