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P.K. 14 + Xiao He: 14.Nov.09 - Washington DC

P.K. 14 + Xiao He: 14 November 2009 - Govinda Gallery, Washington DC / Chinese punks storm the American Capitol / Words and Pictures by Mehan Jayasuriya

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Running Away by Jean-Philippe Toussaint

Toussaint dives deep into how we stretch ourselves thin between places in our attempt to be with one another.

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Champions Forever: Ali—The Lost Interviews

The selling point of this release is its extras, and specifically its half hour of previously ‘lost’ interviews with Ali.

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22 Oct 2009 // 10:00 PM

Beijing Coma by Ma Jian

This book should be essential reading to students in Iran and across the world who need a manual on student activism.

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8 Oct 2009 // 3:35 AM

After the Storm

In After the Storm, the young performers embody the complications of survival, the mixed sensations of pride, worry, and hope that shape their new world after Katrina.

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Uglier Than a Monkey’s Armpit

It has been an irrepressible activity since the dawn of man: to heap insults on enemies, rivals, neighbors, and even friends. Despite the ubiquitousness of

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In Their Boots: Silent Partners

Silent Partners, like other other documentaries of In Their Boots, offers its subjects a chance to share their experiences with the current U.S. military.

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24 Jun 2009 // 10:00 PM

Mamer: Eagle

Mamer demystifies the experience of Chinese Central Asian music and keeps the beauty of the sound.

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China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province

At once intimate and devastating, China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province insists on tight framing of grieving faces.

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20 Apr 2009 // 3:00 AM

The Linguists

The young linguists here are charismatic, earnestly outgoing and even voracious when it comes to their life's work.

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9 Apr 2009 // 6:30 AM

Taboo removal: In China, tattoos make a comeback

BEIJING - While getting a tattoo in Mandarin characters may be all the rage among some Westerners, particularly basketball stars, in the ink parlors in

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25 Mar 2009 // 3:33 AM

SAN JOSE, Calif. - China, which has previously shut down video traffic on YouTube’s network without explanation, did so again Tuesday, according to Google. “

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16 Mar 2009 // 3:45 AM

Death on a Factory Farm

In exposing animal cruelty, Death on a Factory Farm inspires your outrage, a first step toward changing weak laws.

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8 Jan 2009 // 8:59 PM

Guerrilla Patton

Soderbergh's supersized retelling of the Che Guevara legend is an uncomfortable mix of war procedural and unabashed hero worship; ingenious but flawed.

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8 Dec 2008 // 4:02 AM

In Prison My Whole Life

In Prison My Whole Life works through the contexts and details of Mumia Abu Jamal's experience, connecting it to other moments in recent American history.

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‘Trouble the Water’ directors found an ideal subject for their Katrina documentary

Originally, Brooklyn-based filmmakers Carl Deal and Tia Lessin thought they’d make a post-Katrina documentary about Louisiana National Guardsmen struggling to provide disaster relief. “After

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BEIJING—The venues were great, the competition was exciting and no major international incident stained the Olympic Games that concluded here Sunday. Yet was that

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BEIJING - Seven years ago, when Beijing was awarded the 2008 Olympic Games, China set out to sow gold, following the old proverb that says, “To

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BEIJING - There’s a famous Chinese saying, first spoken by the old revolutionary Deng Xiaoping, that people here repeat all the time. It goes

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18 Aug 2008 // 4:18 AM

Time to clear the air: That’s not smog hovering over Beijing, swallowing entire office buildings like a mighty python. It’s just “a funny

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//Mixed media

Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle' - "Ooh La La"

// Sound Affects

"Lifestyle's penultimate track eases the pace and finds fresh nuance and depth in a rock classic, as Silkworm offer their take on the Faces' "Ooh La La".

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