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48 articles published


Editorials May 23, 2017

Iran's Rouhani wins a second term

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is no Western-style liberal but he understands that Iran's best hope rests on reintegration into the region and the world.

Kaikei: the name behind the gods

Art May 23, 2017

Kaikei: the name behind the gods

by Matthew Larking

Kamakura Period (1185-1333) Buddhist sculptures often come down to us under the individual names of makers (when known) though they were often fashioned in workshops by multiple hands. A significant 13th-century work would employ a dozen or so team members and assistants and draw ...

Kisenosato falls again; Hakuho, Harumafuji still unbeaten

Sumo / Basho Reports May 23, 2017

Kisenosato falls again; Hakuho, Harumafuji still unbeaten

Yokozuna Kisenosato's fading hopes of winning a third consecutive championship were all but shattered with a fourth loss at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Kisenosato (6-4) was bumped out by sekiwake Kotoshogiku and lost his second straight match to fall four wins behind ...

Mizutani determined to succeed at worlds

More Sports May 23, 2017

Mizutani determined to succeed at worlds

Rio Olympic bronze medalist Jun Mizutani knows what he must do in order to stand on the podium at the World Table Tennis Championships for the first time, and is poised to continue challenging China's dominance in the sport. "I won't be able to win ...