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Over ten years of articles critiquing this city we live in, from activity lists to deeper culture reads.
  • Weekend in Underground Clubbing: Dada/Antidote Anniversaries, Shelter Closing for Renovation

    2015-08-05 14:08:51 - By Josh Feola

    Big weekend ahead for the non-EDM dance floor denizens. Also there's the I'm in Love with the Coco guy but, well, what can one even say about that. Here are a few parties going down on Friday and Saturday in Shanghai's fringes, friendliest dives, future-est caves... Read more...

  • SmartShanghai Is Hiring

    2015-08-04 16:08:30 - By SmSh

    The SmartShanghai media corporate empire is hiring. We have three positions currently open. Dining Editor . This full-time position will help manage the extensive SmartShanghai listings and events database, and work with the team in planning and executing online content related to restaurants, bars, Shanghai's food and wine culture. This includes restaurant/bar reviews,... Read more...

  • Upcoming: Riviera Events 10-Year Anniversary Pool Party

    2015-08-03 18:08:17 - By Morgan Short

    Good lord, Shanghai promoters Riviera Events -- they of Shanghai's OG pool parties, scads of Bar Rouge blowouts, and tons of other wonderful things that transpire around town -- are turning 10 years old on Saturday, August 15 . For some perspective, here's what was happening ten years ago: -Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl"... Read more...

  • Art Happenings: Snakes In The Market, Lazers In The Cool Docks

    2015-08-02 17:08:50 - By SmSh

    Antenna Space , an actual gallery in M50, opened the group show Southern Wind on Tuesday. Because weekdays are less awkward, I guess. The artwork is significant but splattered into a theme conjured by curator Liu Ding. Somewhat fixated with tradewind economics, the show is about China’s... Read more...

  • New Music Festival: Infinity Summer

    2015-07-30 14:07:46 - By Raul Bernardi

    Sometimes it's just so fucking hot and terrible that it feels like our little fantasy world is going to end any minute now. And then along comes a press release with a title like this: "Infinity Summer Rewrites the Rulebook and Establishes a New Standard in the Chinese Music Festival Culture this Summer". Read more...

  • Echo Park Lineup Announced: Gerard Way, Bok Bok, Young Fathers, More...

    2015-07-29 15:07:40 - By Ian Louisell

    Slow, slow week for news folks, but here's something. To build some hype for their upcoming Echo Park music festival a.k.a. Black Rabbit Redux, promoter Split Works did a group chat "live announcement" today, but apparently you had to have... Read more...

  • Incoming: Dragonforce

    2015-07-28 17:07:02 - By SmBj

    This September, Painkiller is turning 15 years old and to celebrate, they're hosting one of the world's most blistering metal acts for a China tour: Dragonforce. *INSERT MONSTER RIFFAGE* Non-heshers you might know the band from their track, featured in Guitar Hero III, "Through Fire and Flames" . It's the hardest one.... Read more...

  • Hollywood Blockbuster Release Dates Announced For Terminator, Inside Out, More...

    2015-07-28 16:07:59 - By Jin Qian

    Every summer from June 10–July 10, China has a month of "domestic film protection", when Hollywood blockbusters get pushed back to late August or even October to make way for Chinese films. That month just ended, and quite a few highly–anticipated films just got their release dates confirmed for the mainland. These include this year’s latest superhero movie: Read more...

  • Talking To Our Party Photographer About "THE HELL STREET"

    2015-07-28 13:07:37 - By Ian Louisell

    So we sent our photographer down to the Yongkang Lu (YKL) bar strip on Friday to capture the surreal last twenty minutes before the street's daily 10pm shutdown. After that, we did a quick interview about how he shot the gallery and his take on clubbing in Shanghai. Read on for all that and the photos from YKL. Read more...

  • China Joy Returns This Weekend...Minus The Anime Ratchets?

    2015-07-27 18:07:00 - By Ian Louisell

    Shanghai's sweatiest, most disorienting digital entertainment expo China Joy returns this weekend. In the past twelve years, the event was infamous for scantily clad models, but the focus has shifted because of two major factors. For one, just like at the Shanghai Auto Show, models have been warned not to dress... Read more...

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