Mao Zedong loved to swim. In his youth, he advocated swimming as a way of strengthening the bodies of Chinese citizens, and one of his earliest poems celebrated the joys of beating a wake through the waves.
Oliver Wendell Holmes once observed that every profession is great that is greatly pursued. Boxing in the early ’60s, largely controlled by the Mob, was in a moribund state until Muhammad Ali–Cassius Clay, in those days–appeared on the scene
The ballroom on the third floor of San Francisco’s Moscone West convention center doesn’t look like special. But in recent years this nondescript hall has become the epicenter of major news about smartphones, tablets, and other cutting-edge mobile gizmos.
Representatives of deposed President Manuel Zelaya said Friday that the interim government of coup leader Roberto Micheletti has the weekend to decide whether to accept their proposal to resolve the leadership crisis.
The State Department has decided to authorize visas for a North Korean nuclear delegation so they can attend conferences in the United States later this month, a department spokesman said Friday.
When times are tough, the old business adage goes, it’s important not to look desperate. And, what with declining readership, loss of ad revenue and an increasingly crowded field of competitors, things are deeply grim for newspapers.