Getting kicks out of a struggle with soccer

2014-06-20 07:20:56

As an American, especially after the United States beat Ghana in this year's World Cup, I feel guilty admitting I could really care less about soccer. Although some Americans enjoy the sport, I am not alone in my indifference toward it.

Sleepless in Beijing

2014-06-20 07:20:56

On Sunday evening, when my family and I arrived for a dinner with my in-laws at a Beijing restaurant, I was surprised to see sitting at the head of the table my wife's father who, proudly wearing a soccer shirt, chatted enthusiastically about the soccer World Cup with my brother-in-law.

Toast to a city of grape wonder

2014-06-19 15:21:51

Shanghai is an amalgam of all of my favorite wines, constantly evolving and changing in complexity. And maturing.

How I help to bridge the gap

2014-06-19 15:11:48

Being in a foreign country is difficult, especially when it is as different a place as China, and the language barrier only makes it harder.

Fair play for all

2014-06-19 15:04:43

What started out as a toddler's private party has grown into a regular get-together where moms can buy and sell used baby products at cheaper prices.

Fun in the sun, but still lily-white

2014-06-19 11:42:20

It’s summer and everyone’s heading to the beach. But for many Chinese women, the main concern is how to enjoy summer but still keep their porcelain complexions perfect.

Beauties in World Cup

2014-06-17 05:52:30

Beautiful soccer fans watch football games during the World Cup in Brazil.

A shining moment for young stars

2014-06-15 07:27:33

Thomas Tait was crowned the winner of the inaugural LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize, a project that has shone a spotlight on a swath of indie labels and their challenges.

Hike to raise funds

2014-06-14 10:48:01

The China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation recently opened its charity event at the Juyongguan Great Wall in Beijing.

Father's Day special: Sorry, dad

2014-06-15 11:13:32

Father's Day is the special day when people express gratitude to their male parent. But besides thanks, some also want to say sorry, not because they have done something wrong, but because of different reasons.

Trapped in paradise

2014-06-13 09:39:07

Visiting a treasure trove of biodiversity with a group of excellent naturalists? Who would say no to such an opportunity?

Sentences for the innocent

2014-06-13 07:12:04

The kids were smashing frosting in my face. And I was retaliating with glee. I had always wanted to be in a food fight but never had the chance.