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SMSH / JAN 30

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


DINING / DEC 23

Looking back on the restaurant openings that made a difference in Shanghai this year. This is our list of the city's top five new restaurants.


DINING / DEC 17

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


NIGHTLIFE / DEC 22

The best twenty albums from China in 2014, out of the hundreds that dropped this year. From indie rock to hip hop and post rock...


NIGHTLIFE / DEC 19

Hate life, hate rap, hate white, hate black, hate love, love hate, I think I’m gonna lose it. Getcha hands up, let's do this!



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MAR 6TH, 2015 - By Justin Fischer

It's official. Shanghai now has that American campfire classic, s'mores. We found a stand serving them in barely-open mall, all the way out in Gubei.


MAR 5TH, 2015 - By Ian Louisell

Talking with the man behind Split Works and JUE Festival about brands in China, why concerts get canceled, and why he still doesn't do brunch or...

MAR 4TH, 2015 - By SmSh

Ladyfest, JUE Fest, St. Patrick's Day, Yanni, Air Supply (?!). We've got a busy month ahead of us. Let's get it started.

MAR 4TH, 2015 - By SmSh

This month we've got more Mexican, a little Italian, some quirky K-pop Cafe action, and all-day offerings from newcomer Win House.


MAR 3RD, 2015 - By SmSh

Your submissions are in, the winner chosen. Inside: tales of alternative parenting techniques, eating exotic animals, diarrhea, and lethargy.

MAR 2ND, 2015 - By Sacco

Ahead of this Thursday's Bane show, Sacco breaks down the hardcore genre and shares his five favorite Chinese bands that rep that hardcore life.

FEB 27TH, 2015 - By Sacco

A couples weekend for under 300rmb? That’s Jiaxing, baby. Sacco has all the third-tier city details on this economy weekend getaway.


FEB 26TH, 2015 - By Ian Louisell

Xintiandi gets a nightclub to replace the fallen G+. Our exclusive first look at Sino's newest club. Purple lights and crystal deer up in the VIP...


FEB 25TH, 2015 - By Sacco

Sacco explores the 1960’s Go Go Beat scene of Hong Kong and Singapore with music from The Thunderbirds, The Quests, Betty Chung ...


FEB 18TH, 2015 - By Jin Qian

More people in the world watch this annual CNY celebration than any other program on television. Here's what you need to know.

FEB 17TH, 2015 - By SmSh

Shanghai says goodbye to another slab of raw culture in the city center. You have a few days left to check it out before it's gone forever.

FEB 16TH, 2015 - By Frances Arnold

Robots, maps, monsters battling ghosts, and loads more. Here's our picks for art over the next couple months, plus a guide to what's open during CNY.


FEB 16TH, 2015 - By Sacco

A locals only musical walking tour with ten bands from ten cities. Tracks from Nonplus of Color, Hiperson, Gate to Otherside, Ghost Bath ...

FEB 13TH, 2015 - By Justin Fischer

Excellent Thai noodles in the absolute last place you would think to look. Veering just off of Nanjing Dong Lu for a bowl of liquid fire.


FEB 13TH, 2015 - By Jin Qian

Celebrate Chinese New Year like a pro. All the basic stuff you need to know before you ring in the Year of the Ram next week.


FEB 12TH, 2015 - By Ian Louisell

A proper barber shop just opened up in Jing'an. They speak English, and they can do a fade. Straight-razor shaves and whiskey straight up…

FEB 12TH, 2015 - By Matsume Kai

"So. Should I ask the most stupid question ever? How do I get him back? Because I want him back. Despite all the odds..."


FEB 11TH, 2015 - By Ian Louisell

A gang of local DJs, producers, and promoters share their favorite throwback Chinese love songs from the mainland and beyond.

FEB 11TH, 2015 - By Abi Gascoyne

Tying up that one last loose end before you head out for the upcoming holidays. Here is a list of businesses that will take care of your pet.


FEB 10TH, 2015 - By Justin Fischer

Valentine's Day is this Saturday. We're pretty sure you haven't reserved a table anywhere yet because you're a horrible significant other.



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