olympics

One last thing about the Olympics

Jeff Millar writes and Bill Hinds illustrates the daily syndicated comic strip Tank McNamara. During the Olympics Games they chose to focus on some of the concerns presented by a repressive government overrun with Western press. I find this pleasantly surprising because sports media content is often created by sports enthusiasts who tend to report …

Beijing (not Peking)

“Hey, wait a minute,” I hear you say, “didn’t Beijing use to be called Peking?” Short answer: Yup. Long answer: “Peking” is the Europeanization of “Beijing”, which became the common name for the city until 1949, when “Beijing” became the preferred name. Kind of how that city in Belgium in English is Brussels, not Bruxelles. …