January 20, 2014
China Lifts Ban on Lady Gaga
By Zachary Keck
Plus, President Xi Jinping will attend the Sochi Olympics in Russia. Monday China links.
September 19, 2013
Mermaids of Asia: Dugongs, Dragon Wives and the Deep
Although the mermaid mythos is normally thought to be Western, it runs deep in Asia too.
September 10, 2013
Miss World 2013: Indonesia’s Religious Intolerance and Bikinis
The cultural clash over Miss World 2013 highlights the polarization of Indonesian society.
February 01, 2013
Miss Universe Pageant for Indonesia?
The intrepid Puteri Indonesia Foundation is talking up the possibility of hosting Miss Universe in Indonesia.
May 10, 2012
Lady Gaga: Threat to Kids?
Indonesia’s Islamic Defenders Front says Lady Gaga threatens morality. The government should ignore it.
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