Peripheral vision

2012-12-21 09:41:05

The word haya in Haya Ensemble means 'the edge' in the Mongolian language, but the musicians tell Mu Qian they hope more people in the center will get to know them.

Stellar cast shines, but play needs a little adventure

2012-12-21 09:40:30

The National Center for the Performing Arts' latest production, Returning Home on a Snowy Night, is a wartime romance set in the 1940s.

Loud again after 7 years

2012-12-21 10:10:47

Rebel band Black Panther is back for a fresh encounter with fans.

'Losers' can flatter themselves in any culture

2012-12-19 10:52:24

Like other languages, Mandarin has a long evolutionary history during which it takes on new words. In the past year or so, diaosi, a Chinese Internet term, arrived on the scene.

Play, your own way

2012-12-19 10:07:50

Want a toy or replica that can't be found on the store shelf? That's no problem for a generation of Do-It-Yourself wizards.

Video games enter home of Van Gogh, Dali

2012-12-18 10:22:54

This spring, Van Gogh's The Starry Night and Dali's Persistence of Memory will be getting some new electronic roommates.

Sales that speak volumes

2012-12-18 11:48:06

J.K. Rowling tops the latest list of best-selling foreign authors in China. Mei Jia reports that this market is growing.

'Secret' ceramic

2012-12-17 14:08:46

The legendary 10th century 'secret-colored ceramics' is a fine Suzhou attraction unearthed at Huqiu Pagoda, or Tiger Hill.

Establishing brand Beijing

2012-12-17 13:51:41

For seven years the French fashion design school Esmod Beijing has been training the next generation of designers.

Reading the Great Wilderness' fine print

2012-12-17 10:46:54

Swarms of demobilized soldiers pioneered a massive exploration of Beidahuang, or the "Great Wilderness", in the late 1950s. Wood is at the heart of his designs

Lohengrin's grandeur survives

2012-12-14 11:01:29

National Center for the Performing Arts' production of Lohengrin has a set that showcases high-tech stagecraft more than dramatic nuances.

NCPA takes center stage

2012-12-14 10:38:49

The national theater affectionately known as 'The Egg' celebrates its fifth birthday.