Stephen Mccarty

HK$800,000 purse for works of fiction

Hong Kong-based author Nury Vittachi will head a panel of three judges who will decide the destiny of the inaugural Australia-Asia Literary Award.

Wednesday, 7 May, 2008, 12:00am

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Two's company

22 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

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Taking flight

23 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Treasure island

Next time you don't have a thing to wear, and only an antique opera dress worn on a British stage, in heavy silk and with gener-ous helpings of elaborate embroidery, will do, drop in at Hong Kong Treasure.

18 Jul 2004 - 12:00am




Funkadelic - Parisian Funky House Night

Sat, May 12, 11pm-late.

bl.ush, 54-58 Hollywood Road, Central.

Tel: 2815 2800.

Tickets: $220 advance available from bl.ush, phi-b and Amida; $280 at the door

11 May 2001 - 12:00am


Bobby Gaylor (Atlantic)

Something must have possessed Bobby Gaylor to commit to disc his reminiscences about growing up in Massachusetts . . . but whatever it was I doubt it was the spirit of entertainment.

4 Aug 2000 - 12:00am


k d lang (Warner Brothers)

'We're all going on a summer holiday . . .' k d lang doesn't sing on Invincible Summer. But if she did, the sentiment would fit right in with the dreamy, sunny ambience of a CD that floats away on the clouds as soon as it leaves the box.

28 Jul 2000 - 12:00am


Toploader (Sony) Toploader are big at home in Britain, but don't take that as any guarantee of quality. The post-Oasis British pop scene has been filled in the past few years by the likes of Liverpool's Cast, who, after early promise, faded into mediocrity.

21 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

New Beginning

Stephen Gately (Polydor) 'I still believe in you, oh you/You're my every dream come true/And that is why/I just can't say goodbye' is almost all you need to know about this collection of largely whimpering lurve odes.

7 Jul 2000 - 12:00am


1 Where in Hong Kong would you find Picnic Bay? 2 Singer Cherilyn Sarkarsian La Pier is better known as whom? 3 How many legs does a Bombay Duck have? 4 What is the capital of Paraguay? 5 Who played James Bond in the movie Live And Let Die? 6 In snooker, which colour ball is worth four points? 7 Who said: 'Books are just trees with squiggles on them.'?

2 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Production Mirwais

Mirwais Ahmadzai, former Paris punk, was born in Switzerland to an Italian mother and Afghan father, and as a teenager was inspired by disco and punk simultaneously, although his first love was Jimi Hendrix. At 17, with fellow fans of Kraftwerk and The Stooges, he formed a band which played electro-pop. No wonder he's confused.

19 May 2000 - 12:00am

Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore - So Real (Epic/550) Mandy Moore must have Bee Gees posters on her bedroom walls.

Setting music back 20-odd years, Moore slogs through this anaemic slew of disco ditties on a disc you don't need and won't miss. New millennium, same old rubbish on the radio.

21 Jan 2000 - 12:00am


Korn - Issues (Epic) Korn need never worry about ending up in the Easy Listening section of your local record shop: like their previous albums, this is a tough proposition even as background music, let alone something you might try to listen closely to.

14 Jan 2000 - 12:00am


Metallica - S&M (Vertigo) High culture meets low here as the heavy-duty rockers get all arty, recycling their greatest hits by adding a classical dimension.

The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra isn't the first ensemble you'd expect to find backing these power-chord giants, but the man with the baton is Michael Kamen - not your average conductor.

17 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley - Artist Of The Century (RCA) With more than half an eye on the turn-of-millennium gift market, the Elvis industry has come up with this lovingly (and comprehensively) compiled and illustrated, three-CD boxed set of the king's hits - and a few misses.

17 Sep 1999 - 12:00am