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China

Chinese Food and the Joy of Inauthentic Cooking

It’s possible that Asian food is more prominent in the American imagination than the Asian people who produce it. In the mid-nineteen-fifties, the political scientist Harold Isaacs became curious about how average Americans had formed impressions of far-away China and India. Isaacs and a team of …

Food & Dining

Top 10 bars in Santiago, Chile

Santiago is shaking things up with a vibrant new bar and nightlife scene that’s steadily erasing its reputation as a less-than-glamorous stopover city. Here, we pick 10 top spots for a glass of wine, a pisco or just a good beer<p>Santiago has never really had its moment in the spotlight. Overshadowed …

South America

With $150-million 'Great Wall,' Legendary aims to bridge U.S.-China film gap

More than four years ago, just as China’s movie market was starting to boom,<p>Thomas Tull, the executive producer behind blockbusters including “The Dark Knight,” “The Hangover,” and “Man of Steel," was casting about for a concept that might particularly suit Chinese audiences — and travel globally. …

‘Parts Unknown’ Hawaii: Just the One-Liners

On last night's episode of CNN travelogue <i>Parts Unknown</i>, host <b>Anthony Bourdain</b> had the enviable task of exploring Hawaii. This being <i>Parts Unknown</i>, of course, this wasn't the Hawaii of "portion-controlled cruise line entertainments," but the real Hawaii of real Hawaiians. As Bourdain discovers in the …

Humpback Whales

Emmy Contenders: Constance Wu talks 'Fresh Off the Boat'

The art of comic timing? Constance Wu can deliver a master class. Thoughts on how to best serve the Asian American community? She's got you. The proper care and feeding of bunny rabbits? Wu could (and should) write a book.<p>The 33-year-old actress, who plays the zealous mom in the ABC comedy "Fresh …

New Zealand Wine Festivals in Seoul, Busan this Summer

If you don't have enough New Zealand wine in your life, the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce is looking to fix that. In Seoul, the organization will …

New Zealand

First Hawaiian Bank signs Heisman winner Marcus Mariota to endorsement deal - Pacific Business News

By Jason Ubay <br>– Reporter, Pacific Business News<p>May 1, 2015, 1:35am HST<p>Marcus Mariota, the Tennessee Titans quarterback and 2014 Heisman Trophy …

Marcus Mariota
New Zealand

Air NZ CEO Luxon pits Middle Earth against Middle East with Pacific Rim focus - Plane Talking

Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon has no time for second brand low cost carriers, nor woe-is-us excuses blaming end-of-the-line route structures …

Koreatown's cool old buildings point to L.A.'s future

A 1941 Los Angeles guidebook described architect Myron Hunt's I. Magnin building on Wilshire Boulevard, finished two years earlier, as an "elaborate new" department store with shop floors "furnished in shades of apricot" and featuring "indirect lighting effects like those achieved by Parisian …

Airports

Hodor! Game of Thrones comes to China as Tencent ties up with HBO

The battle for online viewers in China heated up again today with Tencent’s announcement of a tie-up with HBO. The deal will see a number of shows …

China

World-class teams

Winning teams are tough to find—and even tougher to build. In this classic <i>McKinsey Quarterly</i> article from 1992, the former captain of New Zealand’s …

Safer cities for the Asian Century — TheCityFix

Despite daunting challenges, rapidly urbanizing Asian cities have a range of options to improve road safety and save lives. Photo by …

Smart Cities

South Korea is threatening to jail selfie stick retailers

The South Korean government is going after sellers of uncertified camera extenders, threatening fines of up to 30 million won ($27,000) or prison time of as long as three years. According to Korea’s Ministry of Science, “selfie sticks” that have bluetooth functionality should be classified as …

South Korea

Operatic Beauty of Modern Singapore Mansion

Cooling pools top a first floor in the latest glorious Singapore dwelling from the always brilliant Guz Architects.<p>The luxurious three story house …

Architecture

Eating Everything Sydney Has to Offer: a T+L Guide

I arrive in Sydney with three very important items on my agenda: Eat some of the best breakfasts in the world, swim like a saltwater fiend in the …