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Image-flip for male rhythmic gymnasts

| Aug 17, 2013

Image-flip for male rhythmic gymnasts

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Smirks and snickering tend to greet any mention of “men’s rhythmic gymnastics,” as the phrase conjures up images of chaps in tights prancing around swinging ribbons or clutching squeezy balls to their chests like the sport’s female exponents. That couldn’t be further from the ...

Seven years on, and everyone's itching for more

Aug 10, 2013

Seven years on, and everyone's itching for more

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To date, including his all-male production of “The Merchant of Venice” that’s set to run next month at Sainokuni Saitama Arts Theater outside Tokyo, Yukio Ninagawa will have staged 29 of the 38 plays attributed to William Shakespeare — and his ambition to direct ...

Exclusive: Red Hat's lethal Okinawa smokescreen

Jul 27, 2013

Exclusive: Red Hat's lethal Okinawa smokescreen

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In July 1969, a leak of chemical weapons on Okinawa sickened more than 20 U.S. soldiers and laid bare one of the Pentagon’s biggest Cold War secrets: the storage of toxic munitions outside of continental United States. Public outrage following the Okinawa accident forced ...

Gender bending in Japan

Jul 13, 2013

Gender bending in Japan

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Do our genitals define us? Increasingly, they do not. Is sexuality more complicated than male/female? Increasingly, it is. Or maybe not increasingly: Maybe the only thing that’s changed over the ages is how much of our true selves society lets us show. The Bible, ...

May 12, 2013

Trendsetting U.S. craft beers pour into Germany

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Almost 65 years after Allied planes flew Western supplies into blockaded Berlin, a new American import is arriving by air: craft beer. The beer is being flown in due to a new surge of German interest in American brewing that’s upending a centuries-old relationship ...