Chinatown

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
2.14.17
News

Are the Soho 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
10.26.16
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
10.6.16
Art

Leather Landscapes as Self-Portraits of Fetish and Devotion

In her first LA solo show, Tamara Santibañez presents her latest series of large-scale fetish studies at Slow Culture Gallery.
Hannah Stouffer
10.6.16
Stuff

How Much Do Young People Care About Gentrification?

We interrupted some millennials' £3.50 coffee to ask if they think about displacing the poor.
Zac Thompson
7.31.16
The Up Close and Personal Issue

Inside the Mall at the Center of China's Transformation of East Africa

Thousands of Chinese entrepreneurs, following a trail of billions of dollars in state-led investment, poured into Uganda, and Mukwano Mall was turning into a self-sustaining universe designed for them.
Mansi Choksi and Kim Wall
5.23.16
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
5.12.16
News

​We Asked Chinese Restaurant Workers About Their Shit Pay and Long Hours

Toronto's Chinese restaurants are hellholes for their overworked and underpaid employees.
Jake Kivanc
4.27.16
Art

A Painter Re-Emerges After 3 Months of Self-Imposed Exile

Kamil Franko tells The Creators Project about 'Love and Violence' a new show that juxtaposes abstract nudes with drones and technology.
Kate Messinger
10.4.15
Art

Artist Fills Gallery with Rescued Animals and Debris from Syria

An installation featuring live parakeets, giant toads and rubble shipped over from the Syrian border takes over Louis B. James gallery.
Kate Messinger
9.16.15
Art

Aura Photography Brings Occult Art Back To NYC

Your chakra glows in rainbow hues.
Abby Ronner
8.2.15
Stuff

Rising Rents Might Mean the End of London's Chinatown

Which would obviously be a terrible thing, as it's about the only interesting thing left in W1.
John Lucas, Photos: Jake Lewis
4.17.15
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