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Tuesday, August 7 2012

Thoughts on the Olympics, Improvisation and Jay Adams

In Olympic action we hope to see perfection. With jazz improvisation we want something beyond even that.


Sunday, August 5 2012

Standing at the Edge of a Cliff: China in Two Books

Like the scene in romantic movies where two lovers see each other from across a crowded room and begin running towards one another, culturally the US seems to be rushing towards China as fast as China is rushing towards the US.


Tuesday, July 31 2012

In Defense Of ... A Team Better Than the Original Dream Team

Maybe today's US men's basketball team couldn't take down the original Dream Team. But who's to say there couldn't ever be a better team assembled (hypothetically speaking, of course)?


Thursday, February 25 2010

Memo to NBC commentators: Silence is golden


Saturday, February 13 2010

The 2010 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony (videos)

Lavish extravaganza overshadowed by an athlete’s tragic death.


Monday, November 23 2009

Scalpers find niche in Olympic market


Thursday, October 22 2009

The ‘Ol Crotchety One Kicks It Transatlantic Style

PopMatters sends its weekly culture columnist abroad, with hopefully a one-way ticket.


Monday, August 25 2008

Beijing Olympics end, and focus turns to London 2012


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