Alright, I have to concede, after a few days of reflection, that I might have been a bit too harsh on Sharon Stone. Some of the commentators, both on this blog and else where, have suggested/recommended leaving her alone for it was not worth the ink (or the LCD backlight decay) to argue over her remarks. I see the wisdom of such perspectives now. All I really should have … [Read more...] about Lesson on physics: a stone sinks deeper if it keeps on digging
A volunteer has posted a gorgeous collection of images of the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake on Tianya. There are equally beautiful stories attached to these images, but I can't possibly translate them all. Tens of thousands of average citizens have driven into the disaster zone, bringing food, water, and moral support. There has been so much traffic that tourist style … [Read more...] about Signs from the front lines
This touching blog entry was referred to us by long-time reader Bing Ma Yong. Thanks, BMY. After interviewing on the front lines for more than 10 days, I've seen too much tragedy, I've witnessed too many touched moments, I've seen too many shocking pictures. But there is one more thing that has really moved me with an indescribable sense of sadness mixed with pride: the … [Read more...] about Farmers Laboring In the Rubble
Roland at ESWN provides this translation of an excellent Southern Metropolis story about the local government's promises to fully investigate school collapses in the area. Many Chinese netizens in recent days have aimed a flood of scorn and vitrol towards local Mianyang party secretary Jiang Guohua, accusing him of being involved in local corruption, and then trying to cover … [Read more...] about School collapses: local government promises "answers within one month"
While being interviewed at the Cannes film festival, Sharon Stone shared some candid words on her reactions to the Sichuan earthquake, which to date is estimated to have killed more than 80,000 (including confirmed fatalities and those missing) and left millions homeless. I would strongly urge everyone to listen for yourself at this YouTube link. The following is a transcript I … [Read more...] about Sharon Stone reveals her dark basic instinct