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Feeling low? A bit mopey and blue? Have that toxic gunk vacuumed right out of your flesh, that will sort you out...


Nine festivals coming up in October, and we've got the crucial details on all of them. The highs, the lows, where to buy tickets, and who to see...


Lace up the trainers. Cue Chariots of Fire. It's our runner's primer to Shanghai. Click here for maps of routes and other useful stuff.


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OCT 24TH, 2014 - By SmSh

Shanghai Fashion Week wrapped up this week. We gate crashed and got lots of snaps of fall-winter fashions and the sexy people who wear them.

OCT 24TH, 2014 - By Justin Fischer

We got hipped to a hidden, exclusive little omakase restaurant off of Yan' an Lu. Shhh... Don't tell anyone. Click here for sushi porn.

OCT 23RD, 2014 - By Claudia Soko

Wang Ayi has made taking in strays her calling. She could use a little help, too. Devastating cuteness inside. Resistance is futile...

OCT 22ND, 2014 - By Justin Fischer

Can a legendary name in pizza cut it in Shanghai? Is it the "real" Grimaldi's? Is there even such a thing anymore? Deep ontological questions and pizza...

OCT 22ND, 2014 - By Ian Louisell

Talking with Berlin-via-Sichuan's JCC about her life as a neuroendocrinologist by day and bass music DJ by night.

OCT 21ST, 2014 - By Cindy Kuan

Inside this newly opened Yunnan joint serving street eats out in north Jing'an. Lots of carbs, garlic and spicy goodness inside.

OCT 20TH, 2014 - By Sacco

Music Monday drops some Korean heat before sharing tracks from incoming house heads Pete Herbert, Dicky Trisco, and Ramon Tapia.

OCT 17TH, 2014 - By Ian Louisell

House destination Lola turns four years old. Stories of sin and degradation, relentless DJ bookings, live recordings, and industry wisdom inside.

OCT 16TH, 2014 - By Justin Fischer

This new cafe and retail shop on Anfu Lu that serves "real food." Healthy eats, artisan products, and other bougie treats inside...

OCT 15TH, 2014 - By JIn Qian

Our new primer on contemporary Chinese culture. First up: filmmakers. Just enough info so you can hold your own in a cocktail party conversation.

OCT 14TH, 2014 - By Ian Louisell

Eating in Shanghai can be a real crap shoot and in more ways than one. Dr. Jorge Chedrauy gives us the straight poop on food poisoning...

OCT 13TH, 2014 - By Sacco

Sharing acoustic techno, heavy electro, and rare disco from incoming artists Brandt Brauer Frick, Untold, and Horse Meat Disco.

OCT 11TH, 2014 - By Ian Louisell

Shiva Lounge rides again! The new home for deep tech-house all night errrynight opens up in the space where Amber used to be.

OCT 11TH, 2014 - By SmSh

This month: new brunches at Tomatito and Apartment, classic French and Chelsea & Co., and a buffet binge at Café Liang in the Shangri-La.

OCT 10TH, 2014 - By Ian Louisell

A look at two of this year's major music festivals to learn why creating a vibe takes more than just cash, and that bigger doesn't always mean better.

OCT 8TH, 2014 - By Geoff Ng

The entrepreneur behind artisan jam and sausage maker Amelia's has cashed in and moved on. Here are some final reflections.

OCT 8TH, 2014 - By Sacco

More live music this weekend as Rat On bring in Danish act The Clean Boys and eleven metal bands play a free Sunday show at Yuyintang.

OCT 8TH, 2014 - By Sam Gaskin

This free museum out in Yangpu district is a little "thank you" note for smoking. Exit through the smoking lounge.

OCT 2ND, 2014 - By SmSh

What's on in Shanghai for October -- meandering through dining, live music, clubbing, arts, theatre... and... sports?... Even sports!

SEP 30TH, 2014 - By Frances Arnold

Approaching critical mass with all these art and design shows. A slightly abridged West Bund Art & Design Fair re-opens tomorrow...

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rinia on Chinese Apps For Daily Life

Very useful article :). Thanks Ian.

rinia on Where To Buy Halloween Costumes In Shanghai

Smart Shanghai editors, you have produced a great animation of the man dancing with a pumpkin head. Kudos!

rinia on Wang Ayi, Shanghai's Dog Whisperer

Good article. Wang Ayi is a wonderful person! So many complaints about Chinese people not helping others... Wang Ayi shows the good side of Chinese pe..

whitneymeilan on Wang Ayi, Shanghai's Dog Whisperer

Hi Klaus, thanks for your interest in the article! If you'd like to talk to the event planners for the Halloween fundraiser and get involved that way,..

janstz20 on New Eats: Patsy Grimaldi's

For a perfect pizza experience you should try the CROCUS near the Jing'an Temple. We, a group of european exchange students, tried this place once ..