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Charlie Chan and stereotyping

You may not fully realize that the English word “Chinaman” not only refers to a Chinese male but is a racist term. At least for me, that was the case until I read Huang Yunte’s book “Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History.” ...

February 15, 2015, Sunday

Portrait of an inspiring woman

She is a victim of Australia’s 1930s-1940s polio epidemics; she has a house, drives a car, runs a freelance career as a visual artist, and conducts long protests against Queen Elizabeth II’s first Australian visit and a Miss Australia pageant held in Manly’s Epic Theatre. ...

February 1, 2015, Sunday

Gripping story of murder in America

The killings of unarmed black men by police in Missouri and New York have dominated recent headlines, but the slayings of black males by other blacks in the nation’s most violent ghettos still get barely...

February 1, 2015, Sunday

Writer comes home with books

Having lived in Canada for nearly 30 years, Chinese novelist Zhang Ling says she feels closer and closer to her native soil with each and every book she writes....

January 18, 2015, Sunday

Menacing, dark psychological thriller

William Heming is the proverbial quiet man — nondescript, keeping to himself, mastering “the skill of being likable, but not memorable....

January 11, 2015, Sunday

Van Gogh’s dissent into a loss of faith

When Vincent van Gogh steps off the train in the coal-mining region of Belgium known as the Borinage, his artist’s eye is immediately captivated by his surroundings....

January 11, 2015, Sunday

A window into Japan’s history

Photography is the art of capturing light with a camera, preserving a small slice of the past....

January 11, 2015, Sunday

Author Qin looks for fresh perspectives

Entertaining young minds for the past 30 years, Qin Wenjun has written more than 50 books for children....

December 28, 2014, Sunday

Joke books for children get kids laughing and parents groaning

It sounds like the usual setup for a knock-knock joke: Who is the best-selling author on Amazon....

December 28, 2014, Sunday

Funky, sexy insight into high heels

Shakespeare mentions high heels in “Hamlet,” former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg praised them and fashion designers from Dior to Manolo Blahnik have bewitched women and men with their versions....

December 21, 2014, Sunday


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