Posts Tagged ‘China’

Kenyan Musicians Back at Smithsonian Folklife Festival After One-Day Strike Against Their Government

After refusing to play for eight hours yesterday at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall, Kenyan musicians are back today with music scheduled through 8 p.m. The musicians claimed yesterday that they were not being paid as had been promised by the Kenyan government.
The musicians agree to perform again "after a series of conversations between [...]

North Korean Defector Ma Young-Ae to Perform at Senate Event

Our favorite North Korean defector-turned-sausage merchant Ma Young-Ae is back in the news. Last we heard, Ma had retired from the restaurant business, choosing instead to sell her Pyongyang sausages wholesale to both restaurants and Korean grocers up and down the East Coast. This has left her with more time to devote to her other [...]

International Ink: A Summer Comics Gift List

Fine, so it's way too early to think about the holidays, but summer usually requires some gift-giving. Take the opportunity to convert people to Team Comics by giving them a cartoon book.
For the high school or college graduate, Casey Scieszka and Steven Weinberg's To Timbuktu: Nine Countries, Two People, One True Story (Roaring Press, $20) [...]

Meet a Formerly Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Steven Weinberg

Here's how Steven Weinberg introduced himself to me: "I'm a cartoonist and illustrator who grew up in D.C. and Bethesda. Since then, I've gone on to live all over the place, which is kind of what my first book that I just made with my girlfriend Casey Scieszka called To Timbuktu is all about. [...]