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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Hong Kong deserves better public art

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by OSCAR HO

    ... Oscar Ho Public art in Hong Kong is loud and showy. Communities would benefit if works were more culturally and geographically relevant Big is not beautiful As announced in Chief Executive ... the money on something solid and meaningful instead? life@scmp.com Oscar Ho is director of Chinese University's cultural management programme ...

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    Ang Lee's Oscar shows Asian cinema has come of age

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... The Taiwanese filmmaker competed against the likes of Steven Spielberg and won his second Oscar for best director for Life of Pi. While he was not the hands-down favourite, his victory ... than overwhelm it. The Oscar judges clearly recognised Lee not just for the film's technical virtuosity but for that most elemental of craft- storytelling. It's significant that Lee, ...

  3. Celebrities dressed to thrill

    Posted Apr 20th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... Vivian Chen It might not have been the Oscars but the glamour was definitely turned up for Sunday's Hong Kong Film Awards. Spurred perhaps by the challenge for best-dressed personalities of the evening, singer Denise Ho Wan-sze abandoned her usual grunge/rock aesthetic for an elegant black strapless gown and jewellery from Dior and took the women's prize. Nicholas Tse ...

  4. Q. So you think you know pop culture...

    Posted May 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Oscar-nominated living person? 4. Whose famous last words are often quoted as 'Either the wallpaper goes, or I do'. 5. What is the fruit flavour of a traditional crepe suzette? 6. What does ... mixed cocaine and ether? 10. What type of race is the Iditarod? Answers 1. Bob Dylan; 2. The Sopranos; 3. Composer John Williams; 4. Oscar Wilde; 5. Orange; 6. Nine dragons (gow loong); 7. Green ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Dinners with poet Leung Ping Kwan a cultural delight

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by OSCAR HO

    ... Oscar Ho Poet remembered as bon vivant who revelled in the cultural richness of his city Dinners with PK nourished the soul Having dinner with late Hong Kong poet Leung Ping-kwan (or PK, ... Hongkongers we have a rich, vibrant and colourful culture we should be very proud of?" I wish those bigwigs up there within the infrastructure knew what PK was talking about. Oscar Ho is director ...

  6. A Shanghai welcome for Gucci

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... included dual Oscar-winning American actress Hilary Swank, Filipino fashion designer Tamara Falco, Danish model Nadja Bender, American-Taiwanese actress Tiffany Hsu Wei-ning and Taiwanese actor ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Quiet or busy, a dilemma for museums

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am by OSCAR HO

    ... Oscar Ho Visiting a gallery is now rarely a contemplative art experience given the number of visitors Space to think has become a luxury When I was a little boy, a wooden box called ... to be a contemplative space, is it a failure or a success? Oscar Ho is director of Chinese University's cultural management programme ...

  8. Coin hoard

    Posted Mar 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Oscars are over and many jewellery designers have shut shop until the award season begins again in September. However, Italian designer Roberto Coin continues to go against the grain. Since founding his business in 1977, the celebrity favourite has risen steadily through the ranks to become one of the top three designers in the United States, churning out more than 600 ...

  9. BOOK (1888)

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Robin Lynam The Happy Prince and Other Tales by Oscar Wilde D. Nutt Oscar Wilde's literary reputation rests mostly on his plays, his sole novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the works inspired by his imprisonment, De Profundis and The Ballad of Reading Gaol. It is often forgotten he was also a gifted writer of short fiction and particularly of stories for children, five ...

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    Guess who's coming to dinner

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 09:57am by Jason Y Ng

    ... the origin of every piece of furniture, they are making mental notes about his taste and social standing. And so before every housewarming dinner, Thanksgiving feast and Oscars party, stressed-out ...




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