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DEC 18TH, 2014 - By Justin Fischer

Many of you wrote restaurant reviews. Some of them were actually fun to read. 10, to be exact. Presenting our annual salute to user-generated content.

DEC 17TH, 2014 - By Ian Louisell

It's our annual list of Shanghai's best live music and DJ shows, as picked by Shanghai's DJs, promoters, musicians and other people living that night...

DEC 17TH, 2014 - By Justin Fischer

We asked Shanghai chefs, restaurateurs, and other Shanghai F&B industry insiders what their favorite meals and drinks of 2014 were.

DEC 16TH, 2014 - By Sam Gaskin

The best and worst exhibitions of 2014, from all nine million Shanghai museums. Inflatable Audis, cancer babies, and light-up dental grilles.

DEC 15TH, 2014 - By SmSh

Let's buy stuff! Here's our Christmas shopping guide for the 2-0-1-4. From leather bags and bourbon to drones and briefcase BBQs.

DEC 12TH, 2014 - By Ian Louisell

One cold rainy night on the town seeking out the perfect winter bar and eventually traveling through a psychedelic wormhole hot tub to.

DEC 11TH, 2014 - By Justin Fischer

Having a soothing, hot cup of social responsibility at this new specialty cafe out in Jing'an. Introducing Cambio Coffee.

DEC 10TH, 2014 - By Morgan Short

Manager of The Shelter and Sub-Culture buck-stoppah Drunk Monk, aka, The Gaz, delineates a taster's choice of Hyperdub's catalog...

DEC 9TH, 2014 - By Jin Qian

The mercury has dropped. It's Hotpot season. Here is our selective guide of places around town where you can thaw yourself out.

DEC 9TH, 2014 - By Matsume Kai

"We are both only two months left in China before our internships end and we both leave for good...I think I might be falling for him..."

DEC 8TH, 2014 - By Sacco

Chilled out rock tunes and indie jams from incoming artists Michael Rother (NEU!), pg.lost, Wang Wen, The Drums, Hualun, and more.

DEC 5TH, 2014 - By Justin Fischer

We've stumbled upon another secret eatery buried at the back of an anonymous nongtang. A look at Cheng Yuan for shabby chic and Shanghainese eats.

DEC 4TH, 2014 - By Cindy Kuan

Sit on this and spin...here's a place for gym rats and club rats to reconcile—cycling against club beats at Becycle.

DEC 3RD, 2014 - By SmSh

Brunch for this month bloody Marys with a Yunnan twist, simple eats with gourmet coffee, brunch by aspiring chefs, and more.

DEC 2ND, 2014 - By SmSh

Huh? It's December? Already?! Lots of Christmassing and New Yearsing to do in the coming weeks. Here's all you need to know. Get on it.

DEC 2ND, 2014 - By Ian Louisell

Talking with the doctor about water pollution vs. air pollution, why you shouldn't live in the basment, masks, and how your lungs will probably...

DEC 1ST, 2014 - By Sacco

Shanghai DJs/Producers Damacha, Illsee, RawB, Rhymeless, Pete Chen, Laura Ingalls, and Drunk Monk share their picks for Sunday's vinyl market at On Stage.

NOV 28TH, 2014 - By Ian Louisell

The simpliest way to use Taobao. You don't need online banking or AliPay. Just a bank card, a phone, and a machine called Aladdin that lives at Family...

NOV 27TH, 2014 - By Justin Fischer

Introducing our new guide to Shanghai dining on the cheap. First up: a tasty Sichuan noodle shop at the corner of Kangping and Tianping Lu.

NOV 27TH, 2014 - By Frances Arnold

Yet another new museum. This one's in the former French Pavilion in the Expo site, a.k.a. Haibao's ghost town. It's called M21 and it's quite good...

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dteeban on 2014: Best And Worst Music

I really thought your criticisms of Monet in this piece were grounded in a lack of understanding and appreciation for his artistic genius and legacy o..

dteeban on 2014: Best And Worst Shanghai Art

Loving these comments. Keep it up, kids!

danirlopez on 2014: Best And Worst Shanghai Art

Might be my favorite article of the year. Seriously entertaining. Well done, Gas Can.

Sanvean on 2014: Best And Worst Shanghai Art

congratulations sam, this is the most vitriol I've seen in smartshanghai comments in a while so you must be doing something right :)

Sam Gaskin on 2014: Best And Worst Shanghai Art

@Cecilia Chan, that's pretty good! Maybe a couple of tweaks: "The kewlest exhibitions and some Chinese (and Algerian! and Brazilian!) shit I don't get..