Tag: Angela Chen
Angela Chen: Ai Weiwei Still Isn’t SorryJuly 2012
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is now as notorious for his political actions as for his work. Alison Klayman’s new documentary, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, shows that his originality comes precisely from combining the two.
Wuer Kaixi: Returning Home—Or NotMay 2012
Dissident Wuer Kaixi talks about fellow activist Chen Guangcheng, his own attempt to return to China, and his continued hope for “counter-talk” with the regime that exiled him.
Guernica Contributor Tim Elhajj to Participate in Reading for Best Sex Writing 2012March 2012
|Elhajj’s piece for Guernica was included for Best Sex Writing 2012.|
Angela Chen: Republican Party Responds to Professor’s Criticism by Trying to Get Hold of His EmailsMarch 2011
|The Wisconsin Republican Party wants copies of Professor William Cronon’s emails. His crime? He wrote them an open letter that wasn’t wholly congratulatory.|
Angela Chen: Turkish Singer & Unrepentant Peacenik Ferhat Tunc Harassed By GovernmentFebruary 2011
|According to the Turkish government, singer Ferhat Tunc is a bad man. His crime? He sang kinda nice stuff about peace. How terrible.|
Angela Chen: Why I’m Not Intimidated By “Tiger Mom” Amy Chua’s Frighteningly Accomplished DaughtersJanuary 2011
|For me, all this tiger parent business started before Amy Chua’s article. It started when I was rejected from Yale—something Chua’s daughter will never experience— and wondered for the first time if it’s better to have choices, even if you sometimes make the wrong ones.|
Angela Chen: In Which Okey Ndibe Learns He’s Been Blacklisted From His Native CountryJanuary 2011
|A day after being detained at the Nigerian airport, critic Okey Ndibe learned that it was all an accident, just a little misunderstanding over the issue of that pesky enemies list with his name on it.|
Angela Chen: How Nigeria’s President Plans to Steal the April ElectionJanuary 2011
|Here’s a deliciously ironic turn of events: First, columnist Okey Ndibe criticizes the Nigerian government for human rights and elections breaches. Then, the Nigerian government arrests him because they’re tired of his criticism. Next up, election in April.|
Rec Room: Angela Chen: Different TrainsJanuary 2011
|Steve Reich’s Different Trains holds the distinctions both of having won a Grammy and of supposedly making a YouTube commentator nearly vomit with fear. It’s frightening music, combining a Psycho-like violin motif and engine noises to evoke one of the greatest
tragedies in history. And the music does, without mercy.
Angela Chen: Guernica’s Top 25 of 2010December 2010
|Twenty-five of Guernica’s most popular pieces from 2010.|
Rec Room: Angela Chen: Letters of NoteOctober 2010
Luddites, rejoice. Letters of Note is a glimpse into the lives of famous historical figures, and an homage to their low-tech means of expression.
Rec Room: Angela Chen: Frontal CortexSeptember 2010
The Frontal Cortex blog analyzes the intersection of science and modern society and answers the kinds of questions that people often think about in passing.