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Chinese iPhone apps to hail taxis, stream music, movies, and TV shows for free, and find your way around town. It's the attack of the killer apps...


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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...


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Four weekends of dim sum from Hakkasan, dan bing from Omelette Woods, titillation from T8 and a bargain brunch from Xuan in the Andaz...


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Shanghai has its 12th annual video game/cos-play/mei-nu exhibition this weekend. Here's the scoop and a surreal photo gallery.


DINING / JUL 25

There is this brand new chocolate cafe/specialty shop/factory out in Yangpu, and it's excellent. Avant garde chocolate indulgence inside...



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AUG 27TH, 2014 - By Justin Fischer

The guys behind UVA are going all modernist art with a new lounge/wine bar/cocktail lounge concept on Xinle Lu, right downstairs from Lune...


AUG 26TH, 2014 - By Justin Fischer

Shhhhh.... Don't tell anybody, but we've been hipped to this cozy little private kitchen off of Nanjing Xi Lu.


AUG 25TH, 2014 - By Ian Louisell

Talking with Bloc Party's singer/guitarist Kele Okereke about his recent shift to electronic music and his all-time favorite house trax.

AUG 25TH, 2014 - By Sacco

The hipsters are coming. Shanghai shakes off the summer with self-cut bangs and small t-shirts as indie acts !!!, HIM, Liars arrive this week.

AUG 21ST, 2014 - By Justin Fischer

Chef Alvaro Ramos of Tomatito brings us cool, fresh simplicity with his mother's recipe for gazpacho, a soup that you don't even need to cook.

AUG 21ST, 2014 - By Ian Louisell

Ahead of Dada Bar's Five-Year anniversary party this Saturday, we asked seven old-school/low-key Shanghai DJs to drop some stories and trax.

AUG 19TH, 2014 - By SmSh

We're using the weather as an excuse to recycle content. Here are 10 things you can do to keep yourself busy and dry in the never-ending rain...

AUG 19TH, 2014 - By Claudia Soko

The latest yoga fad to hit Shanghai, ideal for the health-conscious looking to elevate their fitness routines to a higher plane of actuality.

AUG 18TH, 2014 - By Sacco

Over ten punk and hardcore bands descend on Shanghai this weekend and Music Monday has all the tunes to get your mosh pit started.

AUG 15TH, 2014 - By Ian Louisell

88 Bar gets reincarnated as Diva - "your new favorite." Checking out the new club at the global crossroads that is Changle Lu/Fumin Lu.

AUG 13TH, 2014 - By Ian Louisell

Day-tripping at Happy Valley's water park down in Songjiang. POV Go-Pro videos, stories, and a full review inside. Big fun.

AUG 13TH, 2014 - By Frances Arnold

Sad animals, inkwells, and fireworks at this unprecedented new exhibit by one of China's biggest artists.

AUG 13TH, 2014 - By Sandy Chu

Last call for summer threads. We scours the city for some end-of-the-season fashion finds. Comfy apparel inside...


AUG 12TH, 2014 - By Justin Fischer

Back from a brief exile down south, Japanese restaurateur and Beatles fanatic Kota Tsubuki gets back into Shanghai with a new yakitori joint.


AUG 12TH, 2014 - By Renee van Diemen

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


AUG 11TH, 2014 - By Sacco

Mash-up godfather DJ Z-Trip hits The Shelter this Friday and we have some classic Z-Trip mixtapes and remixes to start your week.


AUG 8TH, 2014 - By Justin Fischer

We've waded waist-deep in a river of cheap wine to see if you can actually get a decent bottle for under 100rmb. Turns out you can.


AUG 7TH, 2014 - By Ian Louisell

Talking with JZ founder Ren Yuqing about doing music festivals in China and why the only way to stop the ticket scalpers is to kill them.

AUG 6TH, 2014 - By SmSh

Submitted for your approval this month: platters and prosecco, organic goodness, no-frills French and, wow, one big brunch failure.


AUG 5TH, 2014 - By SmSh

Stuff to do. It's a bit in short supply this month. That's August for you. Lots of artsy, cultural stuff and DJ parties, though. You'll live.


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