Arts, Culture & Media

New spice for Sichuan's cuisine

For our Geo Quiz, we're on the lookout for a city in southwest China known for its silk, teahouses and traditional spices. We're talking peppercorns, ginger and chili peppers. But new spices and western-style dishes are starting to appear around town.

Conflict & Justice

The Arrest of Ai Weiwei

Last week, he was detained by authorities, accused of "economic crimes"; his whereabouts are unknown. One of his protégés was arrested and sentenced to two years hard labor for attending a pro-democracy rally.