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Cultural Appropriation

Flight of fancy: how fashion hitched a ride on retro glamour

Ever since the Mad Men phenomenon, style seekers have been looking for the next retro TV series to shake up their silhouettes. That show launched a return to femininity and made pencil skirts and tight sweaters go mainstream.

Friday, 2 December, 2011, 12:00am

Being 'cool' can lead you into hot water

'Cool' is not just a word, but a lifestyle for teenagers. Being cool means following the latest trends in fashion, technology, food, accessories and other things.

5 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Play it cool and the rewards will come


March 21 - April 19

As we move into the second half of the year, you can give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done.

25 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Win tickets

The appearance by the Ed Banger crew is likely to be one of the most talked-about club nights of the year, and the cool people at Volar are giving away a double pass to one lucky Going Out reader. For a chance to win, email and tell us what music you usually like to bang your head to.

5 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Animated about waste

If you want to see how marketing has turned a freely available commodity - tap water - into a source of profit and pollution, watch The Story of Bottled Water, an animated Web video made by Annie Leonard.

27 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Take a trip to Tai Po and learn about YP

This Lunar New Year holiday, Young Post will be holding an open day so that you can find out exactly what goes on behind the scenes.

We are inviting some lucky readers to come to the SCMP office and talk to the team to find out what we do, and go on a tour of the presses, watching as the Post Magazine rolls off the conveyor belt.

11 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Gay TV channel for people who aren't

Can there be such a thing as too much TV? Not for couch potatoes like us. However, we're not sure how much we'll be tuning into yet another new English station on Now Broadband TV starting on Tuesday. From the corporate suits at Sony who came up with action-oriented AXN and Animax, they've now conjured another niche market station called Sony Entertainment Television.

24 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Ugly ducklings

No matter how much we scorn it, kitsch is an integral part of the human condition.' So wrote Czech author Milan Kundera in The Unbearable Lightness of Being.

6 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

What's the damage?

I bought this cool dress and these hip shoes yesterday!

What was the damage?

Well ... it cost me an arm and a leg! ... I don't think I want to say.

Do you mean you blew all your pocket money?

Mmm ... sort of!

What will your mum say?

Don't know!

13 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Exam fears

Paul, do you think this drink will boost my brain power in the exam?

No. I think studying hard is the only way to do well.

Peter, you should learn from Paul and keep a cool head.

I can't help it. Miss Chan said the exam's going to be hard.

Yes, the pressure drives me crazy.

7 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

brand of brothers

Just when you think you know what women want, the goal posts shift. The metrosexual is, apparently, passe. And the members of the counter-movement, who branded themselves retrosexual (in the same way new lads rode roughshod over sensitive new-age man in the mid-1990s), can be dismissed as out of hand too. This year, we are told, is the year of the ubersexual.

26 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Shoppers' paradise on Earth

Aproven fact of consumerism is that the more there is on offer, the more we crave. The world has become full of people prowling in search of that new colour, texture, fabric or flavour - the eye candy that no one has yet discovered.

10 Feb 2006 - 12:00am


On October 15, in the article headlined 'Ice-cool performer' on this page, the dance company CCDC should have been referred to as City Contemporary Dance Company.

20 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

It's a fine Klein between kitsch and critique

Artists love paying lip service to being democratic and creating art for the common man, but in truth insiders are incredibly snobby about preserving the line between fine art that appears in museums and galleries, and commercial art everywhere else.

10 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Hip or hopeless?

Are you genuinely hip, or just a great pretender? Take our Ultimate Hipness Aptitude Test to find out. Being hip is not just about stylish outfits; a cool personality starts from within. This test is divided into three sections: Attitude, Fashion and Culture.


1. What do you think about gay marriage?

14 Mar 2004 - 12:00am