You Could Kidnap Spiderman if You Wanted To

Ed leans against the bathroom stall. He knocks. “Yes!” Ed’s student calls out from the other side, in Chinese. “Spiderman?” Ed asks. “Yes!” “How old are you?” There is a pause. I light a cigarette; Ed too. “Yes!” I frown. “His name is Spider-Man?” Ed shrugs. “I guess. They let them pick their names.” “So what’s his real name?” Ed looks at the stall. “Spider-Man! … Continue reading You Could Kidnap Spiderman if You Wanted To

Bears at the Great Wall of China

Stepping off the Great Wall, Chris turns to me. “Want to see the bear park before we go?” he asks. I shrug. He leads the way. It is only a short walk. Inside, we walk past pit, after dirty pit, of bears. A PETA-activists nightmare, or wet-dream, depending on the activist. The bears are as grime-caked as the pits they live in. There are jungle … Continue reading Bears at the Great Wall of China