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  1. Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle

    Posted Jun 13th 2010, 12:00am by Douglas Kerr

    ... is being inflicted on them. Celebrity wrestling has developed into a complex spectacle. The bouts themselves are stylised rituals. The wrestlers have stage personas well known to their fans, each ... a meretricious popular culture because we want to be fooled. Whether it's wrestling, reality television, the vicarious pleasures of pornography or celebrity culture, the gratifications of junk food, ...

  2. Magazines - 48hrs

    Hello Kitty exhibition opens in Hong Kong as icon celebrates 40th birthday

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 11:06pm by GLORIA CHAN AND VANESSA YUNG

    ... Gloria Chan and Vanessa Yung The meow factor Is she a cat? A schoolgirl called Kitty White? Or a cultural phenomenon that some are still grappling to understand? Love her or hate her, Hello Kitty is one of Hong Kong's favourite obsessions and this petite idol (without a mouth)- measuring five apples tall and three apples in weight- celebrates her 40th birthday ...

  3. Sport - China - TABLE TENNIS

    Chinese table tennis champion stripped of US$45,000 prize after 'shameful' celebration

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 01:19pm by James Griffiths

    ... hoardings during overenthusiastic victory celebrations at a tournament in Germany. Reigning men’s singles world and Olympic champion Zhang Jike kicked an advertising hoarding next to the court, ... handing Ma his first defeat this year. While the International Table Tennis Federation described the match as being “of the highest quality,” it was less impressed by Zhang’s celebration, deciding ...

  4. News - World - ENTERTAINMENT

    Hello Kitty Con being staged in Los Angeles to celebrate 40th birthday

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 09:42pm by AP

    ... to Los Angeles this week to celebrate the character's 40th birthday at Hello Kitty Con, a four-day festival dedicated to all things Kitty. "This is the first time there has ever been ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS REVIEW

    A Celebration of Dance

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 05:37pm by Natasha Rogai

    ... Natasha Rogai life@scmp.com A Celebration of Dance Hong Kong Ballet HK Cultural Centre Grand Theatre Reviewed: October 25, 2.30 and 7.30pm The programme Hong Kong Ballet has chosen to celebrate its 35th anniversary reflects where the company stands today- dancing of an admirably high standard with a repertoire that is rich and varied, yet prone to odd lapses of judgment. George ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Beijing mouthpiece calls for pro-Occupy celebrities to be banned from mainland

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:19pm by Vivienne Chow, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Vivienne Chow and Ng Kang-chung Celebrities criticised for biting the hand that feeds by supporting demonstrators; some stand firm, but Kenny G appears to change tune Protesting stars lose shine on mainland A backlash on the mainland continues against entertainment celebrities who have offered support to Hong Kong's democracy protests, with one commentary in state media ...

  7. News - China Insider - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Communist youth arm runs online poll on 'how to punish pro-Occupy HK celebrities'

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:02pm by Chris Luo

    ... against Hong Kong celebrities who voiced support for pro-democracy protests in the city. The Communist Youth League of China (CYLC) started a poll on its official Weibo account at 1pm on Tuesday, asking microbloggers how they would like to “sanction unscrupulous celebrities" who "blatantly supported the illegal Occupy Central protests”. The survey was criticised for not giving ...

  8. Magazines - 48hrs - ARTS

    Liu Yuyao and Zhang Siyuan will help to celebrate the Hong Kong Ballet's 35th year

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 11:04pm by Natasha Rogai

    ... Natasha Rogai Turning pointe A Celebration of Dance Hong Kong Ballet   Hong Kong Ballet is 35 years old this year. A celebration programme opens on October 24 at the Cultural Centre where the company is venue partner — and which itself will be 25 in November. With senior ballerina Jin Yao on maternity leave, the spotlight will be on two young dancers, Liu Yuyao (newly promoted ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - GOLF

    Back to business for Scott Hend after the celebration

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 10:46pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Australian shrugs off hangover from HK Open victory to focus on defending Macau title Back to business for Hend after the celebration With a major ... in a cradle, a la Hollywood's version of The Hangover, but only solitude as he gingerly nursed the after-effects from celebrating his memorable win at the Hong Kong Open on Sunday. I spent all ...

  10. News - World - Football

    Indian footballer dies after somersault celebration goes horribly wrong

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 07:26pm by Reuters in New Delhi

    ... Reuters in New Delhi A 23-year-old Indian footballer has died from severe spinal cord damage after attempting to celebrate a goal with a somersault, an official told reporters on Monday. Bethlehem Vengthlang FC midfielder Peter Biaksangzuala died on Sunday at a hospital in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram after the incident in Tuesday’s match in the third tier Mizoram ...




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