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  • KCRW Summer Nights
    KCRW: Your Summer Soundtrack
    The sixth annual KCRW Summer Nights, presenting free, all-ages, outdoor concerts in venues across Los Angeles, is in full swing and continues through September. Partnering with a wide variety of cultural institutions, the public radio station...
  • John Lewis (D-GA.) revisits the site of brutal beating in 1965
    Teaching Rights and Social Justice in a Post - (Michael) Brown Era.
    Picture a 5th Grade classroom in Chinatown on New York’s Lower East Side. Twenty-seven mostly Asian children – when I use the classic ‘clap, clap, clap-clap-clap’ signal, they fall silent immediately, eyes on me. Thorough...
  • For an Exotic Food Trip to China, Stay in Boston
    For an Exotic Food Trip to China, Stay in Boston
    CHINATOWN, Boston -- Do you know what gochi berries are for?Do you know how to cook a silkie chicken?Have you ever tasted ong choy?We certainly hadn't when we signed on for a Boston Chinatown Market Tour the other day. The only thing we had...
  • "Mind Traveling" by Lu Chuntao
    Lu Chuntao at the Chinese Culture Center
    For 50 years, the Chinese Culture Center has been building bridges between East and West, mostly through the medium of art. Tucked into a corner of of the Chinatown Hilton, their physical space is small but their ideas and influence are enormous,...
  • 'Chinatown' is a great film
    'Chinatown' is a great film
    Anyone in southern California knows that we are currently facing a difficult drought. With the limited rainfall in this region, water has always been a particularly valuable commodity. Forty years ago, the iconic and award-winning film &ldquo...
  • Chicago Chinatown Dragon Wall
    Chinatown has dragon art
    In major, U.S. cities, there are Chinatowns. In one form or another, all Chinatowns have dragons. (Chicago’s Chinatown has its dragons.)Immediately visible when visitors enter Chinatown at Cermak Road and Wentworth Avenue are nine dragons on...
  • Some fine entertainment in the Bay Area this week - Part II
    Some fine entertainment in the Bay Area this week - Part II
    The Lamplighters Music Theatre opened its 62nd season earlier this month, with a production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, and this week it comes to San Francisco.Founded in 1952, to share its passion for the comic operas...
  • Wan Shi Da Bakery
    Wan Shi Da Bakery: Chicago's humble shop for Asian-style treats
    A chance encounter upon a humble Chinatown bakery proved a diverse, new and interesting experience. Experienced in European-inspired desserts and being a first-timer in the realm of Asian treats and desserts, the Wan Shi Da Bakery seemingly...
  • Eastern Conference Champions
    Chinatown Summer Nights July line up
    Party beneath the stars with free live music. KCRW Chinatown Summer Nights return July 12, 2014 in the Chinatown Central and West Plazas from 5 p.m. to midnight. Bring your friends. It's free!Kevin Bronson of Buzzbands.la curates the LA Weekly...
  • Chinatown Summer Nights 2014
    Chinatown Summer Nights are back
    Food, fun, and fresh music meld beneath the stars. KCRW's Chinatown Summer Nights are back for three Saturday nights. The season kicks off on June 14, 2014 in the Chinatown Central and West Plazas at 5 p.m. and lasts until midnight. Bring your...
  • Domestic Violence Beer Sign
    Tactless chalk sign at a Philly bar got one very thoughtless employee sacked
    When it comes to beer and bars, there is a certain level of advertising that dips below conventional values. Gals in bikinis, goofy catch-phrases, harebrained Super Bowl beer ads – you get the picture. But one small Chinatown bar in...
  • “Flying Dragon,” mural by Justin Hoover
    A new vision for Chinatown's cultural renaissance
    Yesterday, the Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco sponsored an press event, which spoke to the emerging visibility and pride of their community. The "New Vision for Chinatown" introduced the artists and their projects which they...
  • Singaporean Chili Crab at Starry Kitchen in Los Angeles
    Starry Kitchen: Chili Crab with Attitude
    By all standards of reason, Starry Kitchen shouldn't work. The husband-wife duo that is Nguyen and Thi Tran genuinely don't give a care what people think--not about the food, the ambiance, the service--none of it. They played by their own...
  • 25 Robberies in Manhattan
    Police are looking for suspects responsible for 26 robberies in Manhattan
    Police are searching for two men responsible for committing 26 robberies in Manhattan, the New York City Police Department announced on Wednesday morning.The NYPD had first reported a burglary on Feb. 25 at 512 Hudson St., where the men stole...
  • DC Motobomb
    The DC Motobomb
    What do you get when you take one part DC nightlife scenery, stir in approximately 100 sportbikes and skillfully mix together by one of the DMV's most talented photo-journalists? You get an award winning photo shoot (more on this later) called...
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