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Over ten years of articles critiquing this city we live in, from activity lists to deeper culture reads.
  • JZ Spring: So Much Jazz In Jing'an Park On Sun & Mon. So Here's The Schedule.

    2016-04-29 17:18:51 - By Ian L.

    If you're not rolling to Strawberry or MIDI -- or to see the Backstreet Boys perform in a field in Jiangsu province , or the goddess Hebe Tian and the rest of S.H.E. at... Read more...

  • Mona Lisa Arrives in Xintiandi. (Maybe. Who Knows. Sorta. Possibly.)

    2016-04-29 16:16:14 - By Frances Arnold

    An exhibition opens in Xintiandi today purporting to show a portrait of one Lisa Gherardini -- by none other than Leonardo da Vinci. The featured piece in multimedia exhibition Earlier Mona Lisa , the affair racks up the evidence and backstory that some experts claim prove the painting’s authenticity. Several of those... Read more...

  • These Are The Tails... From The Shanghai Cocktail Festival

    2016-04-29 14:31:30 - By Ian L.

    Just outside the glass elevator that leads to K11's roof garden, these big illustrated signs tell the stories behind classic cocktails: grandpa's favorite, the Negroni; the nectar of the nighthawks, the Martini; The Dude's drink of choice, the White Russian. None of these cocktails were available on day one of... Read more...

  • 7 Ways To Celebrate Cinco De Mayo

    2016-04-29 14:06:56 - By XZ Palmer

    Orale! Next week is Cinco de Mayo, the day commemorating Mexico's defeat of the French forces in the Battle of Puebla in 1862, AKA the day you spend with your good friends, Corona and Patron. Here's some events that maybe enable you to do that second one more so than the first. Read more...

  • Hey, Kartel's Rooftop Is Opening Tonight

    2016-04-28 17:36:10 - By Ian L.

    This might be one of the most beautiful days of 2016. Birds are chirping, that eccentric fellow is blasting Canto-pop downstairs on the street, and we're floating right into a three-day weekend. Life is good. And… One of Shanghai's finest rooftops is opening tonight. Indeed, Kartel is opening at 10pm on the dot (private... Read more...

  • Heads Up: The Prodigy Play On Monday, May 2

    2016-04-28 14:11:10 - By SmSh

    Friends, there's been a bit of confusion as to when seminal UK electronic act The Prodigy are playing at Shanghai Strawberry Festival . Several different festival schedules exist online, and the Beijing Strawberry is running at the same time. Confusing, yes. For sure though, The Prodigy are playing our city on Monday, May 2 at... Read more...

  • Thursday: 0rmb Drinks @ Windows Garage From 9-11pm

    2016-04-28 10:43:29 - By Ian L.

    The other Nanjing Xi Lu outpost of sports / dive bar empire Windows is turning four tonight. Kind of. They opened as " Windows Underground " maybe eight years ago, right around the time their failed live house experiment Read more...

  • Equestrian Vibes: Longines Global Champions Tour This Weekend

    2016-04-27 16:23:41 - By SmSh

    Fans of luxury watches and horses jumping over things, this one's for you. And people who like hats. Because any good equestrian event is all about the hats. The Shanghai leg of the The Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT) is back this weekend, April 29-May 1, at the Read more...

  • Concert Review: Dude. Maiden. Duuuuuuude…

    2016-04-27 13:17:56 - By Morgan S.

    Seminal British heavy metal band, Iron Maiden flew a jumbo jet into our hearts last night, making their Shanghai debut at the Mercedes Benz oyster behind their 16th studio album, The Book of Souls . The band played a full two-hour set, mixing the new material off the latest album with Maiden classics:... Read more...

  • The Deals Tested Roundup: What's On and What's Gone

    2016-04-26 18:03:22 - By SmSh

    So we have this column called Deals Tested , where we test promotions and deals that sound interesting, like free-flow pizza or beer or cheap steaks. Unfortunately, F&B marketing personnel in Shanghai have an extremely high turnover rate, and when they peace out, said deals often vanish and no one updates the... Read more...