I am currently reporting a story on the Indonesian response to the astonishing new film, The Act of Killing. Director Joshua Oppenheimer worked on the film for nearly a decade and has called this work, “a documentary of the imagination.”
Monthly Archives: March 2013
Family Common Eats
In the winter of 2005, I took a job as a research reporter for the New York Times Beijing bureau. The capital was blustery and bitter cold, coming off another long haul winter. A fresh round of yellow dust kicked up across the city. Via The Farmer General, read more
The Teacher is Present
My first job out of college, more or less, was teaching English at a University in Beijing. Even though I had galloped into town astride the great horse that is Princeton in Asia, I was way off course.
The Cold War Within
“It wasn’t just the strange chance this expat took, which could have just as easily been seen as a weird or deranged little lie a man a bit too far from home might feel at liberty to tell. No.”
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet James Merrill, who was born on this day in New York in 1926. Merrill was the son of financier Charles Merrill, founder of the brokerage Merrill-Lynch.