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  1. A new standard to live up to

    Posted Jan 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Barry C Chung Since its release, The Sixth Sense has been the ultimate haunted house thriller, serving as a benchmark for all that follow. (The Others is another.) The Awakening, not to be confused with the dozen or so films of the same name, is the lates ...

  2. Social vices breed double standards

    Posted Jul 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... When it comes to the official attitude to social vices in Hong Kong, inconsistency abounds. Consider the untaxed sale of alcohol, unfettered sale of tobacco and the tight regulation of gambling. Since the Jockey Club is not for profit, pays punitive tax r ...

  3. Spoof on Sheen takes a dig at mainland moral standards

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... A mainland newspaper column lambasting troubled Hollywood actor Charlie Sheen is a talking point online. Media blogs around the world homed in on the Global Times, a mainland newspaper, after it published what appeared to be a spoof opinion piece on Sheen, which also made several barbed comments about mainland business culture and elastic moral standards. Written ...

  4. Glittering set of standards

    Posted Sep 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... saxophones and rich-sounding piano solos. Mraz and Piaf may be the biggest names here, but there are plenty of other singers giving touching interpretations of jazz standards which should convert ...

  5. Modern jazzman gives playful twist to old standards

    Posted Feb 16th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Fiona Ng, Vivian Chen

    ... and live. As on his CD, Tan (below) gave some familiar jazz compositions and old standards a playful twist. He was practically an Asian Michael Buble. In addition to the work of guitarist Dodong ... some vocalese solo, mimicking a trumpet and percussion instruments. However, the inspiration for a live CD of jazz standards came during a collaboration with another local musician. 'About ...

  6. Standard Operating Procedure

    Posted Oct 19th 2008, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui Standard Operating Procedure Director: Errol Morris The film: The meaning of the title of Errol Morris' documentary is revealed halfway through the film when a military ... 'criminal acts', such as those which show detainees stripped naked and handcuffed in awkward positions, while others illustrate the application of 'standard operating procedures'. ...

  7. Krall in fine form but sticks to standards

    Posted Oct 08th 2008, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... of standards but omitted the searching singer-songwriter tunes she penned a few years ago with husband Elvis Costello. Instead she dedicated Exactly Like You to her absent husband and twin sons, ... with far more originality and assurance than when she first recorded it. It was one of a number of songs she seems to have grown into. Joni Mitchell's A Case Of You is another modern standard ...

  8. Hiromi sets the Sonicbloom standard

    Posted Jun 15th 2008, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam Beyond Standard, the latest release on Telarc from Hiromi's Sonicbloom, was already completed when Hiromi Uehara and her band played the Arts Festival this year, ... Standard opens with an audio reference to a much earlier era, with what sounds like an old gramophone needle being dropped into the scratchy run-in groove of a 78 featuring a solo pianist playing ...

  9. Parents accused of double standards over sex photos saga

    Posted Feb 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang A parents' group has accused some parents of double standards over the celebrity sex-photos saga. 'We have heard from some teenagers that their parents will discuss the particulars of the nude photos during dinner but do not allow them to see the pictures,' Elizabeth Quat, a consultant for the Hong Kong Alliance of Parents Association said. ...

  10. Standard deviations stoke the Pizzarelli fire

    Posted Jul 17th 2005, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam John Pizzarelli's mistake was to be born at the wrong time. He turned 45 in April which, although hardly elderly by jazz standards, does make him almost 20 years ... songbook standards in which he specialises, and which he performs a great deal better than Rod Stewart, who has somehow revived an ailing career by singing them badly at 60. Those songs, ...




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