Tag: Angela Chen
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.
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.
|Elhajj’s piece for Guernica was included for Best Sex Writing 2012.|
|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.|
|According to the Turkish government, singer Ferhat Tunc is a bad man. His crime? He sang kinda nice stuff about peace. How terrible.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.
|Twenty-five of Guernica’s most popular pieces from 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.
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.