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Dining, Eat Sichuan Home: Chinese Food Burns So Good in a Different Way

Sichuan Home: Chinese Food Burns So Good in a Different Way

There was no mistaking the Sichuan origins of the chef's special fish stew ($18.95) at Sichuan Home, a two-month-old restaurant on Geary. Fish fillets and bean sprouts bobbed on the surface of a slick of crimson broth, and several seconds…
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Dining, Eat Shabu Pub and G Cube Cafe: Japanese Hot Pots Go Chinese

Shabu Pub and G Cube Cafe: Japanese Hot Pots Go Chinese

As we sat at the bar in Shabu Pub, a procession of implements arrived, and the black-lacquered slab before us was transformed into the altar for an elaborate ritual whose rites we hadn't yet learned. First came the propane burner,…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>24 City</i>

24 City

Jia Zhangke’s last feature, Still Life (2006), was set in Fengjie, an ancient river city flooded and rebuilt as part of China’s monumental Three Gorges Dam Project; his latest, 24 City, takes place in and around a giant, formerly-top-secret aircraft…
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Film, A Chinese factory reborn as condo heaven in <i>24 City</i>

A Chinese factory reborn as condo heaven in 24 City

Jia Zhangke is one of the world's preeminent filmmakers, an essentially contemplative director whose considerable talent is further amplified by the significance of his material — namely, everyday life in the most dynamic economy on Earth. Jia's last feature, Still…
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