New Zealand cartoonist Dylan Horrocks was living the dream, but it wasn’t his dream. Writing for one of the biggest comic publishers in the world in 2000, for iconic characters such as Batman, he lost his faith in storytelling and along with it, his artistic voice
Warren Maxwell is giving something back to his roots. For the past weeks the frontman for Trinity Roots and Little Bushman has been pouring concrete, knocking down walls and helping to convert two adjoining Masterton warehouses into the town’s only dedicated live music venue
Coming soon to a theatre near you: China’s Communist Party. From demanding changes in plot lines that denigrate the Chinese leadership, to dampening lurid depictions of sex and violence, Beijing is having increasing success in pressuring Hollywood into deleting movie content it finds objectionable
Justin Bieber’s label bosses reportedly gave him “a serious talking-to” amidst a host of controversies he’s involved in. The 19-year-old pop star has garnered headlines for all the wrong reasons as of late
Everybody, it seemed, had heard the stories, and could relay the same horrific details about Syrian soldiers allegedly raping women and girls with cruel impunity. There were ugly accounts, told by many refugees from the northern Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughour, some of whom had crossed into nearby Turkey, and by others who remained in a strip of Syrian territory hugging the Turkish border
In the 1997 film Seven Years in Tibet, the character of Austrian mountaineer Peter Aufschnaiter escapes an Indian POW camp and declares that he is heading for China to find work.
Cambodian and Thai troops squared-off for the fourth consecutive day on Monday, the latest in a series of deadly clashes over small but symbolically valued sections of territory along the Southeast Asian countries’ shared border. The flashpoints are two ancient temples known in Cambodia as Ta Krabey and Ta Moan, which lie 160 kilometers west of Preah Vihear, a cliff-top temple that is the focal point of the wider border dispute
U.S. Army specialist Ethan McCord was one of the first on the scene when a group of suspected insurgents was blown up on a Baghdad street in 2007, hit by 30-mm bursts from an Apache helicopter.
The Nobel committee awarded the 2009 Peace Prize to President Barack Obama Friday in a prospective, premature accolade normally reserved for those who have accomplished considerable, tangible results in the pursuit of peace. To be sure, Obama has tried to advance the cause of peace
“China is not on the Internet, it’s basically an intranet. Everything is banned by the Great Firewall,” says Sherman So, co-author of “Red Wired: China’s Internet Revolution.” With 338 million Internet users in June 2009, according to the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), China is no longer a niche market of the online industry.