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Coronavirus: Part I – Fear and Community

Posted from: Los Angeles My flight left Beijing – where I’ve lived and worked and studied since the early 2000’s – for DC...

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Chasing Specters: Ghost Hunting in Beijing and a Long, Slow Ascent

Posted from: Beijing, China Wang Wei took me ghost-hunting last week, some famous haunt off of 3rd Ring Road, built and neglected by a Hong...

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Spring Comes Early: New Directions and Netflix Man Candy

A few months after the divorce was final, in the early days of January, I spent a couple nights watching back-to-back auto industry...

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In Cometh the Wood Goat: A Chinese New Year at Guanshuyuan

Posted from: Beijing I’ve never really been able to capture Chinese New Year on camera. I’ve tried. But silly little SLRs...

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Suddenly I’m Really Into Print: Concrete Flux Launches Issue 3 – Escapism

It’s been all digital with me for 18 years. Since I was 13, digital digital digital HTML internet, and then one day I’ve got...

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Hometown Tourism: Three Months of Back-alley Beijing Finds

Beijing, China Turtle Guy is finally gone. Every day for two weeks, he stood near the exit on Dongsishitiao, holding a dead snapping turtle...

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Midnight in Peking: Cheers to Pamela on the Tartar Wall

Beijing, China I still don’t know who killed Pamela Werner. There’s two more chapters until that big reveal. Midnight in...

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Blasted by Dawn: or, Free Sunrise, Courtesy of Hotel East

Posted from: Beijing Sunday morning, just barely 6:30. Kyle and I sat bolt upright in bed as the room was invaded by ultraviolets. All the...

Beijing Best Birthday Dinner: Where to have Birthday Dinner in Beijing

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Turning 30 at Mercante and Plans for Sweeping Tombs in North Korea

Beijing, China People keep asking me what it feels like to be 30. It feels like 29, except that no one asks you what it feels like to be...

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One Pearly Snow Day: Kendra’s Vegetarian & Vegan Survival Guide to Beijing

Posted from: Beijing Before we get around to the veggie walking tour, a breaking news update: Rumor has it there are weasels in the...