Art and Culture


Can you tell opinion from fact?

BELOW are ten statements used in a Pew Research poll in 2018, five of which are factual statements and five of which are opinion statements. The answers are below, don’t cheat! 1. Health care costs per ...

January 23, 2021, Saturday


Appy days: Zen inducing apps for calm commutes

IN a recent report by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, Shanghai was crowned China’s ultimate super-city. With an estimated population of 24.28 million people living within 1,237.85 ...

January 23, 2021, Saturday


Capturing the sound of historic Suzhou

MOST special memories can remain totally hidden from our conscious mind. However, when such moments of our memories are activated by sound, the past becomes alive. “Native Soundscape: The Sonic Geography ...

January 23, 2021, Saturday


Noah’s Ark rescues souls floating in the flood

THE artist known as “The Panda Man” has a special art project running at HOW Art Museum through March 14. “Me & Beuys, Zhao Bandi’s Hut: A Noah’s Ark in the Post-Pandemic Era” discusses the topics of ...

January 16, 2021, Saturday


Another Fancy Dress Party

FANCY dress parties seem to be increasing in popularity as the New Year grows older. The dance given by the sisters and nurses at the Victoria Nurses Home last week was a delightful affair, and positive ...

January 16, 2021, Saturday


British-funded Victoria Nurses Home built to celebrate queen’s jubilee

HUADONG Hospital’s Building No. 1 is well known throughout Shanghai for being the former Country Hospital, designed by Laszlo Hudec in 1926. But it also has another historical building rarely known and ...

January 16, 2021, Saturday


Lamb and the mighty spud: How food helped pull this small Gansu county out of poverty

NESTLED away in a landlocked expanse in China’s arid northwest is Gansu Province, spreading over a vast area of 454,000 square kilometers that includes part of the Gobi Desert. Famous for Lanzhou hand-pulled ...

January 9, 2021, Saturday


Quick read: China’s break from poverty

NEWSFLASH: Last year wasn’t all bad. It was also the year China’s eight-year goal to wipe out absolute poverty came to fruition. What does that mean? Basically, it means that now there is officially no ...

January 9, 2021, Saturday


Dry January, I’ll drink to that: a positive piece about alcohol

DRINK. I’m a superfan. I’m not talking about the stuff that keeps you pepped or hydrated. I mean booze. Particularly sparkling wine, and more recently, espresso martini. You’d think I’d be over caffeine ...

January 9, 2021, Saturday


3 reasons to raise a glass in Dry January, from award-winning mixologist Kazuhisa Arai

THE multi-award-winning Sober Company is a jewel in Shanghai’s cocktail bar and restaurant crown. Its general manager and master of mixology, Kazuhisa Arai recommends three Sober cocktails that’ll leave ...

January 9, 2021, Saturday




 

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