Free Chinese Christmas Songs to Spice Up the Holidays

It’s Christmastime again, and time to remind everyone that Sinosplice still has some awesome familiar Christmas songs in Chinese. This year I’m posting a selection of the MP3 files online in streamable format, so be sure you’re viewing the original post on if you’d like to play the songs without having to download everything. All right, here we goooo… Jingle Bells in Chinese This is version 1 from the album (Mandarin Chinese): Jingle Bells in Hakka (Hokk...
Tags: Music, Christmas, Language, Linguistics, Santa Claus, Songs, Town, Jingle Bells, Herald Angels, Chinese study

Florida Dad Arrested After Leaving Son on the Side of the Road Because He Thought He Was Gay

A Florida man has been arrested on child abuse charges after he left his juvenile son on the side of a highway after suspecting that the boy was gay. Police said 30-year-old Evenaud Julmeus dropped his son off near the Haines City Police Department with a duffel bag filled with clothes, but no money or food. The local precinct was closed at the time, however, a witness saw the incident and reported it to authorities. Police said the boy, who is a preteen, was “very upset and crying.” He told pol...
Tags: Florida, Wtf, Crime, News, Gay, Jazz, Lgbtq, Trending, Really, Haines City, Parenting Fail, Bad Parents, Evenaud Julmeus, Haines City Police Department, Julmeus, WFLA Bay News

George Zimmerman Files $100 Million Defamation Lawsuit Against Trayvon Martin’s Parents & Their Attorney

George Zimmerman, the Florida man who got away with the murder of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin 2012, has filed a $100 million lawsuit against the boy’s family, their attorneys, prosecutors and the state of Florida on allegations that the prosecution’s key witness in his 2013 murder trial was “fake.” Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch volunteer, said he’d been attacked by Martin and was simply defending himself when he shot and killed 17-year-old Martin in a gated community in Sanford, F...
Tags: Florida, Wtf, News, Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, Lawsuits, Jazz, Miami, Trayvon, Martin, Eugene, Crump, South Florida Sun Sentinel, Sybrina Fulton, ZIMMERMAN, Benjamin Crump

Houston and Dallas Shows Confirmed for May 2020

This morning two shows for next year have been confirmed, both in the Lone Star state. These shows are part of a new tour called the Slack Tide Tour. Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Saturday, May 16th, 2020 On Sale 12/13 at Ticketmaster | Ticketnetwork Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 On Sale 12/13 at Ticketmaster | Ticketnetwork Both of these shows go on sale Friday, December 13th at 10am through Ticketmaster. See all of the 2020 tour dates that have been sched...
Tags: Music, Dallas, Houston, Tickets, Tour Dates, Ticketmaster, Lone Star, Ticketnetwork Dallas TX Dos Equis Pavilion

Kate Wisel's Playlist for Her Short Story Collection "Driving in Cars with Homeless Men"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, Kate Wisel's linked story collection Driving in Cars with Homeless Men is filled with haunting and poignant portrayals of women and violen...
Tags: Music, Lana Del Rey, Boston, Chicago, David, Bob Dylan, Moscow, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Mariah, Conor Oberst, Serena, Ray Charles, Boston Globe, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Sara

How hip hop and diplomacy made an unlikely partnership

Google “hip hop” and “diplomacy” and what images come up? Black men wearing gold chains and baggy clothes, holding microphones. White men in suits shaking hands, flanked by flags. The contrast is stark: informal/formal, loud/quiet, the resistance/the establishment, black/white. These images reflect common perceptions but also misconceptions about diplomacy and hip hop. Both are, in fact, more complex and diverse than most people realize.But that’s not why I juxtapose these seemingly opposed term...
Tags: Google, Books, Music, Featured, Rap, Dance, United States, Hip Hop, Diplomacy, State Department, Guatemala City, United States Department of State, Arts & Humanities, Atharva Tulsi, Mark Katzbuild, Bboy Kareem

The Next Track, Episode #164 – Sid Smith on the Life and Times of King Crimson

Sid Smith is the official biographer of King Crimson. He recently updated his book, In The Court Of King Crimson - An Observation Over 50 Years, that tells the tale of this seminal band. We talk with Sid about everything crimson.
Tags: Podcast, Music, Blogging, Sid, Sid Smith, Times of King Crimson

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