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JAN 30TH, 2015 - By Ian Louisell

Hello Kitty's first theme park outside of Japan just opened four hours away from Shanghai, at a cost of 350 million USD. We went, and it's kind of a...

JAN 29TH, 2015 - By Jin Qian

With CNY around the corner, Zhang Xiaoyu of Shanghai institution Wang Jia Sha shows us how to make a traditional Chinese snack like a pro.

JAN 29TH, 2015 - By Justin Fischer

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JAN 28TH, 2015 - By Ian Louisell

The only party in China to hear cutting-edge dance music from South America, Africa, India and beyond. Third-world community center vibes ...

JAN 27TH, 2015 - By Justin Fischer

Newly opened in Jing'an. This one claims a connection to vaunted Copenhagen restaurant Noma. Let's see if it lives up to the hype...

JAN 26TH, 2015 - By Sacco

Taking a look at five of the best songs on the new "We Are Shanghai IV" comp that features over 40 artists from Shanghai. From headnod beats to punk and...

JAN 23RD, 2015 - By Ian Louisell

It's the Bund but not the Bund. The North Bund. The Origin. Muse and Grey Goose came together and made a love nest on Beijing Dong Lu...

JAN 23RD, 2015 - By Cindy Kuan

A pill a day... keeps... the zygote away. Yeah that just happened. Here's where to get it, plus costs, doctor's advice, the Morning After Pill, etc.

JAN 22ND, 2015 - By Justin Fischer

The people behind Zen Massage are diversifying with an intimate little jazz room on Tai'an Lu. Cocktails and Classic Shanghai jazz riffs inside.

JAN 20TH, 2015 - By Kendra Schaefer

Christian Bale's "American Titties" all up in your face in a game- changing 4k-density TV. Here's what the XiaoMi TV 2 is all about.

JAN 20TH, 2015 - By Frances Arnold

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JAN 19TH, 2015 - By Sacco

A preview of Friday's Low Leaf concert plus a review of the solid new album from local MC ChaCha and beatmaker Hamacide.

JAN 16TH, 2015 - By Justin Fischer

Shao Fan Fan is an iPhone app that lets you hire a professional chef to cook a meal for you in your own home. We gave it a test drive.

JAN 15TH, 2015 - By Sam Gaskin

Three of the best exhibits this month and into February, from giant cats and cartoons to more serious works on entrapment ...

JAN 14TH, 2015 - By Justin Fischer

There is a new whisky and cocktail lounge in Xintiandi, and it's actually pretty good. Bellying up to the bar for a stiff drink.

JAN 13TH, 2015 - By Ian Louisell

It's flu season, so we talked to the doctor about how to fight the virus, whether you should get a vaccine, and why a Hot Toddy may be one of the best...

JAN 12TH, 2015 - By Sacco

Punk's not dead – it just got really old. Music from seminal UK band The Boys who are in Shanghai this week plus a review of the new album from Wuhan's...

JAN 9TH, 2015 - By SmSh

We're finally ready to face 2015. We've taken time to reflect. Here are our hopes and wishes for the new year. We asked a few friends of SMSH for theirs,...

JAN 9TH, 2015 - By Cindy Kuan

Winter winds giving your skin that crackly feeling? Here, some local treatments, products and home remedies to help you with that.

JAN 7TH, 2015 - By Jin Qian

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sluoto on [Eat It]: Guangxi Rice Noodles

As being gluten-free, I was wondering if it's rice flour only. Any idea if there's wheat still involved in the process?

psinology on [Undercurrents]: Popasuda – Global Bass In China

Props to Mr Brown. Good choonage by good people!

Sam Gaskin on New Eats: La Stazione

Comments section critic, way easier.

Justin Fischer on New Eats: La Stazione

Duly noted, gosatti. Duly noted.

gosatti on New Eats: La Stazione

Justin Fischer,............. before say some, be sure the power is connect and your brain on............ be food critic is no easy, and you are not on..