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The Circle is Unbroken - Friends of the Brothers Return to Brooklyn Bowl 10/25

We will never allow the circle to be broken. Very excited to be returning to the great Brooklyn Bowl with Friends of the Brothers on October 25.  Tickets are just $12 and presales are a big help. Click here. FOB features Peter Levin…

Darryl Dawkins

The picture is me with Double D -- Darryl Dawkins. Chocolate Thunder, from the Planet Lovetron. And, yes, he is giant.

China Games report

My Slamonline.com report from the Shanghai game. All typos are the editor's fault.

Back in shanghai

I’m writing this on the plane to Shanghai, heading own for two days. Tonight the Cleveland Cavs are playing the Orlando Magic in the “china Games” and I’ll be blogging that up for slamonline – will post a link when the itime is right.…

Buy and read Matrimony

My friend Joshua Henkin has a new novel in the stores. It's called Matrimony and it's really good. (Yes, I actually read it.) The book explores a 20-year relationship between a couple starting in college.. and goes through the ups and downs…

Danny Pearl World Music Day

Woodie and I (and hopefully Dave) will be performing here as part of Danny Pearl world Music Day. I did this last year as well, and it was a great event, celebrating the life of Danny Pearl, a great writer and a great American, a great citizen…

Early Morning in the hutong

The original lead of my last column about expats going to Chinese schools read like this:Standing in the middle of a hutong street early one recent weekday morning, I was surrounded by children piling into a nearby elementary school. They arrived…

Last column

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More Shanghai pictures

The famous Bund on Shanghai's waterfront. Check out the crowd's down below.This is why a lot of people don't like to travel in China during the national holidays.Lovely to sit on the seventh floor patio sipping a beer and looking down though.That's…

World Cup Finals/Shanghai update

Shanghai was really a blast. We just got home an hour ago as I write.We went to the Women’s World Cup finals on Sunday night, with a group of 44, all put together and orchestrated by the mighty Scott Kronick. Thanks Scott.He hired a bus to…