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The Maoism of Donald Trump

In February, 1957, eight years after the founding of Communist China and nine years prior to the Cultural Revolution, Chairman Mao Zedong made a speech at the eleventh meeting of the Supreme State Conference, entitled “On the Correct Handling of Contradictions Among the People,” that defined his …

How to Stock a Japanese Pantry: 13 Indispensable Ingredients

Perhaps you can remember the scene in the cult classic <i>The Breakfast Club</i> when Bender and Claire have a little back-and-forth over some tuna sushi rolls. "You won't accept a guy's tongue in your mouth, and you're gonna eat <i>that</i>?" he asks incredulously. Well, America, we've come a long way since 1985. …

Our Go-Tos for Vegan Recipes

Kelp caviar and avocado wontons sound so awesome… if we could just overcome the hurdle of learning to make them. Many vegan recipes just sound so time-consuming. It’s not easy to cook great-tasting meals that exclude meat, eggs, dairy products and all other animal-derived ingredients. Luckily, …

43 Cauliflower Recipes We Want to Eat All the Time

You know what's actually pretty frickin' awesome? Cauliflower.<p><b>You know what's actually pretty frickin' awesome? Cauliflower.</b> It can take on so many flavors, and goes especially great with bright, vibrant ingredients like lemon and capers. Here are over 43 recipes we wholeheartedly endorse.

Cooking

Is There a Dark Side to Those Adorable Bento Boxes?

Panda-shaped rice balls. A nori-whiskered Hello Kitty. Creatures made from hard-boiled eggs. When prepared for schoolchildren, praiseworthy bento boxes combine healthy ingredients with adorable designs.<p>But does this culture of cuteness (the Japanese call it <i>kawaii</i>) have a dark side, one in which …

15 Energy-Boosting Matcha Recipes That Aren’t a Latte

Once the excitement of the new year wears off, the rest of winter tends to be full of gloom, getting snowed in and perpetual laziness. The nutritious solution to this conundrum is a healthy dose of energy-boosting matcha green tea. The standard way to enjoy matcha in your recipes is straight up as …

Star of movie about dolphin killing detained at Tokyo airport

The star of the Oscar-winning documentary "The Cove," about a dolphin-killing village in Japan, was detained Tuesday by immigration authorities at Tokyo's Narita international airport.<p>Ric O'Barry, the former dolphin trainer for the "Flipper" TV series, said immigration officials told him he …

Women Forced to Work in Wartime Brothels Were Not Sex Slaves, Japan's Foreign Minister Says

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said on Monday that women forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War II should not be …

Lorde writes emotional open tribute to David Bowie

The news of David Bowie’s death has shaken the planet. One quick glimpse at the overrun streams of social media will confirm this. After all, where would we even be without him? With his mishmashed personas and unequivocal uniqueness, the Thin White Duke has changed pop culture so immeasurably that …

David Bowie

Beached in Brazil, a Young Penguin Finds His Human Soul Mate

Jinjing swims off for months but always returns to his widower friend; ‘like a son’<p>PROVETÁ, Brazil—On a steamy tropical island in Brazil, a tuxedoed traveler found a soul mate.<p>Why else would a penguin named Jinjing, native to chilly Patagonia roughly 2,000 miles away, keep returning to a warm …

Brazil

These 16 companies control almost everything you buy

Companies' signature brands add to their annual revenues and provide an edge to competition.<p>To determine how powerful each company is, we factored together fiscal 2014 revenue, the number of employees, and press mentions on Google News over the past year.<p>Here is a list of retail companies that own …

Google News

Gallery: 9 Japanese Vegetables You Should Know

Communists' version of China's wartime record frustrates Taiwan

Maj. Tao Shin-jun, a 97-year-old veteran of China's fight against Japan in World War II, tears up when asked about Thursday's military parade in Beijing marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the conflict. It's not that Tao is sentimental – he's angry.<p>"The Chinese Communist Party didn't defeat …

China

27 Art Destinations Around The World To Visit Before You Die

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ― Pablo Picasso

Japan revisits its darkest moments where American POWs became human experiments

One Japanese doctor has dedicated himself to ensuring the vivisection of eight US airmen by his fellow countrymen is not forgotten<p>For a while after the end of the second world war, Toshio Tono could not bear to be in the company of doctors. And the thought of putting on a white coat filled him with …

Remembrance Day

What School Lunches Around the World Look LIke

EDITOR'S NOTE: Since the publication of this article Sweetgreen released the following statement:<p><i>"These images are not intended to be exact</i> …

Revealing Photo Series Documents School Lunches Around the World

Around 32 million children in the US eat cafeteria food every weekday, and most of these students consume over half their daily calories at school. With this in mind, it's clear that school cafeterias are becoming crucial in the fight against childhood obesity. Sweetgreen–a chain of salad …

Food

Beyond the Cronut: 15 Frankenpastries to Make at Home

Cupcakes are old news. The newest sugary sensation to sweep our fair city is the Cronut -- the croissant-doughnut hybrid created by Dominque Ansel at his SoHo bakery last month. With production of the pastry limited to 300 a day, Cronut mania has created long lines and even given rise to a seedy …

Doughnuts

Caribbean's different gender gap: women rise, men stagnate

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — When the young woman was preparing to open a business in Jamaica selling pipes, vaporizers and other smoking paraphernalia, …

China seizes toilet paper bearing image of Hong Kong leader

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in southern China have seized about 8,000 rolls of toilet paper and another 20,000 packages of tissues containing …

Hong Kong

Chinese Scars Endure 70 Years After Unit 731 Liberation

<b>Harbin:</b><p>It is decades since Li Fengqin's father was cut apart by Japanese doctors at a covert base used for human experiments, but she still hopes …

China

British soldier’s unseen photos of Hong Kong 60 years ago revealed ... but can you tell where they were all taken?

A collection of rare colour photographs taken of Hong Kong in 1954 have come to light - but can you identify where in the city they were taken?<p>While …

Robyn, Avicii, more are getting their own Swedish postage stamps

Sending letters is about to get much more exciting: Max Martin, First Aid Kit, Robyn, Avicii, and Seinabo Sey will be the new faces of Sweden’s …

8 Great Logo Design Resources for Beginners

Now that you’re invested in the world of design, you’re well aware of the various specialties that exist under the umbrella of graphic design. Part …

Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami sends message backing Hong Kong protesters

Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami sent a message of encouragement to Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters in Berlin on Friday, drawing parallels …

Hong Kong

Hello Kitty Has Taken Over L.A.’s Hippest Hotel, And It Is Insane

Downtown L.A. is currently playing host to the first-ever Hello Kitty convention, the beloved Sanrio character who is definitely not a cat. In honor of the occasion, Hello Kitty Con’s official hotel partner, the Line Hotel, has decked out some of its rooms in full Hello Kitty regalia from interior …

Artist Transforms Breakup Texts Into Works Of Art

Breaking up via text isn't just bad form; it can turn into a truly surreal experience.<p>Ending an amorous relationship with an often clichéd string of characters through the internet or a mobile phone ia about as impersonal and anti-romantic as it gets. Artist Allison L. Wade explores the bizarre and …