This is Reiwa – an index of new, of emeritus and enthroned, of past and present – a new Emperor, but the same old. I wasn’t in Japan when we changed eras. I was in Korea and it was through Korean news I watched the ascension of the Emperor and Empress. In Korea, they refer to […]
The story of Lady Meng Jiang tells us a lot about China.
These days, Amsterdam is known as haven for human rights and open-minded people. The Netherlands was the first country to allow same-sex marriage, in 2001, and it had been known as a city of come-as-you-are inclusiveness for decades before that. As you might imagine, it wasn’t always that way.
After finishing historical analyses of all the main games of the AC games up to ORIGINS, obviously next on the list was Odyssey. But I've delayed exploring this. There are three reasons: The Peloponnesian War and the entire history and period leading to it is stuff I am not familiar with in depth. So I […]
Written by Benedict Rogers. On Radio Taiwan International I was asked if Xi’s China is night and Taiwan is day, what is Hong Kong? “Dusk”, I replied. I can only hope that the sun will rise again in Hong Kong, that daylight will emerge in mainland China, and that all of us who cherish freedom and democracy will defend Taiwan.
View from a highway rest stop east of Ravensthorpe, Western Australia. In Kim Scott’s Taboo, the landscape becomes a narrator. Chris Fithall/flickr, CC BY Julienne van Loon, RMIT University Why do we tell stories, and how are they crafted? In this series, we unpick the work of the writer on both page and screen. The […]
Pastor Anthony Thompson faced the most unthinkable circumstance on June 17, 2015, when he learned that his wife, Myra, was one of the nine African-American victims gunned down by a white shooter during a Bible study at Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina.
Syrian ambassador to the United Nations Dr. Bashar Jaafari delivered yet another speech at the UNSC yesterday evening confronting the shameless hyenas about the situation in Idlib, exposing their government destructive role and crimes against humanity in the War Of Terror waged against the Syrian people. The following is the full statement in Arabic with […]
It is possible that a tourist boom will last for generations involved with beloved movies filmed in your state. While many films have been made under controlled steering in California, the ones that are shot on site often have more character. Thanks to tax breaks contributed by many of the states to film makers, it […]
I’ll start with another self-reference, from last month. Napoleon Bonaparte OK. Looks like I was wrong! Well, not Wrong but a bit arse-about-face as the saying goes (?) :o) It looks like Napoleon was Destroying the Truth!! The pyramids etc from NC via google-ation with all it’s weird words… “In addition […]