Chinatown

housing

Inside the Affordable Chinatown Haven That Narrowly Avoided ‘Renoviction’

Residents of the May Wah still pay less than $500 a month—a rare exception in a rapidly gentrifying Vancouver neighbourhood.
Joanna Chiu
11.26.18
New music

Liam Gallagher Is Less Belligerent Than Usual on New Song "Chinatown"

Another song from his upcoming solo album, 'As You Were.'
Lauren O'Neill
6.30.17
Film

Bob Odenkirk’s New Film ‘Girlfriends Day’ is the Perfect Valentine’s Day Antidote

The greeting card noir premieres on Netflix tomorrow
Amil Niazi
2.13.17
News

Are the London Brothel Raids Really About Saving Sex Workers?

Last week, six massage parlours were stormed by police looking for "victims" so they could "take them to safety." Often, this meant arresting women and putting them in detention centres.
Frankie Mullin
10.27.16
Film

The Tiny Chinatown Bank That Was Scapegoated After the Financial Crisis

Legendary 'Hoop Dreams' documentarian Steve James's newest film, 'Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,' tells the story of the only US bank prosecuted after the 2008 financial crisis.
Brandon Harris
10.8.16
Stuff

Do Young People Care About Gentrification?

We interrupted some millennials' $5 coffee to ask if they think about displacing the poor.
Zac Thompson
7.24.16
Travel

Inside the Basement Tunnels Where Mexicali's Chinese Immigrants Once Lived

La Chinesca is made up of a series of underground tunnels beneath Mexicali, where Chinese immigrants lived for half a century.
Erin Lee Holland
5.11.16
News

​We Asked Toronto’s Chinese Restaurant Workers About Shit Pay and Long Hours

Overworked, underpaid, and tipped like shit. Toronto's Chinese restaurants are both a dumping ground for Canadians and a hellhole for their employees.
Jake Kivanc
4.26.16
Travel

Rising Rents Might Mean the End of London's Chinatown

Gentrification is threatening what has historically been one of the most diverse areas of the city.
John Lucas, Photos: Jake Lewis
4.17.15
Stuff

RAE's Latest Art Show Opened Friday Night in the Basement of a Chinatown Butcher Shop

The artist had previously been evicted from his home in Midwood, Brooklyn for exploding his microwave.
Araceli Cruz
3.29.15
Film

The Best Bad Guy Speeches in Movies

What makes an iconic villain moment? Sometimes it's evil, but more often than not, it's how they show their humanity.
Alex Denney
12.16.14
Food

Melbourne’s Unhygienic Restaurants Are More Delicious Than They Look

A dirty, dirty restaurant may leave you hunched over the toilet screaming to god for sweet relief and a Sprite, but it's going to be a tasty journey.
Emma Do
12.4.14
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