How come we didn't realize just how much we would like this city that reminded us of a distant cousin of New York City? Shanghai is bold and gritty, gracious but tough, new and old, which are all key ingredients to making a place work.
If all he did was cook, Jean-Georges Vongerichten's status as one of France's -- and the world's -- most innovative chefs would be assured. But Vongerichten's amazing talents in the kitchen are aligned with a genius for business.
There were few surprises in the third round of the Shanghai Rolex Masters, as top seeds Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray all advanced, with only Federer needing three sets to punch his ticket to the quarterfinals.
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic cruised to straight-set victories in the second round of the Shanghai Rolex Masters, as the world number one and two played their first matches in Shanghai in nearly two years.
In the beginning, when I moved into my apartment back in 2010, the security apparatus was barely noticeable. There were always some random men who looked like the type of men who might be found late at night in a stale diner in a casino in Atlantic City.