Whatever you say, comradeWhere in the world, you may wonder, do people still avow unqualified love of Mao Zedong, the late Chinese dictator? Even the current leaders of the communist state he founded have come to revile policies -- among them government-created famines and political purges -- whi ... More >>
One very bad day in Ceausescu's Romania
The playwright of one of these one-acts seems to have vanished without a trace
A visit with Honduran Cardinal Rodriguez, who is often mentioned as a contender to become the next pope. For good reason.
In Sui Jianguo's universe, Michelango and Mao speak the same language
As the king fights a Maoist insurrection, the Nepali Supreme Court decides whether homosexual acts are "bestiality"
What Tom Stoppard did in this 1974 play would be too expensive to try today
Agitprop meets musical in this too-long -- but still powerful -- Brecht revival
In the former Soviet republic, chaos reigns Since Otar Left
Four decades after it was rescued from a storage shed, Diego Rivera's magnificent City College mural remains a hidden treasure
Why Tony Kushner is no George Bernard Shaw
Two cartoons, one a sketch for the editorial page, the other by Warner Bros.
Amy Lam's memory boxes use common objects to reveal family history
The dramatic story of a 1950s war hero, anti-Communist activist, and closeted gay man
Week of October 16, 2002
Darkness descends at City Hall as supervisors argue ceaselessly over dogs and apartment size
Week of September 4, 2002
A subjective history of American communism in the Cold War era
Week 2 of the San Francisco International Film Festival
The bitter battle over piloting a campus peace movement that hasn't even left the ground
Don't Take This With You to Your Polling Place Nov. 6; War Is Bad. Or Good, Depending.
Fierce prey. Spiritual brother. Ecological bellwether. The majestic gray whale inspires awe, conflict, and troubling environmental questions from the icy seas of Russia to the warm lagoons of Baja.
Some outrageous fortune has made this open season on Hamlet
Han Palace Fine Arts
Revolutionary Communist Party
While traveling in China, our writer explores that country's increasing sexual freedom
In China, Falun Gong practitioners are beaten and persecuted, so the U.S. is granting them asylum. But is this movement as harmless as it seems?
In the 1960s Anthony Poshepny was a CIA operative whose macabre Southeast Asian exploits drew comparisons with Col. Kurtz, the megalomaniacal anti-hero of Apocalypse Now
A surprising look at gay and lesbian life in Russia
Ron Levaco paints a portrait of Israel Epstein, the Russian Jewish emigre who never bandoned post-Revolution China
Gorbachev foundation prez Jim Garrison has something special in mind for San Francisco in September, an international palaver at the Fairmont Hotel. After that, a seat for himself in the U.S. Senate. And then, who knows? Chancellor of the world?
Gorbachev Foundation prez Jim Garrison has something special in mind for San Francisco in September, an international palaver at the Fairmont Hotel. After that, a seat for himself in the U.S. Senate. And then, who knows? Chancellor of the world?
A hero sinks with the Soviet dream in Burnt by the Sun