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  1. Where Does It Hurt?

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Where Does It Hurt? by Max Pemberton Hodder & Stoughton, HK$185 If Dr Max Pemberton ever gave up medicine he could probably earn a living writing full-time. Already a medical columnist for Britain's Daily Telegraph, he has also written two books about his first years on the job: Where Does It Hurt? follows his debut Trust Me, I'm a Junior Doctor. ...

  2. The bittersweet return of Jordan Chan

    Posted Apr 25th 2008, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... Singer-actor has broken a four-year absence with the release of Mandarin album Exclusive Memory, Michelle Chan reports Jordan Chan Siu-chun has released his latest album, Exclusive Memory, ... Lee. We communicated well and great ideas kept popping up.' Although Chan is known to be romantically involved with actor Cherrie Ying Choi-yi, love has not prevented him singing his ...

  3. Bruce Lee: Fighting Spirit

    Posted Aug 10th 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Bruce Lee: Fighting Spirit by Bruce Thomas Sidgwick & Jackson, HK$192 Bruce Lee has been dead for 35 years but still he generates copy, be it news articles about his Kowloon Tong home or new volumes such as this one by Bruce Thomas (better known as Elvis Costello's bass player). The latest edition of Bruce Lee: Fighting Spirit, first published in 1996, ...

  4. TV makeup industry puts on a new face

    Posted Jan 20th 2008, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan More jobs, extra care needed as high-definition technology reveals the naked truth The advent of high-definition television is a boon to makeup artists and cosmetic companies ... the makeup,' said Why Chan Choi-yuk, chief artiste image supervisor at TVB. 'Since every mistake will become very obvious on high-definition broadcasts, we spend a lot of time checking whether ...

  5. How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read

    Posted Mar 09th 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read by Pierre Bayard Granta, HK$155 There is nothing wrong with discussing books without actually having read them. In fact, says Pierre Bayard, reading may put you at a disadvantage because you stand to lose your identity by doing so. Not surprisingly, the author, a professor of French literature in Paris, quotes Oscar ...

  6. Artists juggle ballet and circus

    Posted May 06th 2008, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... Michelle Chan A performance that combines ballet and circus is set to thrill Hong Kong's theatregoers next month. Rain/Bow, organised by Le French May, is the result of years of juggling practice. The artists use movements and manipulation of objects to stage a magical show. Originally written for a jugglers' troupe to improve their movements, the show is divided ...

  7. A Long Way Gone

    Posted Jan 27th 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah Harper Perennial, HK$228 If the Hollywood film Blood Diamond placed Sierra Leone on the world map again and pricked the conscience of lovers of the gem, Ishmael Beah's memoir should move readers to take action against the many wrongs chronicled in his gutsy tale about his years as a child soldier in the country. A Long Way Gone, ...

  8. HK$300m fund to boost film industry opens for applications

    Posted Oct 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan A HK$300 million fund to help finance small- and medium-budget movies made in Hong Kong opened for applications yesterday in a bid to resuscitate the local film industry. ... with experienced producers and learn marketing strategies. Council member and film director Gordon Chan Ka-seung agreed. 'I think filmmakers should also participate in calculating whether the product ...

  9. Actor arrested over 1b yuan forestry scam

    Posted Oct 26th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan A former mainland television actor, once feted at the Great Hall of the People for his entrepreneurial spirit, has been arrested in Inner Mongolia over a 1 billion yuan forestry scam. Seven accomplices were also arrested in the fraud case, Xinhua reported yesterday. Chen Xianggui , 43, a Heilongjiang native who is best known for his role as a village party head ...

  10. Rock meets classical

    Posted Sep 30th 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... City Chamber Orchestra joins bands for a one-of-a-kind show, writes Michelle Chan The crowd went wild as rapper Ghost Souljah emerged onstage. As the audience cheered and whistled, the artist started his signature rapping, accompanied by two hip hop dancers. The 15-year-old rapper, who has been performing since the launch of YRock, was one of the first acts in last ...




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