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I visited this city of history in the middle of winter.

Blisteringly windy and outfitted for Californian cold, Beijing was rough. Luckily, I was rewarded for my efforts with some incredible sights. 12 more words

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The Critic: S&N's 2015 Oscar Picks

By Spencer. Back in July, I boldly predicted that the Oscar race was already over: Boyhood would be winning the Best Picture trophy, end of story. 1,537 more words


1. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
2. The Dark Knight (2008)
3. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
4. Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan…

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Shanghai's Jade Buddha Temple (上海玉佛禅寺)

Housed in its own worship chamber and sitting in pristine silence is the Jade Buddha statue after which this temple is named. Enormous and impressive, you’ll have to experience it in all its transience: photos aren’t allowed. 43 more words

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The Year In Movies 2014: Spencer's Picks

By Spencer. Ranking the best movies of the year isn’t nearly as simple a task as writing a year-end list for music. None of us at S&N are professional critics, so we’re limited to the movies we managed to see during the year—and as you might imagine, thanks to the time demands of visiting a theater, we consume a lot fewer movies than albums. 1,740 more words