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Tips and Articles in Beijing

Q: Do you have any tips for booking hard-to-get restaurant reservations in Europe? —Suzanne Mead, Greenwich, Conn. A: “Call at least one month in advance, but if the answer is ‘no,’ start negotiating: Offer alternative time slots and ask to be...
See our slideshow of the World’s Top Late-Night Restaurants How do you coax Anthony Bourdain, Daniel Boulud, and four other celebrated, eternally busy Manhattan chefs to sit down for three hours? Put them in the company of friends and culinary ...
Cultural Hit List Art Europe London "Louise Bourgeois," at Tate Modern (Oct. 10–Jan. 20; tate.org.uk). Surrealist, Expressionist, and conceptual artist Bourgeois is still going strong in her nineties. This show, which spans seven decades of dra...
The highlight of a visit to the new Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall is the extraordinarily detailed scale model of the city that projects what China’s capital will look like in the year 2020. English-speaking guides dressed in scarlet-and-black s...
The Cultural Revolution's national ideology—fortunately—has gone the way of the Little Red Book, but the distinct style that emerged out of China's heyday of state-issued propaganda is back by popular demand, at the five-room Red Capital R...
The Blob Has Landed "National theatre or national joke?" That's what Beijing residents were asking following the construction launch of China's most extravagant public-works project since the Great Wall. The design of Beijing's National Grand Thea...
See our slideshow of Great Affordable City Hotels. What would you expect to pay for accommodations in a palatial, elegantly decorated suite in one of London’s most famously posh neighborhoods?One that occupies an entire floor of a regal Victorian...
Pablo Picasso once proclaimed, "We all know that art is not truth." Collectors visiting China quickly become even more cynical. With art here, there is no truth. Nobody knows that better than Dick Wang, who enjoys a rare perspective on Beijing's ...
One of my most cherished, if illogical, fantasies is that I was one of those Chinese scholar-painters in a former life. I first discovered their ethereal artwork by accident when I stumbled across a Chinese landscape painting at the British Museum...
PPDO. For the solo voyager, this piece of shorthand-- for "per person, double occupancy"-- is the most hated fine print in travel brochurese. That's because some cruise lines and tour operators charge singles up to twice the advertised double-occu...
. . . from the SouthwestDon Imus, radio personality "My brother and I were taking pictures for our new book, Two Guys Four Corners [Villard]. Ever since we got interested in photography, we've been shooting beautiful areas -- Canyon de Chelly, Me...
oh la la, st.-tropezConnoisseurs of the Côte d'Azur are now resting their heads at the Hôtel Villa Belrose, a dream of lemon stucco, ruddy canal tiles, and brilliant white balustrades. Call it haute glamour: the estate is discreetly situated at th...
First Soho China shocked Beijing with the concrete towers—accented in lemon, flamingo pink, and electric blue—of Soho New Town. Then the same developers brought haute design to the foot of the Great Wall with Commune, a cluster of strikingly moder...
Tibetan antique furniture expert Chris Buckley's renowned Beijing shop, Torana House, now has a sister in Shanghai: Torana Gallery (339-15 Chang Le St.; 86-21/5404-7787; www.toranahouse.com), a showroom-like space filled with treasures...
See our T+L Design Awards 2009 slideshow. Meet the Jury Architect Adam D. Tihany founded New York City–based Tihany Design in 1978. His multidisciplinary studio has designed restaurant interiors for Jean-Georges Vongerichten and hotels for the M...