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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.

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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.

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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?

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25 Feb 2010 // 8:00 AM

LOS ANGELES — As we move toward a digitally integrated world, here is something television can learn from the Internet: the power and beauty of silence.

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Lavish extravaganza overshadowed by an athlete’s tragic death.

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SEATTLE — Presumably we could sit in our offices or our homes and stream away on the Olympics. There is a hitch, though. NBC owns the

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23 Nov 2009 // 1:05 AM

SEATTLE — The thriving black market for 2010 Winter Olympic tickets is a textbook case of supply and demand. The demand part is simple: Record numbers of

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The ‘Ol Crotchety One Kicks It Transatlantic Style

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

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25 Aug 2008 // 3:50 AM

Beijing Olympics end, and focus turns to London 2012

BEIJING—The most expensive and lavish Olympic Games in history came to a close Sunday as Beijing officially passed the Olympic flame to London, and

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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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21 Aug 2008 // 9:00 PM

Beijing 2008

Gaming should have evolved a bit over the course of the last twenty four years.

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BEIJING—Television viewers around the world are tuning into the Beijing Games in record numbers, and it’s likely to fill the coffers of the

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20 Aug 2008 // 4:50 AM

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18 Aug 2008 // 3:18 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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15 Aug 2008 // 6:05 AM

This country is crazy about table tennis

BEIJING—Historians have long marveled that the relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic China really began to defrost because of table

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BEIJING—A week into the Summer Games, athletes brim with praise for the Olympics venues, rain has mercifully cleared the skies of smog and China

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14 Aug 2008 // 10:50 AM

We’re talking Olympic TV today, because at the moment, what else is there? And the first point is the worn-out carping from sportscasters and

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14 Aug 2008 // 3:02 AM

BEIJING - Situated in the heart of Olympic complex, the Games can’t help but pass through the “Today Show” set. Of course, it is

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Double Take: 'Fantasia' Muses on Music

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"Fantasia stands alone as a virtuoso tribute to the virtuosity of its music.

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