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Photos: Beijing Snapshots

Starbucks, Celtics jerseys . . . where are we again?
I should have known that a country that vehemently denied SARS and tried to poison our pets and children might be a little less than forthcoming about the asinine, algae-scented shitshow that is the 2008 Olympics.
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  August 09, 2008

Photos: North Korea's surreal Mass Games

While everyone else watches the Olympics, Asia's weirdest sporting event transpires in the world's most secretive country
While the world’s eyes are focused on the Olympic Games in Beijing, just 500 miles away another major sporting extravaganza will kick off in the more austere communist capital of Pyongyang. The Mass Games, held twice annually in North Korea, is the most incredible spectacle to witness in the most secretive country on earth.
By MICHAEL GAO  |  September 08, 2008

China, Tibet, and the Olympics

Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman explains the Dalai Lama’s political wisdom, the myopia of the Chinese, and the essence of the Olympics
It is difficult to imagine an American — perhaps any Westerner — with a greater sympathy for, and understanding of, Tibet than scholar-activist Robert Thurman.
By PETER KADZIS  |  August 08, 2008

Chinese democracy

A field guide to oppression in the home of the 2008 summer games
With Beijing 2008 finally at hand, China’s Tibetan occupation remains Hollywood’s cause célèbre .
By ADAM MATTHEWS  |  August 08, 2008

Sharing the gold

Idiot box
Idiot box
By MATT BORS  |  August 06, 2008

[ 06/12 ]   Jill Lepore  @ Porter Square Books
[ 06/12 ]   Keane + Mystery Jets  @ House of Blues
[ 06/12 ]   Taste of Cambridge  @ University Park Common & Sidney Street
Two hot Boston broads attempt to take Beijing by storm, only to be thwarted by squat toilets, mystery meat, and tiny, spitting men.
Bye, Beijing
Ni Hao, Bitches!  |  August 27, 2008 at 7:19 AM
Creatures on a Stick
August 25, 2008 at 2:22 PM
Usain Bolt
August 22, 2008 at 1:15 PM
Here's something anti-climactic
August 19, 2008 at 4:50 PM
This Is Not The Greatest Blog In the World...
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