UPDATE: Chinese authorities have released Ai Weiwei on bail, "because of his good attitude in confessing his crimes" and a chronic disease. LINK
Officially, Weiwei sat in a Chinese prison for evading taxes. His supporters think it had more to do with his outspoken criticism of China's government. He's known worldwide for his artwork. Less acknowledged, is his written work published online.
A curated selection of his blog entries were published this Spring in a book, called, simply, "Ai Weiwei's Blog". Here's some of that.
Lee Ambrozy translated and edited a curated selection of Ai Weiwei's blogs. The book is "Ai Weiwei's Blog: Writings, Interview, and Digital Rants, 2006-2009)".
Ai Weiwei's Haircuts
In the interview, Brent brings up the subject of Ai Weiwei's "Haircuts" photography series that is included in the book edition of Weiwei's blog:
(Ai's assistant Xu Ye gets his third haircut. In 2007,one of Ai's favorite photo topics on his blog was these series of "haircuts". December 22, 2007. Photos courtesy of MIT Press.)