Gloves off, earplugs in, here come Dinosaur Jr

Dinosaur Jr are (from left) Lou Barlow, J. Mascis and Murph. Photo: Handout

Not long ago, local officials seriously considered issuing gig-goers with gloves to dampen the sound of clapping from Hong Kong stadium. But times have changed, and the city is now preparing to welcome a band that is widely seen as the loudest in the world.

Sunday, 14 October, 2012, 12:49pm

More to history than an intern's tale

New revelations by a former intern in the John F. Kennedy White House make the cigar antics of Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton look tame. Excerpts from Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath, an account by Mimi Alford of her teenage years at the heart of the administration, read like something from a bad erotic novel.

8 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

And without raising taxes, I will finally balance the budget

U.S. Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney

Mr Terry looks forward to the opportunity to clear his name

A lawyer for John Terry (above), after the England soccer captain denied in court racially abusing an opponent

2 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

B Minor Mass

Helmuth Rilling conducts soprano Yuki Ip, mezzo soprano Louise Kwong, tenor Alex Tam, bass Apollo Wong, the City Chamber Orchestra of HK (left), organist Peter Yue, Die Konzertisten and HKFYG HK Melody Makers performing J.S. Bach's musical setting of the complete Latin Mass. Today, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$180-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2523 4157

17 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Helmuth Rilling conducts Bach's Mass in B minor

Helmuth Rilling conducts Bach's Mass in B minor City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall Aug 17, 8pm

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Cash in on Ng's Elephant Cheers

Punters will doubtless pin their hopes to Crown Witness in tonight's Cricket Club Valley Stakes (1,650m) at Happy Valley, but the Gary Ng Ting-keung stable is in great form and offers a better value option for punters with Elephant Cheers.

1 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Past whisperer

Her children thinks she talks to ghosts. 'And in a way I do,' admits Geraldine Brooks, whose uncanny ability to give voice to the past in her fiction has won her the Pulitzer Prize and a global readership in the millions.

24 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Lines of Flyfire

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in the United States, are breathing new life into pixel art through a digital-display system called Flyfire.

7 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Slice of Life

A master of the ferry launch Man On and the mistress of a harbour passenger boat reported a collision between their vessels to the Harbour Office on March 19. The master states he was proceeding from Hongkong to Shamshuipo when he saw a sampan bearing down on him at about 60 yards distance in the Southern Fairway. He altered course and sounded his whistle, but the sampan altered too.

17 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

e-pal: united states

Connecting with teens around the world

Name Kelly Allison Joy

Age 17

City Danvers, Massachusetts

Star sign Capricorn

I live in Danvers, in the suburbs of Boston, and it's a typical town with apartments and huge mansions and regular houses.

2 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

e-pal united states

Connecting with teens around the world

Name Kelly Allison Joy

Age 17

City Danvers, Massachusetts

Star sign Capricorn

I live in Danvers, in the Boston suburbs. It's a fairly typical town, with a mix of flats, huge mansions and regular houses.

6 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Entree: Provincetown

Cape Cod's tip has a cluster of idyllic towns set between its lighthouses that are a magnet for tourists during the summer months, but Provincetown, Massachusetts, must count as the best, not only for scenery but for shopping fans who can spend hours browsing on Commercial Street.

26 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Liberty Hotel, Boston

What is it? The Libert, once an historic jail, has just opened as a swank, US$150 million inn with stellar views of the Boston skyline. The hotel is within walking distance of Beacon Hill, a fascinating enclave of 19th-century Federalist and Victorian buildings, antique shops and small restaurants. A five-minute jog away is the Charles River.

3 Feb 2008 - 12:00am



by Elizabeth H. Winthrop

Sceptre, HK$132

14 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Catholics may attend Mass by 'illicit' bishops

Pope Benedict's new directives in allowing Catholics to attend Mass celebrated by bishops not approved by the Vatican and his call for 'illicit' bishops to reconcile with the Holy See is likely to ease internal strife in the mainland church.

1 Jul 2007 - 12:00am