February 2, 2007 at 1:48 p.m.
I must have walked past the Alps bar dozens of times in the past month. I never noticed the little neon sign that said "Live Music," and I'm pretty sure I never heard any coming from inside. Yesterday, however, I did hear music when I walked by, not live but enticing enough, especially after I saw that sign.
The place was empty. Not just dead or quiet. I mean abandoned. A woman behind the bar hurried me inside. "Live music?" I asked. She said it started in 20 minutes, around 10:30 p.m. I promised to come back ...
January 23, 2007 at 5:27 p.m.
Remembering wars can be a tricky thing. How does a country view its actions? What does it count as just and unjust? Are the millions killed martyrs or victims?
Of the memorials I've seen, the Korean War Museum in Seoul is possibly the most comprehensive and most respectful of the 4 million who died. It is a far cry from its Chinese counterpart in Dandong, where signs boast about how many "enemies" were "eliminated" each day, and where the North's breach of the 38th parallel is overlooked and blame is placed on the UN for responding.
What struck ...