Elsie Chan

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Mapping and Photographing: Seeing the Unseeable in the American Landscape

<i>As part of the enticing and varied program at this year's Photo London, over 20 world-class photographers will present their work in a series of conversations and presentations.</i><p><i>On Saturday, May 21, the eminent American photographer David Maisel will take part in a dialogue with curator William A.</i> …

New Mexico

Creative people’s brains really do work differently

What makes highly creative people different from the rest of us? In the 1960s, psychologist and creativity researcher Frank X. Barron set about finding out. Barron conducted a series of experiments on some of his generation’s most renowned thinkers in an attempt to isolate the unique spark of …

Creativity

Don't Relax: Uncomfortability Is The New Convenience

To stop humanity from turning into useless, pleasure-seeking blobs, some designers are abandoning the quest to make everything easy, and introducing a little extra difficulty into our lives.<p>When you step into the “Intervator“–a hacked elevator in Essen, Germany–and push a button for the fifth …

Text Messaging

How to Cultivate the Art of Serendipity

DO some people have a special talent for serendipity? And if so, why?<p>In 2008, an inventor named Steve Hollinger lobbed a digital camera across his studio toward a pile of pillows. “I wasn’t trying to make an invention,” he said. “I was just playing.” As his camera flew, it recorded what most of us …

The Selfish Side of Gratitude

THIS holiday season, there was something in the air that was even more inescapable than the scent of pumpkin spice: gratitude.<p>In November, NPR issued a number of brief exhortations to cultivate gratitude, culminating in an hourlong special on the “science of gratitude,” narrated by Susan Sarandon. …

Happiness

Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Student Leaders Refused Entry to Beijing

Student leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests are officially persona non grata on the Chinese mainland after they were not allowed to board a …

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Students March On Chief Executive's Residence

Activists in Hong Kong, angered by what they perceive as little progress in talks on democratic reforms with the government, marched to the home of the territory's chief executive to demand his ouster.<p>Reuters says: "Others continued to occupy main streets in the Chinese-controlled city, where they …

A Hong Kong Protest Camp Spawns Its Own Art

Now in its improbable fourth week, the main pro-democracy protest camp in Hong Kong's Admiralty district is a sort of Woodstock on the South China Sea.<p>A sea of tents, the camp teems with street art and propaganda posters. They range from sculptures and cartoons to protest banners and the "Lennon …

反佔中人士與中大學生對峙 [Anti-occupy Activists Confront Students at Chinese University of Hong Kong]

Hong Kong police use pepper spray to repel 'charging' protesters

Hong Kong's leader made it clear on Thursday the pro-democracy protests which have clogged main thoroughfares in the city for almost three weeks cannot continue.<p>C.Y. Leung told a live press conference on local television that the government was eager to resume talks with the main student group -- …

The brutal beating of a Hong Kong protester puts the city’s famed “rule of law” on trial

HONG KONG—The pro-democracy protests that have gripped Hong Kong for more than two weeks have already raised serious questions about the strength of the city’s much-vaunted “rule of law,” and who Hong Kong’s police and governing officials truly serve: Communist party chiefs in Beijing, or Hong Kong …

Hong Kong

HK police to investigate 'beating'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1116000/1116054_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524617331_d401cf7f89034b65902dad313526f5b7<p><b>The Hong Kong police department is investigating reports that officers used excessive force against pro-democracy protesters.</b><p>Local TV showed images of …

Book News: China Said To Blacklist Authors In Response To Hong Kong Unrest

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>In a move seeming designed to ramp up pressure on Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters, Chinese authorities have detained one scholar and banned the books of eight writers, according to Reuters.<p>Guo Yushan, a think-tank …

Hong Kong police clash with protesters; 45 arrested

Hong Kong police arrested 45 people before dawn Wednesday after clashing with pro-democracy protesters who had barricaded a key road near the offices of the territory's chief executive.<p>Officers used pepper spray to remove the demonstrators from the Lung Wo Road underpass and a nearby park. At an …

Hong Kong Protesters Face Off Against Police, Retake Tunnels

About 200 pro-democracy protesters were in a standoff with police near Hong Kong's government headquarters late Tuesday as the ‘Umbrella Revolution’ stalemate continued. There were tense moments when demonstrators rushed past officers to take control of twin road tunnels, prompting loud cheers as …

Hong Kong protesters block new road - video

Leung Chun-ying says Beijing will not back down on vetting his successor but election committee could be more democratic<p>Published: 21 Oct 2014<p>Twenty injured in another night of violence, threatening to undermine efforts for talks between students and government<p>Published: 19 Oct 2014<p>Police make 26 …

Hong Kong police use pepper spray to break up pro-democracy protests

Most violent clashes in a week as police in riot gear move in to open road barricaded by student demonstrators by force with a number of arrests<p>Hundreds of Hong Kong police used pepper spray on pro-democracy protesters in the early hours of Wednesday to clear a major road that had been barricaded …

IN PICTURES: A Chaotic, Violent Day In Hong Kong, As Police Clear Streets

Over the past day, police in Hong Kong have been trying to clear the streets blocked by demonstrators engaged in acts civil disobedience.<p>As NPR's Frank Langfitt described it, police played a game of whack-a-mole with protesters. They cleared streets only to have protesters erect roadblocks …

Hong Kong protests: Scuffles break out at Admiralty camp

Opponents of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong have tried to dismantle one of the main protest camps, leading to scuffles with police and activists.<p>On Monday morning hundreds of people, some wearing surgical masks, rushed the barricades set up by protesters.<p>Police formed cordons to separate …

Hong Kong's leader says protests will not sway China

<b>Hong Kong's Chief Executive CY Leung has insisted China will not change its mind on the format for elections in 2017, despite weeks of protests.</b><p>In a TV interview, he said the protests had "spun out of control" and did not rule out the use of force to end them.<p>The pro-democracy protests have brought …

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