Mass Media

Album rewind: Bob Dylan - Slow Train Coming (1979)

Bob Dylan

Christian rock: what an oxymoron. But God works in mysterious ways, and in the year of our Lord 1979, Jesus saved Bob Dylan. A cross thrown on stage helped him through a difficult gig. Then a vision in a Tucson hotel room, as good a place as any: "Jesus put his hand on me … The glory of the Lord knocked me down and picked me up."

Monday, 22 October, 2012, 4:02pm

Fashion world welcomes older models

Carmen Dell'Orefice, 81, models a creation from the Norisol Ferrari spring-summer 2013 collection in New York. Photo: Reuters

Fashion's obsession with youth might be waning. Could it be losing its love of adolescent waifs? Probably not entirely, judging by the girls on the catwalk and in magazines. But the trend of young teens modelling high fashion clothes bought by women mostly in their 30s and 40s is being challenged.

21 Sep 2012 - 11:18am

Detention of Ming Pao journalists on mainland condemned

A protester condemns the reporters' detention. Photo: Sam Tsang

Journalist groups in the city have slammed Hunan authorities for detaining two Hong Kong reporters who interviewed the family of late mainland dissident Li Wangyang .

Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung said that the government would maintain close communication with mainland authorities on the matter.

14 Sep 2012 - 2:59am

NPC deputy Miriam Lau Kin-yee calls for new inquiry into alleged suicide

Activist Li Wangyang

A Hong Kong deputy to the National People's Congress has written to Premier Wen Jiabao requesting a new investigation into the death of Tiananmen pro-democracy activist Li Wangyang .

13 Sep 2012 - 3:37am

Hong Kong Economic Journal's price increase is a game-changer

After freezing prices at HK$6 for more than a decade, the Hong Kong Economic Journal will become the first Chinese-language newspapers to break a long-established pricing agreement by charging HK$8 from Monday.

30 Aug 2012 - 3:36am

Reboot for Puss in Boots

'You have made the cat angry. You do not want to make the cat angry!' - Puss in Boots, voiced by Antonio Banderas

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

Fads rule reading lists in fickle city, booksellers say

Running a bookshop in Hong Kong is hard in the best of times, but the fickle and unpredictable nature of the city's reading preferences makes it even more difficult, booksellers say.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

TV controls likely to be turn-off

Mainland television viewers will be relying more on the internet for their programmes after the top broadcast regulator ordered a series of new content rules, including a ban on remakes of foreign shows.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

Featuring the voices of: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Frances McDormand, Jessica Chastain (English version); Ronald Cheng Chung-kei, Donald Tong Kim-hong, Carol Cheng Yue-ling (Cantonese version) Directors: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath and Conrad Vernon Category: I (English and Cantonese versions)

15 Aug 2012 - 10:50pm

Another bull's-eye adventure

Madagascar 3 beats the threequel curse by turning out a hilarious - of the laugh-out-loud variety - globe-trotting spectacle with dazzling visuals and an emphasis on character development.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

FILM (1996)

The Island of Dr Moreau Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, David Thewlis Director: John Frankenheimer

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Crackdown on newspaper sends a chilling signal

The recent leadership changes at a major Shanghai newspaper sends a signal to the city's media that it must be more careful with its reporting ahead of the Communist Party's 18th national congress, when a new leadership will be unveiled.

Lu Yan was dismissed as publisher of the Oriental Morning Post, and Sun Jian was suspended as deputy editor-in-chief, on July 18.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Turning the tables

I made a great discovery in a second-hand-book shop recently: a Turkish cookbook with simple recipes that actually work.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse

An alternate timeline, invading alien hordes, and cool mechs are the main ingredients in the latest sci-fi anime from Japan called Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse. The show is based on a 2003 Japanese video game series that has since evolved into a multi-title manga and now a 12-episode action sci-fi series.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Censors ban train crash coverage

Censors have banned coverage of the first anniversary of the deadly high-speed-train crash in Wenzhou , Zhejiang province, in the latest move to tighten media control ahead of the Communist Party's national congress later this year.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am