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PHOTOS: A Walk In San Francisco's Chinatown

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

The first Chinese immigrants arrived in San Francisco in the 1850s. Many came to escape China's uncertain economic conditions, attracted by the Gold ...

Mapping Race in New York City

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

2010-09-24-racepull.jpgA map of New York City by race and ethnicity suggests that perhaps the place isn't quite the melting pot that it is claimed to be.

FYF Rocks Chinatown (PHOTOS)

Yasi Salek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Yasi Salek

FYF is the place to be to hear bands on the cusp of breakout acclaim.

PLAN ForYourArt August 5-11

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

There has never been more worldwide attention on the creative culture of Los Angeles. Each Week, ForYourArt highlights select cultural offerings th...

Perform! Now! Festival: Interview With Francois Ghebaly

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Bettina Korek

This weekend, over 40 performances will take place in, out and around an array of Chinatown galleries as part of the second Perform! Now! Festival.

Plan ForYourArt July 29-August 3

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

This year's PERFORM! NOW! festival showcases more than 40 performances to take place throughout Chinatown's gallery district.

Sxip Shirey and Sonic New York

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jesse Larner

I first saw Sxip ("Skip") Shirey when his band Luminescent Orchestrii opened for Dresden Dolls on the night that brought in 2008. It was an odd but oddly perfect pairing.

Art Exhibit Uses Foursquare To Send New Yorkers On The Hunt For Free Art

dnainfo.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A new exhibit will feature a scavenger hunt powered by Foursquare for artwork throughout New York City....

Chinatown Fire Cause Found: Overheated Electrical Box

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City fire officials say an overheated electrical box is to blame for a fatal seven-alarm fire in Chinatown last month that b...

Plan ForYourArt July 1-7

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

On Friday, leading galleries in Chinatown open their doors for Box Scheme, the culminating exhibition of California Institute of the Arts' (CalArts) graduating MFA candidates.

CARS Catalyzes Cultural Community

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Sigman

Community Arts Resources' mission emphasizes the development of public space in Los Angeles, a concept that may seem oxymoronic to some Angelenos.

Danger and Intrigue in Cortlandt Alley

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

I do appreciate alleys for their beauty as a rare piece of forgotten New York. There's really nothing you can do to save or preserve them and their value is in their scarcity.

Death In Chinatown Fire: Body Found In Building

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — An elderly man's body has been pulled from the wreckage of a fire that tore through a building in New York's Chinatown. The man had ...

Chinatown Fire In New York: Grand Street Building Burns In 7-Alarm Fire (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (Associated Press)-- Officials say 13 people, including 10 firefighters, have been injured in a seven-alarm fire on Manhattan's Lower East Si...

Chinatown Brothel Owner Offered Cash, Free Sex To Undercover Cop: Charges

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The owner of a Chinatown brothel offered free sex and paid $18,000 in cash to an undercover Chicago police officer posing as a corrupt cop in exchange...

Subterranean San Francisco

Mark Coggins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Coggins

If you followed the instructions on the appointed evening, you would have found yourself in the catacombs among a capacity crowd of eighty or so hardboiled writing fans.

You Must Remember This

Victoria Moy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Victoria Moy

"When did you first feel like a real American?" I asked my grandfather. "In the Army. I was an airplane mechanic for the Flying Tigers," he said.

The Ghost(s): Of Tony Blair, Roman Polanski, and A War on Terror

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer is one of the best films I've seen in recent years. Yet it seems unlikely, at least in America, to break out beyond the art house hit status.

Chinatown's "Bloody Angle" -- A Trip Down Doyers Street

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

Pell Street is one of those iconic Chinatown blocks that filmmakers love to shoot on. Short and narrow, with an abundance of awnings and flags, the abrupt end at Mott Street gives it a sense of intimacy. 2010-03-22-chinatown.jpg

Got a Problem With Roman Polanksi? See The Ghost Writer Anyway. It's A Masterpiece.

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

The filmmaking is confident, organic, efficient at the highest level. And why not? Although Polanski is now 77, the director who made Chinatown and The Pianist still has his A-game.

Ten of Polanski's Best...Kitty Cat

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

Roman Polanski emerged from the womb knowing cinema. Proof lies in his glorious first feature, Knife in the Water, a tense, complex, three-character study.

Chinatown Celebrates Lunar New Year

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

On Sunday, New York City's Chinatown hosted the annual Lunar New Year celebrations, welcoming the Year of the Tiger with a parade that wove along Can...

Parenting A Child With Asperger's Syndrome

Jeff Witzeman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeff Witzeman

It seemed like an innocent enough request, "Dad can you take my friends and I to Chinatown this Friday when we have the day off?" "Sure," I said. After all it would be good to get out and do something.

The Last New Yorker: A Love Story for the City

Harvey Wang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Harvey Wang

The Last New Yorker offered me another opportunity to capture a New York City that was fading away and like my photography books, offered a window into people on the margins.

Trash Talk

Gotham Gazette | Courtney Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Neat freaks, beware of Brownsville, steer clear of Morrisania and forget about Chinatown. These are some of the neighborhoods that received the wors...