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  1. Sex Pistols founder mixed exploitation with creativity

    Posted Apr 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... mentioned by him anywhere else. But McLaren was far more than a heartless exploiter. Out of the constant strikes, blackouts, piles of rotting rubbish and urban decay of late 1970s Britain he ...

  2. Impermanence

    Posted May 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Photographs (including Hangzhou, left) of abstract imagery hidden within decaying and distressed walls by Norman de Brackinghe. Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm, Picture This Gallery, 13/F, 9 Queen's Rd Central. Inquiries: 2525 2820. Ends May 28 ...

  3. Anni Rossi

    Posted Oct 26th 2008, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... style that came across a little like a more urban Jolie Holland. A debut was apparently in the works, but her label went under before Rossi could finish recording. Luckily for us all, though, ... But the closing Central Utah leaves you feeling chipper, even though she's singing about rural decay. Now based in Chicago, Rossi is currently in the studio with producer Steve Albini (the Pixies, ...

  4. Eileen Chang: Romancing Languages, Cultures and Genres

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for Chang. It separated her from her fellow Chinese writers whose sweeping tales of great social upheavals often sacrificed nuance for politics. Chang is notable for her depictions of a decaying urban Chinese elite in Shanghai and Hong Kong. 'All I really write about are some of the trivial things that happen between men and women. There is no war and no revolution in my ...

  5. ALBUM (1969)

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... insane' which could be seen not only as a caustic observation of urban decay but also of the moral decline of a nation looking for a new direction at the end of the 1960s and the era's ...

  6. Urban Ballet

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Erika Fulenwider Urban Ballet Compagnie Revolution 'I am a creator, no?' French choreographer Anthony Egea says half jokingly. 'Jazz, hip hop, classical ballet, I love ... for example, that's unexpected.' So Urban Ballet, which his Compagnie R?volution will be staging next week in Hong Kong as part of Le French May, is all about creating the unexpected. Egea ...

  7. The Lake House

    Posted Sep 07th 2006, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... house and its surroundings or Chicago's enchanting urban landscape, ranging from glass- and-steel skyscrapers to suburban homes and the gritty footpaths of the city's slowly decaying ... romantic love: the relationship with deceased or estranged fathers, for example, or the alienation of modern urban life. The Lake House centres on pent-up emotions, resulting from a breakdown ...

  8. Urban-funky Christmas display sign of Times

    Posted Nov 22nd 2010, 12:00am

    ... Square's Christmas celebration to be superior this year. That's because they've enlisted the help of Hong Kong toy designer and urban culture icon Michael Lau, who has created a funky, ... the goal was to combine urban culture and toys to capture the atmosphere of a colourful zone. The exhibition runs until December 27. ...

  9. Urban romance a winner

    Posted Aug 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Barry C Chung American-born, Taipei-based director Arvin Chen's feature debut Au Revoir Taipei delivers a unique take on Taipei's urban culture and provides an interesting contrast to a summer of superhero, animation and 3D films. Kai (Jack Yao) longs to join his girlfriend in the romance capital of the world, Paris. Each day he goes to a bookstore to learn French. ...

  10. Urban Drift

    Posted Aug 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Photography exhibition (including Beijing Worker, left) by former BBC journalist Ben McMillan explores urbanisation in China. Opens today, 9am-9pm daily. The Landmark, 15 Queen's Rd Central. Inquiries: 2522 0405 ...




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