Sina, one of the biggest websites in China, is hosting its annual photojournalism contest
. The subjects range from:
a SARS patient
10 years on,
, the biggest fur market in China
(warning: somewhat graphic),
" amusement park, erstwhile beggars
, incense makers
, more workers
, and a school
on the Loess.
My favorite two: hermits
and mothers who pump
posted by of strange foe
on Jan 24, 2014 -
A million Japanese boys, hiding in their rooms.
I didn't know about this - but then again, by definition, maybe I wouldn't. Domestic hermits aside, I frequently see behavior I'd identify as "borderline mentally ill" slide right under people's radar here in Tokyo, and I'm certain a nihonjin
might think the same thing after a year in my hometowns, New York and San Francisco.
What culturally-specific form does neurosis take in your neck of the woods?
posted by adamgreenfield
on Oct 20, 2002 -
DotComGuy leaves house; world fails to care.
For those who weren't paying attention to this, The Story Of The Year, some schmuck renamed himself DotComGuy, moved into a house, and lived off e-tailers for an entire year to prove that the Internet helps commerce. Or something. The experiment proved, beyond a shadow of a doubt, nothing.
posted by solistrato
on Jan 2, 2001 -