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  1. iForward, Russia!

    Posted Jul 09th 2006, 12:00am by Mark Mccord

    ... at the commodification of pop that's proving to be the undoing of a wonderful art form. Finally, and importantly,!Forward, Russia! also share with the late-1970s agit-prop noise-makers a keen political ... Mark McCord iForward, Russia! Give Me a Wall (Dance to the Radio) This typographically challenging four-piece emo-pop rockers are at the forefront of what some are hailing a revolution out ...

  2. News - World - ENTERTAINMENT

    Gerard Depardieu compares Putin with Pope John Paul II

    Posted May 19th 2013, 08:33am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Putin is like John Paul II: Depardieu French actor and newly minted Russian citizen Gerard Depardieu yesterday compared President Vladimir Putin with the late Pope John Paul II and said the ex-KGB agent was what Russia needed as a leader. Depardieu is to shoot a new film in Moscow and the Chechen capital Grozny, as he settles into his new role ...

  3. News - China - TAIPEI BRIEFING

    Fear of mainland China cultural influences political claptrap

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung It's not just a one-way street, as Taiwanese singers and soap operas have been popular for decades across the strait Fear of mainland cultural influences political ... a Singer thus serves as a warning to Taiwan- not politically, but culturally. As Taiwan's Culture Minister Lung Ying-tai says: "We need to cherish our creativity and do our utmost ...

  4. The exhibition: Konstantin Bessmertny

    Posted Dec 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Known for his dark, humorous style, Bessmertny presents a collection of 22 small oil-on-wood panels that are reminiscent of the icons of his native Russia and depict quirky operatic scenes and characters. Tue-Sun, 11am-7pm. Galerie Martini, 1/F, 99F Wellington St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 9566. Ends Dec 24 ...

  5. Le Concert (film)

    Posted Nov 05th 2010, 12:00am by Mabel Sieh

    ... Mabel Sieh Directed by Romanian-born Radu Mihaileanu, Le Concert centres around musician Andrei Filipov (Aleksei Guskov). Filipov conducted the famous Bolshoi orchestra in Russia 30 years ... with intense emotions and desires, and some fun and crazy moments. The political background gives a chilling effect. Seeing famous musicians lose their jobs because of political reasons and turn ...

  6. Le Concert hits the right notes

    Posted Oct 31st 2010, 12:00am by Mabel Sieh

    ... Mabel Sieh Directed by Romanian-born Radu Mihaileanu, Le Concert centres around Andrei Filipov (Aleksei Guskov). Filipov conducted the famous Bolshoi orchestra in Russia 30 years ago ... and fulfil his dream. Like many French movies, the film is filled with intense human emotions and desires, and some occasional fun and crazy moments. The political background to the film gives ...

  7. Alexandra

    Posted May 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for Russia's brutal military incursion into Chechnya in the last decade of the 20th century. In crafting a dreamy, atmospheric film depicting the conscripts as simply bored, directionless young men, ... Sokurov's most political film in recent years, and it's an anti-war piece too. As the film follows the wanderings of a grandmother (played by opera singer Galina Vishnevskaya, above) around ...

  8. Our textbooks are politically biased

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... mindset. How can we learn to relate to the mainland if we are not allowed to know its political system, warts and all? Tommy Chan Chuen-hin, SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School From the Editor ...

  9. iForward, Russia!

    Posted May 11th 2008, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui iForward, Russia! Life Processes (Cooking Vinyl) It's not just their typographer's nightmare of a name that catapulted iForward, Russia! to the forefront ... existential pain proves to be smothering by the end of the record. In working with a professional producer (Matt Bayles, who counts numerous Seattle bands among his clients) iForward, Russia! have ...

  10. Six degrees

    Posted Aug 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Nicholas II... The tsar, who ruled Russia from 1894 to 1917, was nicknamed Bloody Nicholas, due to his merciless campaigns against political foes. But his influence waned while he was away ... Rasputin, Russia's greatest love machine. The song was one of several hits by Boney M... In 1979, the German disco band released a cover of The Beatles' then decade-old song Two of Us. ...




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