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Media must respect right to privacy

Striking a balance between freedom of the press and the right to privacy is a notion universally accepted. But the experience in Hong Kong shows this is easier said than done.

Monday, 2 April, 2012, 12:00am

Critics snared in microblog crackdown

A prominent mainland political commentator's microblogging accounts on three popular platforms were shut down on Saturday in the wake of an unprecedented clampdown on 'rumour-mongering' via Twitter-like weibo services.

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Six degrees

Dame Edna Everage was due to give her Hong Kong possums a final farewell yesterday, before retiring from the stage after a 57-year outing. Adored by many, the dame has had her ups and downs. During a stint as agony aunt at Vanity Fair, she responded to a reader who had asked if she should learn Spanish by saying: 'Forget Spanish ... Who speaks it that you are really desperate to talk to?

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Bdy of horror

Scanners (1981)

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Red planet has whiff of cheese

Who is the first American who landed on Mars? John Carter from Virginia.

Disney once again tries to turn a novel - A Princess of Mars, this time - into a blockbuster. Directed by Andrew Stanton, this action-packed sci-fi movie has been renamed after the main character, John Carter.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Pioneer superhero

If the story of John Carter seems more than a little similar to most modern day sci-fi action-adventures, it's no accident. That's because Edgar Rice Burroughs, the creator of the main character in Disney's latest adventure movie, pioneered the genre a century ago.

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

And the winner is ...

Oscar buzz is in the air. By this time tomorrow, the top honours in film will have been handed out. For some it will be heartbreak; for others, a momentous evening, filled with dream-come-true moments to end a wonderful year of movie-making. And for viewers of the 84th Academy Awards, it'll be all about red carpet outfits and predicting the winners.

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Channel Hop

The subject (and title) of HBO series Luck (HBO; Mondays at 10pm) would seem to sell itself in a city like Hong Kong, where horse betting, based on both strategic data analysis and superstitious twinges, is a way of life.

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am