Academy Award(r) winners Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett give wickedly entertaining, Oscar-nominated performances. One as a woman consumed by her colleague’s guilty secret, the other, a victim to her own dark obsessions.?
black-side TECHINT devices—in a pure military context, Technical Intelligence (TECHINT) is intelligence about weapons and equipment used by the armed forces of foreign nations (often referred to as foreign material).The related term, scientific and technical intelligence, addresses information collected at the strategic (i.e., national) level.… Read Full Article
There’s no shortage of strange and striking architecture in China’s massive cities.
But that’s all about to change. On Sunday, the Chinese central government released an urban blueprint demanding an end to all mainland construction of buildings that are “oversized”, “xenocentric,” or “weird.” The new directive?… Read Full Article
BEIJING – Move over, New York City: Beijing is the new “Billionaire Capital of the World.”
The Chinese capital has overtaken the Big Apple as home to the most billionaires — 100 to 95 — according to Hurun, a Shanghai firm that publishes a monthly magazine and releases yearly rankings and research about the world’s richest people and their spending habits.… Read Full Article
Complied by F.W.S.—the story of the 47 Ronin is one of the most celebrated in the history of the samurai. This was perhaps all the more so because it occurred at a time when the samurai class was struggling to maintain a sense of itself – warriors with no war, a social class without a function.… Read Full Article
The M1A1 Abrams battle tank is an incredible feat of engineering in the name of military supremacy. The ability to make a 67-ton machine move at speeds up to 41 mph, turn on a dime, and unleash the awesome power of its 120mm smoothbore tank gun is just awe-inspiring.… Read Full Article