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  • Jul 29, 2014
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SCMP's Life section takes a broad view of culture and covers issues including the environment, community affairs and human interest stories. Mondays are dedicated to Fashion, Health and Education. Tuesdays focus on Fitness and Wellbeing, Arts and Entertainment, and Family. Fridays cover Food and Wine, Technology and Design and Luxury.  

Book review: Belomor, by Nicolas Rothwell

In the opening pages of Nicolas Rothwell's impressive mixture of art history, travel journalism and fiction, we encounter Bernardo Bellotto, nephew of Italian artist Canaletto, who in 1747 journeys to Dresden "to record the dream of an autocrat".

Sunday, 27 July, 2014, 12:31pm

Plunging comic sales in Hong Kong force artists to find a new perspective

Hong Kong has a great comics heritage but plunging sales have seen mainstream genres give way to more diverse alternatives

27 Jul 2014 - 4:24pm

Xu Bing's Asia Society retrospective demonstrates conceptual thinking

This mini-retrospective at the Asia Society is the brainchild of one of China's most cerebral and challenging artists, Xu Bing.

22 Jul 2014 - 10:39am

Stuntmen a dying breed in Hong Kong says daredevil expert, as Hollywood comes calling

Bruce Law Lai-yin is a man in demand these days. The Hong Kong-born stunt and special effects expert's latest credits include Hollywood blockbuster Transformers: Age of Extinction, Indonesian actioner The Raid 2, and mainland films No Man's Land and The Great Hypnotist; not to mention John Woo Yu-sam's upcoming The Crossing.

22 Jul 2014 - 12:26pm

Beatbox Battle 2014 Hong Kong's first beatboxing contest

The city is to host its first beatboxing contest, the Hong Kong Beatbox Battle 2014, on Friday. The competition aims to find the best beatboxer in town, and introduce the vocal percussion technique to a wider audience.

Organised by Dominic "Fatking" Chow, the competition is expected to draw more than 30 hopefuls - 16 of whom will make it to the stage at the Youth Square in Chai Wan.

22 Jul 2014 - 10:56am

Hong Kong's white elephants? Jury still out on Cyberport and Science Park

A decade after their creation, the jury is still out on Cyberport and Science Park, both huge projects underpinned by property development, writes Charley Lanyon.

22 Jul 2014 - 11:14am 10 comments

Choosing the right visa when migrating makes all the difference

Migration to developed countries is a hot political topic these days. The US and European economies have suffered badly in the recession, which has led to a tightening of controls. In a speech to the University of East Anglia last year, British Prime Minister David Cameron said net migration into Britain needed to come down from hundreds of thousands a year to just tens of thousands.

22 Jul 2014 - 10:39am

Road test: Sudoku Junior app

22 Jul 2014 - 10:39am

App developer learns a few things from his seven-year-old daughter

Of all the clients that software developer Erwan Mace has worked with, the toughest customer might just be his own daughter.

22 Jul 2014 - 10:39am

How not to work out at the gym

Is the summer heat forcing you to retreat into the gym? You may think you can sweat and grunt with impunity as you go about your routine, but there are unwritten rules of gym etiquette.

22 Jul 2014 - 10:39am 3 comments