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Aug 13, 2014

Peter Kalis Of K&L Gates, On Mergers, Management, And BigLaw's Future

In their book, Strategic Leadership: Theory and Research on Executives, Top Management Teams, and Boards, authors Bert Cannella, Sydney Finkelstein and Donald Hambrick discuss, among other things, the concept of firm expansion. From a managerialist p...

Aug 11, 2014

Cate Blanchett brings an extravagant fierceness to 'The Maids'

Cate Blanchett is spectacular in Sydney Theatre Company's patchy production of Jean Genet's 'The Maids' in New York. Isabelle Huppert is also fierce, but seemingly at odds with the rest of the cast. Cate Blanchett is spectacular in Sydney Theatre Com... #Jean Genet #Sydney #Isabelle Huppert #Cate Blanchett

Aug 11, 2014

Cate Blanchett brings an extravagant fierceness to 'The Maids'

Cate Blanchett is spectacular in Sydney Theatre Company's patchy production of Jean Genet's 'The Maids' in New York. Isabelle Huppert is also fierce, but seemingly at odds with the rest of the cast. Cate Blanchett is spectacular in Sydney Theatre Com... #Jean Genet #Sydney #Isabelle Huppert #Cate Blanchett

Aug 15, 2014

Sinosphere Blog: Remembering Pierre Ryckmans

Pierre Ryckmans, who wrote under the pen name Simon Leys and was one of the world’s pre-eminent scholars of Chinese art, literature and culture, died on Monday in Sydney, Australia... #Australia #Sydney #China

Aug 04, 2014

Once Mexico's booze of 'drunks,' mezcal earns respect

Once derided as a drink for destitute drunkards, Mexico's smoky-flavored mezcal liquor has come out of the shadows to become a trendy booze in fashionable bars from Mexico City to Sydney... #Sydney #Mexico City

Aug 12, 2014

‘DISTURBING, STOMACH-TURNING, GROTESQUE:’ Secretary of State John Kerry blasts image of terrorist’s son holding severed head

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday described a photograph of a Sydney-born 7-year-old boy clutching the severed head of a Syrian soldier as “one of the most disturbing, stomach-turning, grotesque photographs ever displayed.... #John Kerry #Sydney

Aug 11, 2014

Obama administration has begun directly arming Kurds, senior officials say

SYDNEY — Senior U.S. officials say the Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants in Iraq... #Iraq #Barack Obama

Aug 17, 2014

Is public art worth the cost to taxpayers?

Earlier this month, this column talked about the dream of Clover Moore, mayor of Sydney, Australia for a public art program to ensure her city's reputation as a capital of culture and creativity... #Australia #Sydney #Clover Moore

Aug 06, 2014

Sydney Leroux apparently does battle with a tow truck

U.S. women's soccer star was ready to get run over... #Australia #Sydney #Clover Moore