M Walsh

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The Suicide Catcher

In the rapidly modernizing, constantly churning city of Nanjing, China, there is a legendary bridge, four miles long, where day after day, week after week, the desperate and melancholy and tormented come to end their lives. Most end up in the Yangtze River, 130 feet below. But some do not meet …

A portrait of Europe’s white working class

Sixty-odd years ago, May Snowden moved into the comfortable, green, working-class neighbourhood of Higher Blackley, in north Manchester. She had two …

Mental Health

Penetration Sports

I lived in the southwestern German state of Baden-Württemberg for thirteen years and it can fairly be said that I was outdoors a lot. But only once …

Evan Osnos - Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China | Politics and Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse

$27.00<p><b>ISBN:</b> 9780374280741<p><b>Availability:</b> Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days<p><b>Published:</b> Farrar Straus Giroux - May 13th, 2014

The New Face of Heroin

The explosion of drugs like OxyContin has given way to a heroin epidemic ravaging the least likely corners of America - like bucolic Vermont, which …

Where You Are: Cartography as Wayfinding for the Soul

Humanity has had a long and obsessive relationship with maps as sensemaking tools serving such diverse purposes as propaganda, imaginative interpretation, emotional memory, and timekeeping. Far from the precise navigational tools they once were, maps have now blossomed into masterworks of artful …

27 Things You'll Never Forget If You Were A Teenage Girl In Taiwan

We're nostalgic too. Especially for our blinged-out cell phones and milk tea stands.

Weekend Reading: Oral History and a Chinese “Role Model”

With both Sunday’s big game and the Olympics approaching, another sporting event comes to mind: the Self-Transcendence 3100, profiled by Sam Shaw in an odd and satisfying <i>Harper’s</i> article, from 2007, “Run Like Fire One More.” The world’s longest footrace—three thousand one hundred miles—it is run …

A Moral Equivalent of Football?

Neither book seemed promising. Nicholas Dawidoff’s <i>Collision Low Crossers</i> recounts being embedded for most of 2010 with the New York Jets, of all …

An oral history of Hoop Dreams, 20 years after its première

In January 1994, a group of filmmakers from Chicago went to the Sundance Film Festival to accomplish the impossible, by selling a three-hour …

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The 50 best Android apps of 2013

The top entertainment, lifestyle, children's, productivity and social apps for Android smartphones and tablets this year<p>Google ended 2013 with more than a million Android apps on its Google Play store, and a commanding share of the smartphone market – as well as rapidly-rising tablet sales.<p>It was a …

The Year in Chinese Science—And Science Fiction

In 2013 China joined the short list of countries who have landed on the moon, but Chinese science fiction had been dreaming of just that for decades. …

31 Delicious Low-Carb Breakfasts For A Healthy New Year

It's time to kick that bagel-a-day habit.

'Ants Act as Both a Fluid and a Solid'

The physics of ants could inspire robots, roads, and even bridges.<p>John Mooallem's crazy <i>Times Magazine</i> story about crazy ants (yep, "that’s their actual name") has rightfully spawned some public fascination with the insects that are terrorizing large swaths of the country. But scientists—especially …

Favorite Books of 2013

[#image: /photos/590951bb1c7a8e33fb38a4d0]<p>I was excited, this year, to read the work of Elena Ferrante. This reclusive Italian novelist (she writes pseudonymously, and does not make public appearances) is a savage talent. Her formidable novel “<b>Days of Abandonment</b>” tells the story of an Italian …

Why Your Name Matters

In 1948, two professors at Harvard University published a study of thirty-three hundred men who had recently graduated, looking at whether their names had any bearing on their academic performance. The men with unusual names, the study found, were more likely to have flunked out or to have …

Being Nice Isn’t Really So Awful

The sensation of the literary Internet last week was a long essay published on Gawker by the Web site’s features editor, Tom Scocca. It is, Scocca makes clear at the outset, nothing at all like the short, newsy posts typical of Gawker. Scocca describes himself as the kind of person who re-reads …

JSTOR's Hidden Power

Training students to be attentive and discriminating in their use of sources is difficult and time-consuming. It is enormously tempting to say “just use Project Muse and JSTOR articles” and be done with it.<p>Few people outside of academia had heard of JSTOR, an aggregator and distributor of digital …

Airships

Since the 1850s, engineers have been experimenting with powered lighter-than-air flight, essentially balloons with steering and propulsion. Like other early aeronautical experiments, the trial-and-error period was lengthy and hazardous. Dirigibles (with internal support structures) and blimps …

Inside the world of China's "shadow banks"

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A Century of American Dreams and Nightmares of China

Jeffrey Wasserstrom is Chancellor’s Professor of History at University of California Irvine and author of <i>China in the 21st Century: What Everyone</i> …

Finding roots|Life

An academic says his research sheds light on the link between contemporary Chinese society and the country's agrarian past. Sun Ye reports.<p>Critic and …

The Useless Tree

Bo Xilai has been given life in prison. Although we all knew that Bo would be found guilty, I must say I am a bit surprised at the severity of the …

Ai Weiwei on China’s Trial of the Century

Aug. 27 (Bloomberg) -- The just-concluded trial of Bo Xilai will be remembered as one of the most critical political milestones in contemporary …

China’s Rule-of-Law Trial

The unusual trial of Bo Xilai and China’s crackdown on both corruption and press freedom reveal a confused and conflicted leadership, says CFR’s …

Chinese Professor Suspended for Teaching Constitutionalism · Global Voices

An outspoken law professor was suspended in China from his teaching position for teaching and writing articles about constitutionalism.<p>In June 2013, …

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