Author: Josh Feola

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Josh Feola

Josh Feola is a Beijing-based writer and musician, and an editor at Radii. His coverage of Chinese music and art has appeared in The Wire, LEAP, Tiny Mix Tapes, Sixth Tone, and more. He's been active in the Beijing music scene since 2010 via his booking platform pangbianr.com, and currently plays drums in Beijing bands SUBS and Vagus Nerve.

Photo of the Day: Kowloon King Bootleg in Beijing

Today’s photo was taken by Beijing-based filmmaker and musician Joshua Frank. It’s the outside seating area of a newly opened noodle restaurant in Beijing’s upscale Sanlitun neighborhood, “in ‘soft opening mode’, with lines out the door. They sold out of noodles.” The reason I’m including it with this week’s photo theme — “handwriting” — is the decor: the chicken scratch on the back wall and the railing next to the diners is a blatant ripoff of the inimitable King of Kowloon: Tsang was born in Liantang Village (蓮塘村), Gaoyao, Zhaoqing, Guangdong, China. He travelled to Hong Kong at the age of...

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