The walls are brilliant white at Today Art Museum, a contemporary art center on the eastern side of Beijing. On one Saturday in late February the sis a lively atmosphere on the second floor of the building. Sitting on plastic chairs, a few tens of people joined a talk about art and environment held by Guillermo Munro, a Mexican artist.
NEW YORK (AP) — Herbie Hancock reckons he’s performed more often in Japan than in his hometown of Chicago. The pianist will be back next month for an all-star concert at Osaka Castle Park highlighting the third annual International Jazz Day.
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The office of Cambodia’s most celebrated filmmaker is filled with books on the Khmer Rouge. On his desk, on the walls, in the filing cabinets and in every corner of Rithy Panh’s dimly lit office are memories of his country’s greatest tragedy.
In ‘Unsavory Elements’ (Earnshaw Books), traveler and photographer Tom Carter recounts the experiences of 28 foreigners ‘on the loose’ in the People’s Republic of China. Mr Carter – who has edited and partly written the book – mixes well known names, true heavyweights and more anonymous observers of China whose stories are connected by one single element: being an outsider in the former Middle Kingdom.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. author Mitch Albom has launched a drive to rebuild 10 libraries in Tacloban, a central Philippine city ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan in November.
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