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Two years in, what's the Mayor Wu's  ? https://bit.ly/48WfyMi
01/15/2024

Two years in, what's the Mayor Wu's ? https://bit.ly/48WfyMi

Michelle Wu’s campaign for mayor in 2021 promised sweeping environmental legislation, action on the tent encampment at Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard and reformations to the public transport system. In the two years since she took office, Wu has taken steps to address these issues....

The past, present and potential future of Thailand’s “Boys’ Love” series https://bit.ly/42HkwcP
05/16/2023

The past, present and potential future of Thailand’s “Boys’ Love” series https://bit.ly/42HkwcP

Origins of BL Series: Japan to Thailand Boys’ Love, commonly refered to as “BL,” is a genre of romantic drama the usually takes form of novels, manga, anime, movies or TV series. The origin of the genre can be traced back to 1970s Japan and was primarily written and consumed by straight women....

03/22/2023

Thu: "Reporting in a world gone mad." Reporters talk about international reporting. Guests: Dan Lothian, The World; Freddy Wheeler, international photojournalist. *Thurs*, 4 pm, Northeastern U. Free -- Register now! .

Thu: "Reporting in a world gone mad." Reporters talk about international reporting. Guests: Dan Lothian, The World; Fred...
03/22/2023

Thu: "Reporting in a world gone mad." Reporters talk about international reporting. Guests: Dan Lothian, The World; Freddy Wheeler, international photojournalist. *Thurs*, 4 pm, Northeastern U. Free -- Register now!

In person, Thursday, March 23, 4-5:30 p.m. Northeastern University in Boston Curry Building, room 440 (campus map: https://bit.ly/NU_campus) Or you can Zoom: https://bit.ly/NU_World

03/21/2023

"Reporting in a world gone mad." Reporters talk about international reporting. Guests: Dan Lothian, The World; Freddy Wheeler, international photojournalist. *Thurs*, 4 pm, Northeastern U. Free -- Register now! https://bit.ly/3mVNIgc

Free event: Reporting in a world gone mad: Reporters talk about international reporting today. Panel discussion: Dan Lot...
03/20/2023

Free event: Reporting in a world gone mad: Reporters talk about international reporting today. Panel discussion: Dan Lothian, The World; Freddy Wheeler, international photojournalist. Thurs, 4 pm, Northeastern U. Register now! https://bit.ly/3mVNIgc

Thursday, March 23, 4-5:30 p.m. Northeastern University in Boston Curry Building, room 440 (campus map: https://bit.ly/NU_campus)

03/16/2023

St. Patrick's Day is tomorrow -- but the odd reason you will never see Chinese people wear a green hat on that day (or any other day) http://bit.ly/2ZwbZdU

03/14/2023

St. Patrick's Day is coming -- but the odd reason you will never see Chinese people wear a green hat on that day (or any other day) http://bit.ly/2ZwbZdU

03/11/2023

St Patrick's Day is coming -- but the odd reason you will never see Chinese people wear a green hat on that day (or any other day) http://bit.ly/2ZwbZdU

02/24/2023

Like datavis? Like hackathons? Let's combine then & have a blast. Sat March 11 . baseballhackday.com/boston

St Patrick's Day is coming -- but the odd reason you will never see Chinese people wear a green hat on that day (or any ...
02/24/2023

St Patrick's Day is coming -- but the odd reason you will never see Chinese people wear a green hat on that day (or any other day) http://bit.ly/2ZwbZdU

In Boston, everything turns green on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. People drink green beer, green milkshakes and wear green clothes too. This means that many people will celebrate the day by wearing green hats — everything from green leprechaun hats to green baseball hats. But you will most defin...

The quiet sadness & incalculable cost of losing your native   http://bit.ly/3xA3102
02/24/2023

The quiet sadness & incalculable cost of losing your native http://bit.ly/3xA3102

I speak like a 3-year-old. That’s usually how I’ll respond when somebody asks how well I speak Bahasa Indonesia—or, Indonesian. It’s always embarrassing to say, but it’s the most accurate description of my skill. Although both my parents are fluent in Bahasa, their native language, I only ...

The Last Kings of Shanghai: The Rival Jewish Dynasties That Helped Create Modern China http://bit.ly/3xCkzJi
02/20/2023

The Last Kings of Shanghai: The Rival Jewish Dynasties That Helped Create Modern China http://bit.ly/3xCkzJi

When one leaves the Cathay hotel on Shanghai’s famous waterfront, the majesty of the legacy of China’s two great Jewish dynasties is at its most visible and glamorous. Professor Kaufman talked about his book “The Last Kings of Shanghai: The Rival Jewish Dynasties That Helped Create Modern Chin...

(Really liked this!) Afghanistan & Conflict: A Personal Story http://bit.ly/3RQ3BjW
02/10/2023

(Really liked this!) Afghanistan & Conflict: A Personal Story http://bit.ly/3RQ3BjW

Life is fundamentally a different set of struggles and travels for each of us. I’ve always wondered about my people: who are we, where have we come from, where are we heading, and who or what is preventing us from achieving our goals? My entire existence has revolved around conflict since I was bo...

“O***m: The Business of Addiction” is an exhibit at Forbes Museum in Milton, Massachusetts. A number of famous Boston Br...
02/10/2023

“O***m: The Business of Addiction” is an exhibit at Forbes Museum in Milton, Massachusetts. A number of famous Boston Brahmin families benefitted from the infamous trade, according to the exhibit. http://bit.ly/3WU80Tw

It’s an unsavory history, not often dwelled upon in Western history books. In the 1800s, international traders – many from Boston – sold o***m to the Chinese in exchange for tea, silk and porcelain. For those New England families, and others in countries such as England and France, it was a lu...

02/10/2023

India's censorship question: PM Modi vs BBC and it's 2-part documentary on violent, religion-based riots http://bit.ly/3RLz8mN

The reality of today's life in  : Dollars in the stores & 'it's all makeup' http://bit.ly/3DXfajw
02/09/2023

The reality of today's life in : Dollars in the stores & 'it's all makeup' http://bit.ly/3DXfajw

Vacations in Venezuela are not that simple. Despite feeling excited to return, I recognize that the blissful ignorance of family and memories cover the harsh reality. I’m often asked, “Do you miss Venezuela?” Part of me does, but part of me doesn’t. Like many other Venezuelan immigrants, my ...

Has Reporting on Mass Death and War Become too Casual? -- Commentary in Global Observer http://bit.ly/3WRcavB
02/03/2023

Has Reporting on Mass Death and War Become too Casual? -- Commentary in Global Observer http://bit.ly/3WRcavB

It seems that the U.S. has been at war throughout most of history. In fact, it’s been at war for more than 92 percent of the time since its birth as a country in 1776. This includes conflicts that the U.S. has been an active member in and situations of foreign intervention in which the...

Boston’s Crowded Chinatown for Lunar New Year Festivities Offers Promise for Year of the Rabbit http://bit.ly/3HL5UkF Gl...
02/03/2023

Boston’s Crowded Chinatown for Lunar New Year Festivities Offers Promise for Year of the Rabbit http://bit.ly/3HL5UkF
Global Observer

Thousands gathered for Boston Chinatown’s annual Lunar New Year festival on Sunday Jan. 29, as colorful processions of performers filled the streets and storefronts of the neighborhood. Local officials including Mayor Wu were in attendance, as residents and visitors hope for a lucky new year of su...

02/02/2023

International, domestic students share: “What are you most afraid of?” -- Global Observer http://bit.ly/3HSr9B6

Boston’s Crowded Chinatown for Lunar New Year Festivities Offers Promise for Year of the Rabbit http://bit.ly/3HL5UkF   ...
02/01/2023

Boston’s Crowded Chinatown for Lunar New Year Festivities Offers Promise for Year of the Rabbit http://bit.ly/3HL5UkF

Thousands gathered for Boston Chinatown’s annual Lunar New Year festival on Sunday Jan. 29, as colorful processions of performers filled the streets and storefronts of the neighborhood. Local officials including Mayor Wu were in attendance, as residents and visitors hope for a lucky new year of su...

The Business of Addiction: O***m, China Trade & the Forbes Family Fortune http://bit.ly/3WU80Tw Global Observer   ***mwa...
01/31/2023

The Business of Addiction: O***m, China Trade & the Forbes Family Fortune http://bit.ly/3WU80Tw Global Observer ***mwar Forbes House

It’s an unsavory history, not often dwelled upon in Western history books. In the 1800s, international traders – many from Boston – sold o***m to the Chinese in exchange for tea, silk and porcelain. For those New England families, and others in countries such as England and France, it was a lu...

Has Reporting on Mass Death and War Become too Casual? -- Commentary in Global Observer http://bit.ly/3WRcavB     ️
01/31/2023

Has Reporting on Mass Death and War Become too Casual? -- Commentary in Global Observer http://bit.ly/3WRcavB

It seems that the U.S. has been at war throughout most of history. In fact, it’s been at war for more than 92 percent of the time since its birth as a country in 1776. This includes conflicts that the U.S. has been an active member in and situations of foreign intervention in which the...

WorldBoston panel on US/MEX/CAN relationship – Global Observer http://bit.ly/3JpPJe1
01/27/2023

WorldBoston panel on US/MEX/CAN relationship – Global Observer http://bit.ly/3JpPJe1

The latest WorldBoston event showed that America’s geographically closest allies have a quiet confidence in its foreign policy agenda. WorldBoston is a global affairs counsel and has been a convener on international topics at the intersection of the relationship between Boston and the world for de...

International Students Discover Passion for Ice   – Global Observer
01/20/2023

International Students Discover Passion for Ice – Global Observer

“Let’s go Huskies! Let’s go Huskies!” If you ever visit Matthews Arena for a hockey game, you will always see a group of Chinese students cheering for the athletes. Ice hockey is a sport with violent collisions and fast movements. The athletes are flying on the ice and you may lose where the...

Interesting piece on not accepting limitations: “Even if you can’t hear the music, you can still dance to your heartbeat...
12/16/2022

Interesting piece on not accepting limitations: “Even if you can’t hear the music, you can still dance to your heartbeat,” says deaf hip-pop dancer John Ying -- only in The Scope

The label of disability places unnecessary limits on what people with disabilities can do. John Ying decided to ignore such stereotypes, along with the word “can’t.”

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