Making a Scene: Industrial Oakland Art

When the Burning Man “burners” return home, Oakland is where you’ll find industrial artists at work (and play). The range of artists here is as diverse as the city itself: welders, sculptors, glass blowers, and even fire artists inhabit West Oakland’s warehouses, just across the … Continue reading
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On business in Shanghai

With its futuristic skyline, high-end hotels and fantastic culinary scene, the bustling metropolis that is Shanghai has an incredible amount to offer, even if you’re only in town for a flying visit. Those lucky professionals who find themselves on business in Shanghai will discover a wealth of … Continue reading
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North Carolina’s Cherokee Heritage

When Spanish explorers recorded Native Americans in the mid-16th century, it was the first time those outside of Native American cultures became aware of the Cherokee Nation. But this group’s rich history extends much deeper into what is now the United States, especially in the … Continue reading
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Discovering the Dallas Arts District

It may sound cliché, but many things really are bigger in Texas. And that’s particularly true for the Dallas Arts District, the largest contiguous urban arts district in the United States, spanning 68 acres and 19 contiguous blocks. Featuring high-culture venues for performing and visual arts, historic … Continue reading
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Inside the National Civil Rights Museum: African-American History in Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee, takes its name from an ancient city on the Nile. (Remember that when you notice the glinting pyramid-shaped building on the Mississippi River.) But the city’s connection to African culture runs deeper than any river. Memphis was the centre of the global cotton … Continue reading
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10 highlights of Shanghai’s French Concession

For travellers to Shanghai who’ve come prepared for bustle, soaring skyscrapers and ultra-modern living, the French Concession might seem a little unexpected. Here, you’re more likely to encounter picturesque, tree-shaded streets than frenetic, neon-lit cityscapes. From historic sites to pretty public parks, from the art galleries … Continue reading
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An Art lover’s Guide to The Best Boston Galleries

When the sea beckons, you grab a towel and hit the beach. Should an urban hike be in order, you don walking shoes, order a coffee to-go and take to the streets. But if you crave a cultural escape, these Boston galleries should do the trick. … Continue reading
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