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10 Things to Do When You're Having a Bad China Day

Shanghai Blogs   It happens to all of us. The bitterness seeps in and before you know it you've jumped from a Level 3 expat to a Level 5 in the course of one awful "China Day." But it's not all gloom and doom -- there are things you can do to combat the fury, sadness and general sense of hopel...

6 April Fools Pranks That Are Perfect For Shanghai

Shanghai Blogs   Celebrating April Fool’s in a country where it’s not traditionally celebrated has pros and cons. On one hand, it’s easier to fool people. On the other hand, it’s easier to fool people, so dressing up like a zombie on the metro could be greeted with hazm...

April 1: Jason Mraz Live in Shanghai

Shanghai Blogs   Jason Mraz, who got his start in the early aughts strumming a ukelele and crooning in San Diego coffeehouses, returns to Shanghai for a performance of his lighthearted folk-pop songs at Shanghai Grand Stage.    Though Mraz’s biggest hit remains the impossibly...

The Dish: 6 Weird Things You Already Eat

Shanghai Blogs   In my eternal quest to expand my culinary knowledge I've made many surprising discoveries as to the nature of the foods that we eat. Put simply, we humans eat some pretty weird things, and while I’m eternally grateful to the first brave individuals who partook, I have to...

Cantonese Spicy Crab in Shanghai

Shanghai Blogs   Shanghai-based Cantonese food enthusiasts can now skip the trek to Hong Kong for the famously popular spicy crab at Qiao Di La Xie (Under Bridge Spicy Crab).   Their outpost at SOHO Fuxing Plaza, which opened in February, is already so in demand that you should be prepa...

Interview: Emma Pollock of The Delgados

Shanghai Blogs   Emma Pollock was the frontwoman of The Delgados, a beloved Scottish shoegazing band from the late '90s who were essential to the Glasgow underground rock scene. Pollock launched her solo career after the band's breakup in 2005. She now deals in artful indie pop-rock and is tou...

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