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Six degrees

Saturday, 29 September, 2012, 11:50pm


Who started it? Former investment banker James A. Christopher, founded the brand, which launched last month, in frustration over the lack of quality and personality in many men's underwear departments. The New Yorker found that while designer undies were luxurious, they were either over-priced or lacked style.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Channel hop

Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire proved that 20th-century period dramas can help today's studio executives fuel their Ferraris while harking back to an almost-forgotten time when America was great. And so, among the newest television offerings from the United States that will soon show up in Hong Kong are copycats such as Pan Am.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

James Warhola

COUNTRY PURSUITS I grew up on the outskirts of Pittsburgh [in Pennsylvania, the United States], with three brothers and three sisters. We were country kids. My dad ran a junkyard and we all had to work, separating and cleaning raw metal. Just like farm families, we all had to pitch in. My father was Andy Warhol's eldest brother.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Students invited to make a difference

Young people who are inspired to be change makers are invited to join the MaD Good Lab 2011. It is a programme featuring workshops and events on 'Inclusive Design', 'Change In Action', 'A MaD Thing a Day @ Facebook' and 'MaD Trips'.

MaD Trips are an extension of last year's Shanghai Expo trip, where 80 students went to the city for a cultural programme.

16 May 2011 - 12:00am

Outspoken magazine under pressure to soften its line

The mainland's most outspoken political magazine is under unprecedented pressure from the authorities to remove its publisher and soften its editorial line, fuelling speculation about the fate of the publication which has the support of many retired senior party liberals.

23 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Public Eye

How many more die before government acts?

1 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

No shame in satire

As Meatloaf used to sing, two out of three ain't bad. So being credited with having three out of the four classical Chinese virtues might be perceived as a compliment. Alas, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong must have had a momentary humour bypass over the Lunar New Year. Come to think of it, the party probably never had any to begin with.

25 Feb 2010 - 12:00am


Shopping malls are hoping for big profits as they launch Games promotions. Is there a danger of commercialism drowning out calls for Hongkongers to embrace the real Olympic spirit? Write to us.

9 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Thursday Thinktank

Five things we're all wondering about

1 Hong Kong gender imbalance with more women than men ... guys are thinking 'that's a problem?'

2 Guilty RTHK producer sentenced to community service ... if he really wants to do the public some good, tell his radio hosts to shut up and play some music.

7 Aug 2008 - 12:00am