Eric Mazariegos

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Gender inequality is crushing China's marriage rate

One of the greatest fears of Chinese parents is coming true: China's young people are turning away from marriage. The trend is also worrying the government.<p>After a whole decade of increases in the national marriage rate, China witnessed its second year of decline in the number of newly registered …

China

Shootings expose mental health gaps

Like so many before him, the suspect in the latest Fort Hood shooting “slipped through the cracks” of the military’s mental health system.<p>And with a slew of new veterans returning from the battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan, it’s becoming clear that the system will need to be as impermeable as …

After K-Pop and shopping, drivers' licenses lure Chinese to Korea

SIHEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Chinese shoppers already have a seemingly insatiable appetite for South Korean pop music, TV dramas, cosmetics and fashion. Now they’re after another must-have item: a driver’s license.<p>Gao Yiai (C), 35, from China's Shandong province, reacts as she talks with a …

Apple sues Samsung for $2bn as tech rivals head back to court

The smartphone world's fiercest rivalry is heading back to court again this week in the heart of the Silicon Valley, as Apple and Samsung begin a new trial - accusing each other, once again, of ripping off designs and features.<p>The trial will mark the latest round in a long-running series of …

Ukraine Was Never Crazy About Its Killer Dolphins, Anyway

Covert cetacean operations have lost their luster since the Cold War.<p>Today's strangest headlines in global defense news come courtesy of the Russian news agency RIA Novosti, which reports, based on a tip from an anonymous aquarium employee, that the Russian Navy has enlisted the Ukrainian …

The Short, Serendipitous Life & Untimely Death Of Antisocial Photo-Sharing App, Rando

Almost exactly a year ago I wrote a piece about a new photo-sharing app called Rando built by a London app & design studio, ustwo, which had a colourful app release history (including the popular, psychedelic game Whale Trail). What was really exciting about Rando was not that it offered yet …

Has Google just taken over the wearables industry?

On this Friday Debate, we talk about Android Wear and what it means for the budding wearable industry.<p>Google took many by surprise this week when it announced Android Wear, a lightweight version of Android that’s designed for wearable devices, and smartwatches in particular. Android Wear will allow …

Wear OS

Ai Weiwei Gets The Shepard Fairey Treatment

Iconic L.A. street artist Shepard Fairey is expressing his love toward Chinese artist activist Ai Weiwei in the most Shepard Fairey way possible, turning Ai's beloved visage into an iconic poster.<p>The image, rendered in Fairey's classic faux-propaganda style, features Wei with a furled brow and a …

Ask the Art Professor: To What Extent Do Grades Define an Academic Career in Visual Art?

Lately, I have been receiving opinions from my peers (and even professors) that grades are irrelevant. I don't want to imply a lack of rigor or competence present at the school I attend. The school I attend is possibly the most prestigious art school in the United States, and the most selective by …