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Once Upon A Time in Shanghai – Gangsters With Kung-fu

Thursday, April 24th, 2014
by on Playing Around

Your right fist is too strong…it will cause trouble for everyone around you. Wear this bracelet and remember your mother doesn’t want you to fight.

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Mingmei Yip’s Skeleton Women
Gripping Tale of a Courtesan and Spy

Thursday, July 5th, 2012
by on Reading Around

Skeleton Women, by multitalented musician, artist, and author Mingmei Yip, prompts a number of associations and comparisons. The title refers to Chinese courtesans in Shanghai in

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Japan and Cherry Blossoms

Springtime in Tokyo: Cherry Blossoms, Fashion,
A Small Quake and, Finally, Signs of Recovery

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
by on Living Around

Did he do it on purpose, to lift people’s spirits? Issey Miyake’s Spring 2012 “Pleats Please!” collection was fun, bright, playful, and delightful. Color palette:

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Phoebe Cates Brings Her Blue Tree Touch to Sfoglia

Friday, March 11th, 2011
by on Dining Around

What could be better than dining in a top restaurant’s private dining room? How about dining in a private space designed by Phoebe Cates, actress,

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Prowling the Streets with a Camera

Monday, April 12th, 2010
by on Living Around

“I prowled the streets all day, feeling very strung-up and ready to pounce, determined to ‘trap’ life – to preserve life in the act of

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