How Japan's art inspired the West

Aug 14, 2014

How Japan's art inspired the West

by Jeff Michael Hammond

In the decades after Japan was forcibly opened to large-scale international trade in the early 1850s, a fever spread across Europe for items from the exotic country: its textiles, ceramics, paper fans, woodblock prints and more. Meanwhile, the term “Japonism” was coined to describe ...

Apr 26, 2012

Wide range of views on afterlife

Regarding Dipak Basu’s April 19 letter, “Buddhist explanation for flaws“: The idea that telling parents that their child is not looking down on them from heaven is “cruel” is Basu’s opinion, and he is entitled to it. However, others would argue that sometimes one ...

Mar 18, 2011

Disaster clobbers a helper

by Kanayo F. Nwanze, Martin Parry, David Rising, Stephanie Pertuiset, Maria Sheah, Jamie F. Metzl, David Gordon, Jerry Z. Muller, Timothy Cox, Lakhdar Brahimi, Carol Mann, Michael J. Boskin, Lester Tenney, Chris Patten, Pamela Cox, George Akerlof, Mkhaimar Abusada, and John J. Metzler

NEW YORK, UNITED NATIONS — The massive earthquake and tsunami that rocked and ravaged large parts of northern Japan have caused near apocalyptic devastation to the land and the environment. The 9.0-magnitude shock, the largest ever recorded in the earthquake-prone country, was brutally magnified ...