Album of the week - 'The 2nd Law' by Muse

Album of the week - 'The 2nd Law' by Muse

The 2nd Law



Last year, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy announced the band's sixth album would be a "Christian gangsta-rap jazz odyssey, with some ambient rebellious dubstep and face-melting metal flamenco cowboy psychedelia".

Sunday, 14 October, 2012, 11:20am

Musings: Reading Hong Kong, China, and the World

Musings: Reading Hong Kong, China, and the World by Leo Lee Ou-fan East Slope Publishing

This interesting book comprises book reviews and opinion pieces on local culture that author Leo Lee Ou-fan, professor emeritus of Chinese Literature at Harvard University and a prolific local cultural critic, contributed to the short-lived local cultural magazine Muse.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

G.E.M. (Gloria Tang), singer-songwriter

What I'm listening to: Muse's 2009 album, The Resistance. I seldom listen to rock music but I want to know more about Muse. I listened to them a lot as I prepared for my latest concerts

What I'm reading: local author Sirena Cheng's novels. They're love stories for girls. I also like Chip Tsao's books - his writing is sarcastic and to the point.

22 May 2011 - 12:00am

Adrian Da Silva, musician

1. Late in the Day - Supergrass

A totally underrated band, these guys have many awesome songs and this one has always been one of my favourites. I'm hoping to cover this at my next gig.

2. Man on the Silver Mountain - Rainbow

24 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Dancing Backwards

Dancing Backwards by Salley Vickers 4th Estate, HK$104

27 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Artists get together to raise funds for 60-year-old garden

Local cultural supporters - of new art as well as the preservation of old heritage - were at the Cat Street Gallery on Thursday for the opening of a three-day exhibition and sale to aid Dragon Garden in Sham Tseng.

8 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Muse - The Resistance Tour

The British rock band (above, from left: Matthew Bellamy on vocals, guitar and keyboards, Chris Wolstenholme on bass and backing vocals, and Dominic Howard on drums) in concert. Tonight, 8pm, AsiaWorld-Arena, HK International Airport, Lantau, HK$380, HK$580 HK Ticketing. Inquiries:

6 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Growing pains

The Asian contemporary art bubble has deflated a little, as shown by tepid sales of top Chinese and Indian lots at Christie's Hong Kong last month, so it's little wonder an off-the-beaten-track group exhibition by Indonesian, South Korean and Singaporean artists has turned introspective.

21 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Chance meeting leads to journey of peace

You never know who you might meet at a bus stop. French expatriates Agnes Thierry (above left) and Julia O'Toole (right, with brand ambassador Rachel Kan Mo-wah) bumped into one another waiting for a ride in Hong Kong, and realised they both spoke the same language and shared similar artistic tastes. Now, the two native Parisians are partners in a jewellery line called Tara Moor.

18 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

New Horizons

10 Chancery Lane Gallery Art Projects

From Sat-Oct 18

18 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Hold steady

Complete your cocktail ensemble with one of these stylish clutch bags - the perfect way to keep your essentials close to hand.

Resin clutch by Chanel HK$26,300

Clutch by Valentino HK$68,500

Muse purse by Yves Saint Laurent HK$15,500

Wooden clutch by Stella McCartney HK$28,050

5 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Hiram To


Hero: actor and author Dirk Bogarde. 'For his talent, charm and charisma.

I wish I had made his album Lyrics for Lovers.'

Inspiration: Cuban Felix Gonzalez-Torres, known for his minimalist installations and sculptures - 'I like dead artists the most' - and pop-artist Edward Ruscha.

27 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Muse live and at their best

If you have never experienced British alternative band Muse's live performances - what the band is best known for - their live album H.A.A.R.P. is a great introduction to how dazzling they are.

H.A.A.R.P. comprises a CD and DVD of material recorded over two concerts in London last summer. Even without the DVD, it's incredible and well worth the price.

30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Next in line

In the past two years, Yves Saint Laurent has released a series of simple yet luxe bags that have been a hit with the fashion pack - from the Mombasa and Muse to the Downtown. The latest style, the Besace, has already been spotted on celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Sienna Miller.

16 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Charmed life

Yves Saint Laurent has struck gold with all of its handbags since it launched the Muse last year. The Ymail collection is likely to enjoy the same glory when it is launched this week.

2 Dec 2007 - 12:00am