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14 Jul 2020

Televising the American Dream 

By Claire Walla Sandy beaches and ocean waves create the back-drop for clusters of bikini-clad blondes and bare-chested boys enjoying sun and surf. Or so the story goes on popular television drama "The O.C.," referred to in some European cities as "California Teens."Though this scene…

Patient Eyes on Thai Interim Government 

By Jono Kinkade After the ousting of Thailand’s Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in the Sept. 19 coup, many people both within Thailand and its diaspora have mixed feelings as the new leadership’s reinstitution of democracy begins. Prime Minister Thaksin, the elected governmental leader in Thailand’s…

Modern China 

By Erik Oatman Since the beginning of Chinese-European trade in the 13th Century, the most densely populated country in the world has acquired and adapted to western standards of trade and business. With China becoming the next economic super-power of the world, the country has…