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  • Remember Liu Si [Commentary]

    Remember Liu Si [Commentary]
    History is peppered with memorable dates, spoken so many times over that they become embedded into the tongue, words and numbers that carry their own familiarity and flavor. July Fourth, Sept. 11th. In Chinese, remembering dates is even easier — each date can be expressed simply as a combination of numbers. Wu si — five four, for the 1919 May 4th movement. Shi yi — 10 one, for October 1st, Liberation Day. Liu Si — six four, June 4th.
  • Gravity? Ha! Peking Acrobats bounce into town

    If most of us consider it an accomplishment to walk and chew gum at the same time, the Peking Acrobats are way beyond the human norm when it comes to physical dexterity. They'll demonstrate their extreme feats when appearing at a Columbia Festival of the...

    Md. alumnus Benedik's wushu fascination takes him to world championships

    Md. alumnus Benedik's wushu fascination takes him to world championships
    Justin Benedik played nearly every sport he could imagine during his youth in Calvert County. His main focus was soccer, but the 2004 Patuxent graduate also dabbled in football, tennis, golf, lacrosse and "almost everything my parents could bring me to...

    Obama-Xi summit shows the danger of personal diplomacy

    Obama-Xi summit shows the danger of personal diplomacy
    Since President Richard Nixon's visit to China in February 1972, American presidents have hoped that building personal rapport with Chinese leaders would strengthen bilateral ties and win political points at home. While Nixon's trip was a diplomatic...

    Obama builds a bridge to the 20th century

    Obama builds a bridge to the 20th century
    A few years ago, it was fashionable for Democratsto describe themselves as "members of the reality-based community." These days, it seems the foreclosure crisis has hit them so hard they've been forced to move to another neighborhood. Metaphorically,...