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Checking Out ‘Chungking Express’

Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong

Another day, another unexpectedly awesome combination of our twin passions — Music and Film. This time it comes to us from the funny folks at The Onion AV Club. In the fifth installment of his Song and Vision series writer Steven Hyden explores the relationship between Wong Kar-wai’s ‘Chungking Express‘ and The Mamas & The Papas song ‘California Dreamin’, a ... Read More »

Munchin’ in Memphis at The Arcade

The Arcade Restaurant, Memphis, Tennessee

Feelin’ hungry for some stick-to-your-bones Southern grub? Then step on down to Arcade Restaurant, located in the heart of Memphis’ historic South Main District at the corner of South Main and Calhoun Avenue. It’s the oldest restaurant in Memphis, and a city landmark, so it should come as no surprise that the Arcade has appeared in its fair share of ... Read More »

Angkor On Film

Angkor Wat 5

The temple complex at Angkor is one of the world’s greatest historical sites, and it’s also Cambodia’s biggest tourist attraction. Yet the massive (400 sq km) 12th-century landmark may be best known to many from its role in 2001′s ‘Tomb Raider.’ That’s not the only time the complex has starred on the big screen, though, it’s also the location of ... Read More »

Where in the World?

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It may not look like much, but this building complex helped introduce the West to a major director. Originally planned as cheap housing, the buildings now features apartments, low-budget hotels, shops, and restaurants, covering 17 stories and an entire block. A gathering place for many of its city’s minority groups, Time Magazine called this it “the best example of globalization” ... Read More »

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