The Second Cultural Revolution?

Cultural bridges are sometimes made of unlikely materials. One, for instance, is the hoary Steppenwolf rocker-stomper "Born to Be Wild," a favorite of the Western suds, studs, and leather crowd for three decades, and now, thanks to an accident of history, a fixture at the karaoke bar of Beijing's Minzu Hotel.

Gregory McNamee

Gregory McNamee is the author of Moveable Feasts: The History, Science, and Lore of Food, among many other books.

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