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Pamela Anderson Won’t Be Wearing MAC Makeup Any Time Soon

Pamela Anderson wrote a letter to MAC Cosmetics, appalled at the company’s decision to sell products in China, where animal testing is required by law for imported cosmetics. The staunch PETA activist, who has worked with MAC in the past, discovered that the brand “abandoned its celebrated policy against animal… » 8/28/15 9:30am Friday 9:30am

Did China Rip Off 'Let It Go' for the 2022 Olympics? (Sounds Like It)

China’s just been awarded the 2022 winter Olympics, but the country’s government can’t start celebrating yet. Despite the many reasons that activists have given for the games not to be held in China—there’s no snow and the country’s an oppressive human rights nightmare—the biggest issue might be that one of China’s… » 8/04/15 1:30pm 8/04/15 1:30pm

Chinese Police Arrest Five People Over Uniqlo Sex Tape 

Last week, China was angered by a sex tape shot in Uniqlo’s flagship store in the country’s capital. The 71-second tape showed a man and woman engaged in...well...sex in front a full- length, dressing room mirror. Really, who can think of a better place than Uniqlo to live out your public sex fantasies? It’s certainly… » 7/19/15 12:40pm 7/19/15 12:40pm

China Really Unhappy About Viral Sex Tape Shot in Uniqlo Dressing Room

There’s no denying that shopping at Uniqlo with all its weird packaging and strange rules is an experience. But while buying an Elmo t-shirt for $14.99 and being subjected to the sounds and colors of the retail establishment may be enough for some, a man and woman took their love of shopping to the next level by… » 7/16/15 2:45pm 7/16/15 2:45pm

Sister Ping: The Pirate Whose Treasure Was the American Dream

Work hard, and you can be anything you want to be. Pull yourself up by your bootstraps and take advantage of the Land of Opportunity. Slogans like these have become the tired parlance of political campaigns on both sides of the aisle, every candidate arguing that the American dream is suffering, but they can… » 6/30/15 2:00pm 6/30/15 2:00pm

How Backpacking Changed the Way I Looked

When I quit my job in New York to go backpacking in South America, I agonized over what to pack. I couldn’t, for instance, not bring my Ferragamo flats, even if it meant ruining their soles on dirt paths and crumbling cobblestones. I certainly couldn’t leave behind my beloved red lipstick—I wanted it for nights out… » 6/17/15 5:00pm 6/17/15 5:00pm

Guy Sues Chinese Actress for Staring at Him Too Hard Through the TV

Seems legit: the Associated Press is reporting that a Shanghai man is suing popular Chinese actress Zhao Wei for staring at him too hard through the TV. As the AP notes, this could have something to do with China’s newer, laxer lawsuit rules, or Zhao might need to take a picture because it lasts longer. The unnamed… » 6/09/15 6:50pm 6/09/15 6:50pm

Chinese Government Sick Of Chinese Knockoffs

It’s about to be much harder for Chinese shoppers to buy counterfeit luxury goods—even those made in China, reports Slate. The business of importing knockoffs and selling them domestically—as well as the act of re-branding goods made in China as imports—has been “booming in a regulatory gray zone,” but will soon be… » 5/04/15 7:40pm 5/04/15 7:40pm

The Best Restaurant in the World Is: Disney's Epcot Theme Park

For the past year, Rich Juzwiak and Caity Weaver have scoured New York in search of the city’s greatest restaurant. This spring, the authors expanded their quest into a global hunt: the search for the Best Restaurant in the World. Due to time and budget constraints, it was determined that the most efficient method to… » 4/30/15 12:25pm 4/30/15 12:25pm

Funeral Strippers Are an Actual Thing in China

When we get caught up in the humdrum repetition of our day-to-days, it can be easy to forget how different the lives—or deaths—of people in other parts of the world are. In China, funerals appear to be far more interesting than the ones people attend in the U.S. because they have strippers. These exotic dancers—some… » 4/23/15 11:15pm 4/23/15 11:15pm

The Best Time My Bosses Teamed Up to Find Me a Chinese Fiancé

My first date with Cai involved a lot of tongue. Not the fun kind—like, a literal plate of seasoned duck tongues on the table between us. But that wasn't the weirdest part of our date, because I swear duck tongues are delicious. The weirdest part was my coworkers, all gathered together at another table, watching us. » 4/14/15 1:50pm 4/14/15 1:50pm