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  • Philip Glass's Satyagraha at the Met; Tibet Rally in Union Square Paid Member

    Philip Glass's opera "Satyagraha" premiered at the Metropolitan Opera on Friday. Here's some video from it, and a review from the New York Times. For more Satyagraha events, visit the Satyagraha Forum. More »
  • Bush to attend Olympics Paid Member

    Bush will attend the Olympics, and is unlikely to skip the opening ceremonies, as several European heads of states have said they would do. Chinese President Hu Jintao says Tibet is an internal issue for China and no one else. More »
  • More on, what else? The torch Paid Member

    The U.S. has hurt China's feelings again: An indignant China said Friday the U.S. "seriously hurt the feelings of the Chinese people" when Congress passed a resolution calling on Beijing to stop cracking down on Tibetan dissent and talk to the Dalai Lama. Athletes who show support for Tibet may be expelled from the Olympics for engaging in "propaganda", according to the Times of London. More »
  • China and the IOC Paid Member

    There is some daylight between China and the IOC. How to Cook Your Life was great. Ed Brown seems like someone who could be difficult at times in the kitchen, but who isn't? And the part with the battered teapots in the end was excellent. UPDATE: "teacups" changed to teapots. The Manitoba Buddhist Temple's excellent blog has a post on this with video from, well, much closer to the actual release date of the film. More »
  • The Games Must Go On - DL Paid Member

    The Dalai Lama on the '08 Games: The Dalai Lama said Thursday that he supported Beijing’s hosting of the Summer Olympics, but he insisted that pro-Tibet demonstrators had the right to voice their opinions during the international torch relay as long as they refrained from violence. Tomorrow morning he'll speak to Ann Curry on NBC's Today Show. [Photo: Dai Kurokawa/European Pressphoto Agency] More »
  • More connections with 1936 Paid Member

    Every day brings more bad news for the beleaguered torch. Now they're saying the first torch relay was in -- you guessed it -- 1936. Gordon Brown, Britain's Prime Minister, won't attend the opening ceremonies, and Bush is said to be weighing the same thing. More »