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ANCIENT COUNTRY CHANGES RAPIDLY

ANCIENT COUNTRY CHANGES RAPIDLY

PEOPLE BUY NEW THINGS CHINA – If you have eyes or ears, you’re no doubt familiar with the rumor: China is changing. The Western media teems with tales of the massive nation’s development – the qualities of a rising middle class; the plight of the poor rural folk left behind; the corruption that chews its […]


Corn Juice for the Masses

Corn Juice for the Masses

Stuff People Ingest Voluntarily episode 31 Before you start accusing us of focusing on the poor, fading laundry as part of our own Antonioni scheme to sabotage the world’s image of an entire nation, let us be clear: we are more interested in the one small bright square so carefully preserved like some tiny peep […]


Possibility: a fable

Two men sit upon the yellowing grass. They gaze out upon the distant hillside, the calm pond, the trees. “Such a beautiful place,” says the left man. “Always has been.” “Since time began.” The right man says, “There are so many possibilities in a place like this.” “Flowers.” “Fruits and berries.” “Thoughts and dreams.” They […]