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China's corruption probe bares its teeth

<b>Every Chinese republican regime and imperial dynasty has inveighed against corruption.</b><p>The impact has invariably been limited, with campaigns against graft scraping only the surface and being abandoned after a short period when a few big fish have been held up to public scrutiny and the immediate …

In Fake Universes, Evidence for String Theory

Researchers are demonstrating that, in certain contexts, string theory is the only consistent theory of quantum gravity. Might this make it …

Quantum Mechanics

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)

Add Your Ratings:<p>Rating: <b>The Good – 72.1</b> <br>Genre: <b>Martial Arts</b> <br>Duration: <b>115 mins</b> <br>Director: <b>Chia-Liang Liu</b> <br>Stars: <b>Chia-Hui Liu, Lieh Lo, Chia Yung Liu</b><p>Gordon …

Martial Arts

20 Masterpieces of Ingmar Bergman Every Movie Fan Should See

Considered by many as one of the greatest directors to ever live, to ever hold a camera or to ever peer inside the human soul. Ingmar Bergman dubbed …

The 30 Best Chinese-Language Movies of All Time

China has a proud history of filmmaking. The first Chinese film was made in 1905, ten years after the birth of film in France. In the 1920s, Chinese …

8 Reasons P.T. Anderson’s Magnolia Is Exactly Like Robert Altman’s Short Cuts

It is no secret that P.T. Anderson’s Magnolia borrows heavily from Altman’s Short Cuts. Typically with film there are subtle instances where a …

Mulholland Drive: A Dream Analysis

After an unusual The Straight Story, the master of mind-blowing surrealism, David Lynch, came out with the highly acclaimed Mulholland Drive, a …

Song Premiere: Robert Plant's Bold New Band

Of all the artists making music in the '60s and '70s and still making music today, Robert Plant continues to keep his music vital and interesting. His music with Alison Krauss in 2007 was steeped in the bluesy rock the singer does best, but it wasn't nostalgic, it was fresh. In 2010 it was <i>Band Of</i> …

10 Essential Yasujiro Ozu Films You Need To Watch

Yasujiro Ozu is known for his profound examinations of family, generational gaps, and the schism between tradition and modernity. He began his career …

Yasujiro Ozu: like Austen, he tells the same satisfying story again and again

While Godzilla is bound to be a box-office monster, this might be a good time to rediscover Japanese film's exact opposite – a minimalist master<p>Godzilla will no doubt scoff the global box office this weekend, and the roaring and gnashing of teeth on screen will find its analogue in the chaos of …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

A Guide to the Internet in China - Censorship

For foreigners visiting or living in China, the internet can be a frustrating and confusing place. Popular websites in the West are blocked in the …

Internet

Collective amnesia prevails in China 25 years after Tiananmen Square

Hu Jia is under house arrest again in Bobo Freedom City, his Beijing apartment complex, as he often is come late spring.<p>Two plainclothes officers are just downstairs, Hu says, and four or five are at the front gate; the veteran activist is allowed to go out only to see a doctor (twice a month) or …

China

Zhuangzi: Bilingual Edition, English and Chinese: 莊子 Kindle Edition

This edition of Zhuangzi features both English and Chinese side-by-side for easy reference and bilingual support. The paragraphs are numbered and …

How to use nature as the ultimate Orgasmic Aphrodesiac

Years ago when a friend told me that I could experience multi orgasmic states by connecting more to nature I was intrigued and more than a little …

A Guide to the Internet in China - Social Media

Social media is a force to be reckoned with in the 21st century, and nowhere is this more true than in China. Sure, Facebook and Twitter are blocked …

Social Media