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New York Today: Snow Day Fashion

< 1 minute agoUnited States / New York : City Room

Friday and the weekend: The race to replace Sheldon Silver, brutal cold is coming, and the week in pictures.

Flight attendants' 'Empress of China' cosplay: Guy says he's a better Wu Zetian than Fan Bingbing

18 minutes agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

HNTV's high-budget historical TV drama "The Empress of China" has been attracting a good deal of buzz from viewers and non-viewers alike, thanks in part to controversial editing the show underwent as a result of some pushed-up cleavage shots that were deemed 'bad for the healthy growth of juveniles'. [ more › ]

Inside Lawrence House

sign listing some of the amenities from the days when Lawrence House was a first-class residential hotel Last summer, one of Uptown Update's frequent contributors took a tour of Lawrence House before the current renovations and construction began. Show More Summary

Clown Around In Church This Sunday

54 minutes agoEngland / London : Londonist

Unorthodox annual service in 69th year.

Shanghai Disneyland will be 'basically' finished this year

1 hour agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

It looks like the folks behind Shanghai Disneyland are feeling a little less confident about that previously projected 2015 finish date. Construction of the theme park will be "basically" finished this year, Shanghai Mayor Yang Xiong said yesterday, adding that the Shanghai Disney Resort's opening is still being discussed. [ more › ]

Education Minister Warns Against ‘Infiltration’ of Western Ideas

Chinese teachers should be on their guard against the infiltration of Western ideas, the country’s education minister says. Also, while they’re at it, they should stop complaining and venting their grievances in front of students as well.

Chinese Lawmaker’s Illegal Beijing Dig Goes Horribly Wrong

A basement illegally dug under a Beijing politician's home allegedly caused the collapse of four nearby houses and left 15 neighbors homeless.

Lucky Shanghai employees swoop up year-end bonus in cash tornado

2 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Employees at a Shanghai company who lucked out in a drawing lottery during their annual work party got to take part in this gameshow-inspired cash-grab yesterday. [ more › ]

Kids - Babies Proms: Christmas Rhythms

28 Nov-20 Dec Imagine singing Christmas carols with the accompaniment of your own live orchestra. In the Sydney Opera House no less! With a five-piece ensemble, warm...

Art - The National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015

21 Mar-07 Jun Now in its 18th year, this annual exhibition presents the 44 finalists for the National Photographic Portrait Prize, by amateurs and professionals. This...

Qualified Shanghainese urged to have more babies

3 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

In December 2013, China relaxed its one-child policy and allowed couples to legally have a second child if at least one of the parents is a single child. Previously, both parents had to be only children to qualify. Nonetheless, qualified Shanghainese have proven lukewarm to this idea. [ more › ]

Why Scrapping Quotas in China’s Criminal Justice System Won’t Be Easy

Chinese judges have long operated under requirements that they meet certain quotas or targets for guilty verdicts and case completions, with likely sanctions ranging from warnings to being expelled from the court if they fail to com...

Shanghai Metro plans on changing ticket prices to ease rush-hour crush

4 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Shanghai Metro is planning on adjusting ticket prices according to peak and off-peak travel times in a move that it hopes will reduce overcrowding during rush-hour. [ more › ]

[DEALS] Laphroaig 10 Year Old Single Islay Malt Whisky at just ?335!

4 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Available for home delivery for only RMB335 right now on Laphroaig 10 Year Old is an all-malt Scotch Whisky from the remote island of Islay in the Western Isles of Scotland. Laphroaig, pronounced "La-froyg", is a Gaelic word meaning "the beautiful hollow by the broad bay". Show More Summary

Has the new City of Dunwoody website created by Jesse James Creative delivered as advertised? On July 8, 2013 the City of Dunwoody went out with a Request for Information for proposals on City Website Design and Replacement and we received a fair amount of interest with nine companies putting forth formal proposals. Show More Summary

Motorists shouldn't need Waze to drive safely

To the editor: I find it very unsettling to read that the Waze traffic app is beloved by so many because "people may drive better if they know a police officer is around"; "most users drive more carefully when they believe law enforcement is nearby"; "it's a warning to slow down and avoid a...

CSU, the easy way to boost graduation rates is the wrong way

To the editor: There are easy ways to attain the California State University system's stated goal of more graduates: increase pass rates in classes, reduce breadth requirements for a degree and make more classes available online. ("Cal State chancellor sets goals for improved graduation rates,"...

Council seeks to fix 'nonsensical' parks law

According to a recent report on spending by park conservancies received by the City Council, the well-heeled Central Park Conservancy spent only $175,773 in fiscal year 2014. That is... To view the full story, click the title link.

McDonald's applies to rent out former home of Taiwan leader

5 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The former residence of Taiwan leader Chiang Ching-kuo may soon be turned into a cafe. Erm, a McCafe. [ more › ]

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