Travel Moments

Microfabrique Post-Mortem

So I went to Microfabrique. And I’m saddened to report that it sucked. Allow me to rant a little. The bar is just terrible as a live music venue. For starters, the second floor of the bar is too thin, ...

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Minimal Techno… In Shanghai?!

Shanghai just got a hell of a lot cooler… And I’m not even talking about the weather! If you ask me what I miss the most about Montreal (besides family, friends and Faust), I invariably think back on the vibrant ...

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Videogame Piracy in China

As you most certainly know, China is a haven for piracy. Whether it’s an XBOX game or a movie DVD, everybody buys it pirated. To say it’s tolerated is an understatement: it’s a way of life. One console that had ...

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King Kong and the Movie Industry

Saturday night, Helene, a few of my colleagues and myself went to see Peter Jackson’s King Kong at the ever-pleasant and weirdly-named Paradise Warner Cinema City. As I described it in a July 2005 post, this theater boasts “VIP tickets” ...

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I Probably Ate Cat

I tell ya, it seems like every month brings its new food-related scare to Shanghai. It seems like nothing can escape a foreboding warning or two that makes you rethink ever eating that kind of food again. First, there was ...

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