In Asia, our hands speak another language.
The modern metropolis: a heady cocktail of sex, technology and high finance, with an undertone of sewage.
To step into an Infinity Mirror Room is to lose one’s finite self in infinite reflections. It is also to experience reality as Kusama sees it: the self as a part of the environment, not apart from it.
Oh yes, I’m going there, and it’s not what you think.
The Generic City is a city free of context, history and identity. It is a blank slate, allowing its inhabitants to make of themselves what they will.
Before panda diplomacy, there was elephant diplomacy.
Why are native fauna given the short shrift at institutions supposedly dedicated to conservation and “edutainment”?
Is the way we treat our domestic help morally defensible? We put three tai tais on the hot seat.
Cherished national symbols often have international origins, blurring the lines between what’s local/ traditional and what’s not.
Above all, Emperor Ai of Han (who ruled from 6 B.C.E.-1 C.E.) loved his retainer Dong Xian, whose father was a respected censor in…
The line between scientific and unscientific thinking is finer than we think.
Talk of communism is suddenly springing up in the most unexpected quarters.
How to be filial in an unfilial age?
Whatever Thoreauvian notions you might harbor about nature in the tropics, the truth is that the impact of human intervention is everywhere, and what you encounter is not quite natural.