One-Time “Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow”

In 1968, Sandra Jones won her high school’s “Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow” Award. She did this by proving her literacy in the realm of “childcare, family relationships, money management, household upkeep and morality,” but she tells me – her

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One-Time “Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow”

In 1968, Sandra Jones won her high school’s “Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow” Award. She did this by proving her literacy in the realm of “childcare, family relationships, money management, household upkeep and morality,” but she tells me – her

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Born in Beijing

In the last gasps of summer vacation, 9-year-old Wang Jiarun – whose English name is Jerry, after the cartoon mouse – is careening through a two-story spiral model of the Milky Way at the Beijing Planetarium. Sweat shining on their

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Born in Beijing

In the last gasps of summer vacation, 9-year-old Wang Jiarun – whose English name is Jerry, after the cartoon mouse – is careening through a two-story spiral model of the Milky Way at the Beijing Planetarium. Sweat shining on their

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Extra, Extra

In Los Angeles they line up for Hollywood cattle calls. In New York they attend countless auditions in the theater district. Here, they linger on the sidewalk outside Beijing Film Studios as traffic rushes by on the Third Ring Road.

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Extra, Extra

In Los Angeles they line up for Hollywood cattle calls. In New York they attend countless auditions in the theater district. Here, they linger on the sidewalk outside Beijing Film Studios as traffic rushes by on the Third Ring Road.

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Build it, They Will Come

Wuxi is brown and hazy with an acrid smell that attests to its status as an industrial hub. Yet not far from the center of this Jiangsu Provincecity lies a red-brick high school with a grassy field, a mound and

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Build it, They Will Come

Wuxi is brown and hazy with an acrid smell that attests to its status as an industrial hub. Yet not far from the center of this Jiangsu Provincecity lies a red-brick high school with a grassy field, a mound and

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Off-Off-Wall Street

Abandoning banking to becoming Shanghai’s purveyor of party John Bowdre just graduated and had a job lined up at global financial services company UBS when he dropped into Muse for a fun night during a study abroad trip. Club-goers crowded

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Off-Off-Wall Street

Abandoning banking to becoming Shanghai’s purveyor of party John Bowdre just graduated and had a job lined up at global financial services company UBS when he dropped into Muse for a fun night during a study abroad trip. Club-goers crowded

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DIY Delivery

An expat family does without health coverage The Turners live in a tidy apartment by Zhongshan Park. On a rainy midday afternoon, their ayi helps 5-year-old Miles and 2-year-old Colin with lunch while mom Heather pulls cinnamon buns out of

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DIY Delivery

An expat family does without health coverage The Turners live in a tidy apartment by Zhongshan Park. On a rainy midday afternoon, their ayi helps 5-year-old Miles and 2-year-old Colin with lunch while mom Heather pulls cinnamon buns out of

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New Frontier: Is This Innovation Ground Zero?

A remote-controlled robotic fish splashes across a kiddy pool. On the other side of the room, a lanky undergrad hovers over a circuit board buzzing erratically (electronic art, he says) while more students watch a wheeling, prong-handed creature navigate an obstacle

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New Frontier: Is This Innovation Ground Zero?

A remote-controlled robotic fish splashes across a kiddy pool. On the other side of the room, a lanky undergrad hovers over a circuit board buzzing erratically (electronic art, he says) while more students watch a wheeling, prong-handed creature navigate an obstacle

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Smack That!

He discovered Lady Gaga and gave us T-Pain, spurring the auto-tuned pandemic that has torn through the top 40. Aliaune Thiam, better known as Akon, has his thumb on the pulse of pop, evidenced by his label’s signature jail-door clink

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Smack That!

He discovered Lady Gaga and gave us T-Pain, spurring the auto-tuned pandemic that has torn through the top 40. Aliaune Thiam, better known as Akon, has his thumb on the pulse of pop, evidenced by his label’s signature jail-door clink

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Huaxi: Hope of the Chinese Countryside

November 17, 1928, the cry of a newly born baby broke the haze of the autumn in a poor thatched cottage. The cry lacerated the quiet dark sky and flew to the remoteness… This is the first battle cry of

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Huaxi: Hope of the Chinese Countryside

November 17, 1928, the cry of a newly born baby broke the haze of the autumn in a poor thatched cottage. The cry lacerated the quiet dark sky and flew to the remoteness… This is the first battle cry of

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Inner-city Village

Just a short walk from Lingzhao Xincun Station on Line 8, Guijin Cun is a 40-minute Metro journey from People’s Square. But for its proximity to downtown, it’s hard to comprehend that this ramshackle settlement that thousands of migrant workers

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Inner-city Village

Just a short walk from Lingzhao Xincun Station on Line 8, Guijin Cun is a 40-minute Metro journey from People’s Square. But for its proximity to downtown, it’s hard to comprehend that this ramshackle settlement that thousands of migrant workers

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