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2 03, 2021

Run movie review: Sarah Paulson plays an overprotective parent in absurd thriller

By | 2021-03-02T22:15:11+00:00 March 2nd, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on Run movie review: Sarah Paulson plays an overprotective parent in absurd thriller

3/5 starsIf the 2018 film Searching championed the lengths to which a desperate father would go to trace his missing daughter, then writer-director Aneesh Chaganty’s follow-up could be seen as a cautionary postscript, warning against the dangers of ove...

2 03, 2021

The arch: how the timeless architectural form is back on trend

By | 2021-03-02T21:15:16+00:00 March 2nd, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on The arch: how the timeless architectural form is back on trend

We can thank ancient innovators for putting the arch into architecture.No one knows for sure who invented this ingenious structural form but the Romans are credited with exploiting its potential, enabling the construction of domes vast in scale and orn...

2 03, 2021

New Year Blues movie review: full of hot K-drama talent, South Korea’s answer to Love Actually is awful

By | 2021-03-02T08:30:06+00:00 March 2nd, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on New Year Blues movie review: full of hot K-drama talent, South Korea’s answer to Love Actually is awful

1/5 starsHit romantic comedy and perennial Christmas favourite Love Actually clearly made a lasting impression on Korean writer-director Hong Ji-Young. In 2013, her film Marriage Blue adopted the formula laid out by Richard Curtis’ 2003 smash and follo...

1 03, 2021

Raya and the Last Dragon movie review: Disney animation inspired by Southeast Asian culture

By | 2021-03-01T17:00:11+00:00 March 1st, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on Raya and the Last Dragon movie review: Disney animation inspired by Southeast Asian culture

3.5/5 starsThe first original Walt Disney Animation in nearly five years, Raya and the Last Dragon is set in a realm known as Kumandra – a reimagined version of our world heavily inspired by Southeast Asian culture. If this might have some up in arms a...

28 02, 2021

Netflix K-drama Sisyphus: The Myth – escapist fun as sci-fi action-drama series kicks off with outrageous set pieces

By | 2021-02-28T12:15:08+00:00 February 28th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on Netflix K-drama Sisyphus: The Myth – escapist fun as sci-fi action-drama series kicks off with outrageous set pieces

Having shut down a temper tantrum in first class, rock-star scientist Han Tae-sool performs some engineering wizardry after pushing a dead pilot out of his seat in the cockpit of a commercial airliner as it free-falls to earth, all while casually phoni...

28 02, 2021

Marvel and DC Comics artist shows hand-drawn art that’s become a rarity as the industry goes digital

By | 2021-02-28T04:15:14+00:00 February 28th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on Marvel and DC Comics artist shows hand-drawn art that’s become a rarity as the industry goes digital

Comic-book artist Pat Lee has a new exhibition in Hong Kong of sketches that he did for Marvel and DC Comics between 1997 and 2007, for titles such as Batman, Superman, The X-Men and Transformers. It is his first show in seven years and his kind of han...

27 02, 2021

Daft Punk are dead but their creative director’s style comes to life in Hong Kong through retro-futuristic luxury furniture brand Hervet

By | 2021-02-27T09:15:13+00:00 February 27th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on Daft Punk are dead but their creative director’s style comes to life in Hong Kong through retro-futuristic luxury furniture brand Hervet

Unless you were back on the nightlife scene as soon as Covid-19 restrictions were lifted for restaurants last week, you may not be aware that the signature style of retro-futuristic luxury French furniture brand Hervet Manufacturier has quietly slipped...

27 02, 2021

Chinese artist Huang Xiaopeng – ‘Always a rebel and an independent thinker’

By | 2021-02-27T06:15:09+00:00 February 27th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on Chinese artist Huang Xiaopeng – ‘Always a rebel and an independent thinker’

On October 6, 2020, Huang Xiaopeng died of a heart attack in a small, rented room in Berlin’s yet-to-be gentrified neighbourhood of Wedding. On the seventh day, as is Chinese tradition, friends of the 60-year-old artist returned to the room with offeri...

26 02, 2021

Asian language courses preferred by students globally as K-pop culture steers interest away from ‘dead white men’

By | 2021-02-26T04:30:13+00:00 February 26th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on Asian language courses preferred by students globally as K-pop culture steers interest away from ‘dead white men’

Yumeng Zhuang fell in love with physics and philosophy as a high school student in China. That passion led her to Albert Einstein and Immanuel Kant – and then to a desire to study German so she could read their works as originally written. But her pare...

25 02, 2021

New York-based theatre producer hits out at culture of ableism in Hong Kong

By | 2021-02-25T21:15:18+00:00 February 25th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on New York-based theatre producer hits out at culture of ableism in Hong Kong

I was born in 1995, an only child. My parents were living in Sai Kung at the time. When I was about one year old, we moved to Tsuen Wan to be closer to my aunt, who would babysit me when my parents went to work. When I was about five, we moved to Shek ...