Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

By Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:


EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a weekly look at the latest developments in the South China Sea, the location of several territorial conflicts that have raised tensions in the region.… Read Full Article

Take the A train ft. Ray Nance and Paul Gonsalves

November 20, 1958. Paris. – Concert at the Salle Pleyel.
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra:
Cat Anderson, Harold “Shorty” Baker, Nelson Williams, Clark Terry, Ray Nance, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; John Sanders, vtb; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Jimmy Hamilton, ts, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Jimmy Woode, b; Sam Woodyard, d.… Read Full Article

Shooting Guns with Ann Coulter

Ann Coulter looks like a textbook feminist. Without a husband or a staff position at a major media company, she has created an enormous national brand, writing 11 New York Times bestsellers and selling over 3 million books. And although the public views her as a bigot, she’s friends with tons of gay guys and black standup comedians.… Read Full Article