Mitch Hedberg in Chinese

August 20, 2014

A lot of foreigners complain that the Chinese don't get our Western sense of humor, or that certain comedic concepts just don't translate well. Excuses like that only serve to make an already large...

Eat This: Peanut Butter & Banana Quesadilla

August 20, 2014

For a long time, the busy corner of Changle Lu and Fumin Lu has had an abundance of dining options like Brothers Kebab, Cantina Agave, Bistro Burger and Tsui Wah. Residents in the proximity are now...

Sichuan Food in Shanghai: Spicy Plus

August 20, 2014

Just down the street from Jing’an Temple, Spicy Plus is a new Sichuan restaurant offering the promise of the spicy food you love plus so much more. If more means an innovative use of herbs an...

Cleanse With Farmhouse Juice

August 20, 2014

You read a lot about fad diets and get-skinny-quick solutions. We’re no doctors, and we can’t debunk any myths or verify any science. We can tell you, however, about our experience tryi...

Jackie Chan's Son Busted for Marijuana

August 19, 2014

We all know drugs in China are illegal. We also all know "rule of law" isn't exactly China's strong suit. China's much better at applying rules arbitrarily (or sometimes, not at all -- just think a...

Health Matters: STD Cocktails

August 19, 2014

Ingredients of Shanghai life can become blended into a smoothie of hedonism and vice. Purity and sober decision-making may neglect to earn you cool points, but they could just save you the worst ki...

Art Review: Cai Guo Qiang's The Ninth Wave

August 19, 2014

Contemporary Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang continues to thrill audiences with a new solo exhibition at the Power Station of Art (PSA). Titled “The Ninth Wave,” this series of 11 large-sc...

Shanghai's Top 3 Tuna Tartares

August 19, 2014

The Bund | Table No. 1 Table No. 1 undergoes periodic menu updates, but the ahi tuna tartare (RMB110) has been a mainstay since day one. A vibrant, cerise stack of chopped, raw tuna is crusted wit...

Vegetarian Food in Shanghai: Green Mix

August 19, 2014

Opening on Dagu Lu in 2013 as Awakening, Green Mix is not only a lifestyle store focusing on eco-friendly and cruelty-free products, but also an organic café serving all vegan and sometimes ...

9 Questions for Dada Owner Michael Ohlsson

August 19, 2014

Gritty, beloved dancehall Dada turns five years old this week. Their anniversary bash goes down this Saturday night, complete with the final China set of former Dada resident DJ Carl Lorimer, lots ...

Photo Shanghai 2014

August 18, 2014

Photography is, as Henri Cartier-Bresson famously postulated, all about the decisive moment, to be captured photographically. Chinese photography has had its own series of decisive moments as it h...

Bad Web Day?

August 18, 2014

It's old news that the Great Firewall of China now numbers Google among its foes, but did anyone else notice today's internet to be particularly troublesome? Even with a VPN on, we heard complaints...

Shanghai Shopping: Brocade Country

August 18, 2014

Brocade Country co-owners and sisters Dawn and Yienzi Li have been spreading southwest Chinese culture in Shanghai for the past decade. Everything in their wood-furnished store is carefully handmad...

World's First LED Basketball Court

August 18, 2014

This is seriously cool. During Kobe Bryant's recent visit to Shanghai, Nike unveiled the new "House of Mamba" LED basketball court. (For the uninitiated, "Mamba" refers to Bryant's chosen nickname...

Global Food in Shanghai: Remedy 365

August 18, 2014

Remedy 365 is a restaurant for everyone. So much so that its multicultural menu spans from Guangdong to the deep blue seas of the Mediterranean and across the Atlantic to the spicy flavors of Latin...

Top Things to Do This Week in Shanghai

August 18, 2014

Every week we round up the best upcoming events for your convenience, so scroll on down for the best events, deals, shows and parties on tap this week in Shanghai.   Monday Mojito Monday&n...

20 Bars for Drinks With Friends

August 18, 2014

Lots of people who come to visit Shanghai like to visit the Bund for a glizty, glamorous night of over-priced cocktails and club-hopping. Those of us that live here, on the other hand, often crave ...

Shiva Lounge to Close

August 15, 2014

Yongfu Lu late night spot Shiva has announced it will be closing its doors after this weekend. The announcement from their people says: "...We have...new business hours restrictions that make our ...

Shanghai's Best Weekend Events

August 15, 2014

Ready for another big weekend in the big city? Read on for our round up of the weekend's top six events.  (For our round up of Shanghai Weekend Nightlife, click here.)  Free Beer ...

China's Best Food Blogs: Lou Eats More

August 15, 2014

It's the Summer of Food in Shanghai. As part of our celebration of all the good things to eat in this city, we're not just offering some sweet deals on the city's best restauran...

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