AUGUST 20, 2004 ISSUE
Next Issue: September 3, 2004
  COVER STORY
Army of Twelve: The Twelve Girls Band Live at Royce
These ladies are armed with a musical fusion of sounds that span across both space and time.
A Hero's Welcome
Is China's latest martial-arts hype monster a crouching tiger or hidden dragon, or simply in the mood for some nationalistic love?
Wenda Gu: Weaving Humanity Together, One Strand At a Time
Chinese contemporary artist and activist shares his inspiration behind using human bodily materials in his art, discusses the need to reinvigorate old traditions, and reflects on the controversy that comes with his unconventional ideas.


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August 20, 2004

 

F I L M
 
Runaway Train
Its furnaces burning overtime, Zhou Yu's Train still manages to earn its keep by smartly showcasing Gong Li's enormous reserve of acting chops and sizzle.
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B O O K S
A Game With High Stakes
A drug run worth millions. A bodyguard questioning his loyalty. A beautiful woman pulling every string she can to come out ahead. These elements are what make Jack Hsu's comic book, 8 9 3, a suspenseful and thrilling tale of everyone's favorite topics: drugs, sex, and gunfights
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C L I P S
 
August 20, 2004: News Bites
Cast of Memoirs of a Geisha is announced, John Woo returns to his roots, 21 Jump Street's Dustin Nguyen is a Little Fish, and much more in this issue of News Bites.
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F O R E I G N
 
August 20, 2004: News From Abroad
As summer heats up, don't expect entertainment to slow down. John Woo finds himself pitted against the Shanghai Movie Company, Chinese Rock 'N' Roll fans enjoy their own version of Woodstock, The Sound of Music finds a fan base in Beijing, and many more in this edition of News from Abroad.
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