The short third installment of Yoram Bauman’s vlog from China is well worth the watching, highlighting the tension between the “official” China and what’s really going on there. Communist Party founder Mao AND $300,000 Porsches? Yoram asks. “Do hen hao!” … Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown talks with the creators of “Parazit,” a web-based Farsi-language program that combines Iranian politics with comedy in the style of “The Daily Show,” an American political satire television show. Continue reading
The [Fed's announcement](http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2010/11/fed-slow-growth-disappointing-will-engage-in-second-round-of-quantitiative-easing.html) of another round of so-called “quantitative easing” (QE2) is much in the news. Basically, it’s an announced commitment to create $600 billion dollars or more of new “Federal reserves” – i.e., U.S. dollars – and [pump them … Continue reading
Awkwardness is the essence of “The Silent Echo Chamber,” a multi-screen video installation on display at the New Orleans Contemporary Art Center. The work is part of an ongoing project called “Nontalking Heads” by “Harry Shearer.