| Feb 21, 2014
| 5:23 AM
BEIJING -- China on Friday urged the U.S. to cancel President Obama’s planned meeting with the Dalai Lama at the White House, saying the visit by the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader would "severely impair China-U.S. relations."
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:20 PM
WASHINGTON – President Obama welcomed the Dalai Lama to the White House on Friday, casting aside familiar objections from China in favor of a private conversation on human rights with the Tibetan spiritual leader.
The meeting was the third White...
| Sep 2, 2013
Mostly from the aggregated tweets at Jason Kottke's Stellar Interesting: Women shouldn't work outside the home. It's STEVE Jobs, not EVE Jobs....Megan Amram Nobody ever gave me NOTHIN except for the entrenched systemic advantages of my race class and...
| Nov 9, 2012
As far the Communist Party is concerned, Tibet is the happiest place in China and dissatisfaction is stirred up by outside agitators. So pronounced Tibet’s top delegates at the 18th Communist Party congress, which is convening this week in Beijing....
| Jan 23, 2013
| 8:23 AM
Martín Del Valle, un niño argentino de 5 años quien sufre de insuficiencia renal, hizo realidad su sueño de conocer a Juan Román Riquelme, su futbolista favorito del Boca Juniors.
Juan Carlos Resinos, un hispano residente en Nueva York, hizo posible...
| May 1, 2011
The Chicken Chronicles
(The New Press: 208 pp.,$21.95)
You pick up the book and you enter the slow, dazy world of the writer and her chickens. You put the book down to get something to eat and the spell is loosened. You think, "Chickens?...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 5:24 PM
Inside the main hall of the Drepung Gomang Institute, gilded statues of Buddha and brilliantly colored images of fierce deities adorn the altar. As the smell of incense wafts through the air, a Tibetan monk chants a sutra, his low tones weaving a...
| Jul 10, 2011
Paul Revere was captured on April 18, 1775, before he could warn the residents of Concord, Mass., that the British were coming. (He did make it to Lexington, Mass.)
No Revolutionary War battle was ever fought at Valley Forge, Pa., even though Gen. George...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 2:28 PM
If you want to be happy, elect your boss, take a break from your mobile phone and give to charity — that's the advice from a new global movement for happiness whose members include the Dalai Lama.
Action for Happiness was co-founded by Richard...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 7:57 AM
Travis Newbill will celebrate the release of Iron Rabbit tonight at The Bubble.
Travis Newbill lives like an artist-monk in The Bubble, the Fort Lauderdale event space and art gallery operated by long-time local promoters Garo Gallo and Yvonne...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 1:23 PM
During the winter break from high school, Tsering Kyi would spend her days tending the yak and sheep, always taking a book with her out to pasture. One of the few literate members of her family, bilingual in Chinese and Tibetan, her ambitions went far...