Week In News: Dissident Puts Kink In Economy Talks
May 5, 2012
The plight of Chinese dissident Chen Guangdeng has overshadowed the strategic and economic talks between the United States and China this week. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner traveled to Asia for this high-level annual summit, and found themselves answering questions about human rights in one of their biggest economic partners. James Fallows of The Atlantic writes frequently about China, and he talks to weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz about what was achieved in Beijing.
Dan Brown, author of the blockbuster The Da Vinci Code, is back with his first novel in four years. Inferno follows academic hero Robert Langdon on a chase through Italy as he attempts to avert a biological catastrophe.
Designer Katie Shelly's upcoming cookbook offers 50 illustrated recipe "blueprints" for basic meals — from simple snacks to more hefty dishes like eggplant Parmesan. She hopes they'll inspire any level of cook to improvise in the kitchen.
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