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Not Lost in Translation
April 27, 2011
Not Lost in Translation
Kyung-Sook Shin’s latest novel has hit it big in the US. So why has ‘Please Look After Mom’ been so successful?
Not Lost in Translation
June 21, 2010
Muslim Women Reformers
Muslim reformers who risk persecution, death – in a groundbreaking new anthology.
Muslim Women Reformers
The Perfect Partner
June 04, 2010
The Perfect Partner
A new book by two Australian women shows fabulous new ways to enjoy wine with food.
The Perfect Partner
May 13, 2010
Vietnam: Still Rising Dragon
Author of new book finds inspiration (and censorship) in the noisy and vibrant country.
Vietnam: Still Rising Dragon
Vietnam: Rising Dragon
April 13, 2010
Vietnam: Rising Dragon
A new book says, whatever happens in Vietnam next won’t be dull.
Vietnam: Rising Dragon
February 12, 2010
Flavours of Asia
Acclaimed chef and restaurateur Mai Pham was born in Vietnam, raised in Thailand and moved to the US-where she currently resides-with her family back in 1975. And despite having started her professional career as a TV reporter, she eventually turned
Flavours of Asia
December 16, 2009
Dear Santa: A Wish List Item
On Sunday I celebrated Hanukkah for the first time–mostly by eating too many hot-off-the-grill homemade latkas. My point is that these days, I don’t tend to adhere to any one particular holiday’s customs. And so with Christmas fast approaching, I’m
Dear Santa: A Wish List Item
December 15, 2009
Charismatic Author of Upcoming Rock & Roll Jihad
I didn’t know there was a ‘Pakistani U2,’ but according to my recent research into the region there is, and it’s rock and roll band Junoon. Although the group has been in hiatus since 2005, it’s still arguably one of the most popular and influential
Charismatic Author of Upcoming Rock & Roll Jihad
December 07, 2009
A New Must-Read
I’ve got a poinsettia on my desk, and the pressure not to let this year’s die of negligence is pretty high. It’s the least I can do for a plant that serves as a positive daily reminder of a certain celebratory time of the year that is fast approachin
A New Must-Read
December 04, 2009
Sky Mirror Revisited
;A new book on artist Anish Kapoor, published by the (never-disappointing) Phaidon company, is out now. Simply titled Anish Kapoor, the hefty monograph covers over 30 years of the acclaimed sculptor’s work brought to life by hundreds of color photos.
Sky Mirror Revisited
November 30, 2009
The Gastronomic Godzilla that is Tokyo
According to one of the world’s top culinary authorities, Tokyo is now the gourmet capital of the world. The Michelin Guide 2010, released this month, gave restaurants in Japan’s capital a collective 261 stars (with 11 establishments receiving the ma
The Gastronomic Godzilla that is Tokyo
October 26, 2009
Egg on Mao
It was the striking picture of Mao Tse-Tung–with ‘slashes’ of black paint across his face–that caught my eye as I was perusing the CS Monitor this morning. And I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the image is actually from the cover of the
Egg on Mao
October 26, 2009
Egg on Mao
Egg on Mao
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